After my divorce and empty nest, 10 years ago, my creativity rose up in a way that I could barely keep up with. I was writing poetry, journaling, painting, and designing jewelry. At that time I designed a musical instrument for use with Alzheimer’s patients. I started a company and travelled and spoke all over the country about arts and healthcare. The musical instruments, called Dancing Hands (www.dancinghandstaps.com), were my ticket to the healthcare world. Now I work full time with 60 Alzheimer’s patients.
There is an open art studio in Golden Living, and we create all day. I do a lot of creative things in my free time also. I also lead workshops and speak about creativity and the health benefits that result.
Two years later, I met Brittani, a young mom, and an artist. I admired her unique style. She confided that she had always wanted to be a children’s book illustrator, but didn’t have any story ideas. I told her my idea. She loved it and we teamed up to create It’s a Piece of Cake.
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