I am a young senior citizen who reinvented herself after retiring. I worked as a medical secretary for 10 years, stay at home mom for 8 years and 22 years for the Federal Bureau of Prisons; a total of 40 years while caring and advocating for my son who had spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He was placed in a home for physically challenged children when he was 8 years old. The remaining 22 years I worked full time and continued to advocate for his needs until his death on December 22, 2006. You will find a memoir I wrote and published about my son, Our Special Child-Jason’s Story on my Books page.
Upon retirement, I found I was lost mentally. I learned through therapy I did not express my inner feelings all the years caring for my son. I developed delayed post-traumatic stress and the symptoms created an anxiety disorder.
I find my life is still challenging and I found my passion for creating to help me cope. This is when I opened my business ScrapperJude Designs. I sell my art at local craft shows and on the internet.
I am a lifetime member of a local women’s business organization. Success Connection, owner, Jamie Broderick, and find networking is the key for success. I associate with very successful women who mentor me to create my mission, “Use art to heal your heart”.
I am a consultant, teaching as a certified Zentangle Teacher and a certified Art Practitioner. I teach and share art with senior citizens, Alzheimer’s victims, dementia clients and the mentally and physically challenged individuals. I also teach Zentangles at home parties.
if you are in need of my services, please feel free to contact me.