I am a life long resident of Tempe. A widow. I have my BFA in art-oil painting from ASU. I jump around from drawing to painting to watercolor to mosaic to misc. fiber arts. Most of my work is usually a response to women’s issues, women’s history. I often sit in my garden and wonder if it sits on top of an ancient woman’s garden. Is my kitchen on top of hers? Was she in love? I come from generations of women who worked at jobs and owned businesses decades before it was socially acceptable. Watching what my mom went through because of it has impacted how I feel about the world around me, society and the government.