I am defined these days by the things I am passionate about. I am a writer, poet and blogger, whose fascination with the natural world also inspires my paintings, mosaics and photography. Depicting my view of the world around me through words, imagery and art is the challenge that energizes.
Writer and Poet …
My enduring passion for creative expression naturally evolved to include the literary arts and most recently, poetry, the breathless pause in the midst of my artistic adventures. I am drawn to, and invigorated by, writing and poetry. When writing I slip willingly into a brightly lit and infinite time orientation, as if there was no such thing as time. Recently retired, I now pursue these crazy makers full time. The journey toward publication …
- Included in the poetry collection,”Tuesday’s Child: Poems from the Blue Heron“:
- Short story, Four Forty Four, published in the WCDR Wicked Words anthology.
- Poem, The Frayed Map, this version published in SmoKe and SaLt: A Journal of Lyrical Art.
- Interview about my writing roots: Seven Questions with Cheryl Andrews, April 2010, RAW
Blogger … I feel a strong connection to this dynamic community … the blogosphere fascinates, entertains, inspires and educates. Promoting the interests and successes of this community to you gives me great joy. I write on my blog as often as I have something newsy or interesting to say.
Lover of Books …
My passion for books began when I mastered phonetics! Once I was able to link letters to words, then sentences, paragraphs, pages and stories, I pounced greedily into books. A really good day is a stormy one when, trapped indoors, I can disappear into a book.
Check out my bookshelf!