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Plankton & Plastics & Beautiful Art

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Oct 1, 2015 Colors, Illustration, News, Photography, Presentations, Storytelling, Technology , , , , 2 Comments

Treks to Vermont to expand and stretch my mind are familiar to me. I spent three years at Goddard College in Plainfield from 2007 to 2010. When I cross the state line, my brain automatically opens up a wee bit wider and new stuff pours in! Especially when I spend time with Artist Extraordinaire – [...]

Of Land and Local and Really Great Art!

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Aug 23, 2015 Advocacy, Colors, Illustration, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 0 Comments

Most of my summers, since graduating from Goddard College in 2011, I have had the opportunity to connect with my residency buddies. Sometimes the reunion occurs in Asheville, NC. Sometimes it is just a solo visit with one of my artist friends at my home, or at theirs. I try to reconnect each year with [...]

A Most Powerful Story, Introducing Laura Minutello!

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Mar 9, 2015 Advocacy, Illustration, News, Photography , , , , , 2 Comments

As many of you know, I work with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council on some Self-Advocacy projects geared toward assisting persons with Developmental and/or Intellectual Challenges the opportunity to make their voices matter.  In fact, our tagline is MY VOICE MATTERS! Below is the latest article written by Laura Minutello.  Laura is FLSAA’s (Florida Self-Advocacy [...]

Square Wheels Need to Come Full Circle

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Dec 17, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography 1 Comment

If you have been following my posts, you have probably already met Tricia Riccardi; an inspirational Self-Advocate professional colleague of mine, living and raising a daughter in the Orlando area of the sunshine state! Recently, Tricia had to endure a medical procedure called a tubal ligation. A tubal ligation is a surgical procedure for female [...]

When Inspiration Wins, Failure is Far, Far Away!

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Dec 11, 2014 News, Photography , , , , , 3 Comments

I am still recuperating from an amazing whirlwind experience at the FL SAND Annual Conference that took place from December 5 to December 7th at the Florida Mall Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida.  This conference is fully supported by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Arts In Action team plays a major role [...]

Love is a Mirror

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Oct 15, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Storytelling , , , 2 Comments

Tricia doesn’t normally like to admit that she has a disability. She was born an able bodied individual and treated when she was a child, as an able bodied kid. It’s been daunting for Tricia to view herself as someone with a disability. She tells me that folks with disabilities don’t see their disabilities until an [...]