I am so blessed to know so many talented women artists. It has been three year journey uncovering my creative venues, that have transformed my life! I have always been an avid reader, writer and creative arts person in my classroom and in my home. I grew up with a tribe of creative painters, teachers, crafters and musicians in my childhood home.
My talents and secret creative dreams remained in the confines of my heart and home for decades! I was so busy with juggling family, career and community for decades, that I had little time to ponder and create our into the world.
The I left my full time career and marriage and embarked on an amazing solo adventure of creativity! Suddenly I was whisked into the heart of the Queens Arts scene by “The Rebel Poet of Queens” Audrey Dimola – who introduced me to so many reading and open mic venues – to read my freshly minted pages aloud, on stage and in public! Hoong Yee Krakauer- Director of the Queens Council on the Arts mentored me and welcomed me with open arms into the plethora of artist workshops and performances at her venue. Yvonne Shortt, an innovator and director of RPGA awarded me my first grant – to create poetry in Socrates Park for community members. Mari Fernandez- founder/producer filmed and televised me for my for TV show on QPTV.
I started “The Enchanted Goddess: Literary Creative Arts Series” two years ago. So many women read, wrote, shared and collaborated in community. Jennifer, May, Lucy, Sikeea, Sanyukta, Tania, Christina… all writers, artists, phographers and musicians sat down together sharing their dreams and creative visions!
And now we have “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” performance to celebrate all these creative goddesses! I am bursting with such love and gratitude for all these amazing women who create, collaborate and celebrate together!