I have always been interested in Art in whatever form. As a child I would make paint from plants that I would gather in the forest at our cottage on St. Francis Island on the St. Lawrence River. I would mix the plant juices and paint on stones. In high school my favourite subject was Art. I learned how to paint with oil and acrylics and discovered a passion for it. A friend from La Leche League showed me how to Batik, well that did it...my new passion was Textiles. My Batiks were sold in Ottawa during the Tulip Festival at the National Art Gallery and at the Nepean Sport Complex at the annual Christmas Show. I would make garments, tops for children, dresses, wraparound skirts, wall hangings, and my favourite silk scarves. I have sold my Batik wall-hangings at the Gallop Gallery in Cardinal, the Prescott Christmas Craft show, the Heritage Craft Show in Cornwall, Ontario and also in Quebec. My work is displayed and sold at a variety of Craft Shows in the Seaway Valley in Eastern Ontario and in Quebec. I have given Batik courses in Hull, Quebec at a primary school, as well as night class for adults. I love to teach.
Making all-natural soap is another one of my passions. After a year of research, I created a unique recipe. My soaps are all-natural and I create both vegan and goat milk soaps. I use essential oils in the purest form, and make small batches of 18 bars at a time. The soap is cold press and is cured for 8 weeks. It is then wrapped in a Cotton Batik that I make.
Another passion of mine is teaching First Aid CPR /AED. I teach under the Ottawa Paramedic Umbrella.