My travels and experience in life have had a profound effect on my writing and my art.In each book I strive to connect on a personal level with the reader, the same way I would if we met personally. My art has now evolved into using abstract as a way of communicating emotions.
'5 Pillars of the Gypsy' is my latest release which combines art and verse and stands as a mixture of spiritualism and emotion.Each poem tells a story. Each story is meant to awaken the inner you and add meaning to life events.
Over the past years I have managed two trips with Habitat for Humanity - Global Village; one to Tajikistan and one to Jordan. Each of these trips included short stops in Istanbul which quickly became my favourite city to visit and explore. As a result I had the privilege of learning about Islam and its parallels with Christianity along with cultural customs.
As a volunteer with Literacy Unlimited and Friends for Mental Health, I support and encourage education as a way to break barriers too, through knowledge and understanding. The adventurous laid back spirit in me has enabled me to become very adaptable to a variety of enjoyable experiences and delight in every one of them. My biggest pleasures are my biggest motivators.
I am currently working on my 6th book, 'Crystal Ball Persuasion', which will follow along the lines of '5 Pillars of the Gypsy' as I feel I have found my true voice.
What are you working on next?
'5 Pillars of the Gypsy' was an abstract story of a gypsy mind in that the story was told through art and poetry. My next book (project) will tackle a much more honest, harder hitting view of the perpetual suburban 'gypsy'. I have not sorted out all the details as yet but it is bubbling in my mind and notebook. My fascination with gypsies is more about the wandering mind, the urge to travel and the love of music and dance. Most people, at some time in their lives make a wish to re-start or to get away from their current situation - herein lies the suburban gypsy.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a visual artist so my day is spent planning or creating art pieces. I am also a Freelance Writer focusing on content, health (mental, physical and natural) and welfare articles and blog posts. Lately, in the past year I have dedicated a tremendous amount of time to my website(s) and gathering social contacts within the writers world as well as learning how to market my goods. Writing a book or two or even three does not guarantee people will read it and it is the same with art. Having great pieces adorning your own wall is not what an artist wants. The sharing of my work is as important as the process.
A short, hard-hitting, comedic play. Moral decay is alive and not so well in the suburbs as well as urban area neighbourhoods. The uncomfortable feeling of laughing in the face of what is essentially murder and kidnapping propels this relevant comedy/drama.