Art moves me. And inspiration is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. It was in third grade that I knew I wanted to pursue art for the rest of my life. That passion has not waned. In fact, to this day every time I speak about art, my hand goes to my heart. That is telling. Stuff I like to geek out on include music, sound design, running, graphic novels, non-fiction books on art and life, yoga, good food, and meditation.
I have been an artist ever since a pencil was placed in my hand. My Dutch grandfather who made a living as a Sculptor in Holland was partly responsible for passing that on to me. I am an illustrator and graphic designer, as well as a Spanish and Portuguese interpreter. Running my own business for both entrepreneurial endeavors has taught me a great deal about communication, organization, marketing, as well as professional development and advancement.
Finding great new recipes to use with my new Vitamix blender.
Live mindfully in the present moment.
It's difficult to name just one! People who immediately come to mind-- my mom and dad, Rosa Parks, Tara Brach, Mother Theresa, Buddha, and Gandhi. All of them have made positive changes in the world.
I'm a great listener, but that's not really a secret.
To brush my teeth every day.
How to meditate. It works wonders.