creatively Celebrating an ART-full life!
My first poetry book,
Poetic Progression, co-authored with Beth Turner-Ayers is available on Amazon!
I published three "zine books since April 2023!
A small zine of some of my winning slam poetry, and a book about a goofy moose with an art project lesson in the back for 3-6 years olds, and a book of often odd poems for upper elementary to adult. (You can use markers to add color inside!) For $5 you can have a copy mailed to you. Text me!
a bit about me:
I am a creative dreamer and who grew up to be a performance storyteller, writer, poet, book author, conceptual artist, and perhaps most aptly, "Oopsy Annie".
Oopsy Annie, the joyful wanderer in our "oopsy" world vlogs are available on Youtube.
I learn through the creative process of doing, playing, experiencing. So of course, I make rascally oopsies - lots of them! This allows me the freedom to pursue my dreams trusting the gained knowledge that even oopsies can, and often do, lead to moments of absolute innovation. Plus, new ideas. Wisdom.
Ways of doing (that fit my skill set best).
More and more creations!
My prolific, creative life is celebrated and made manifest through my life's calling to be a "story sharer". Everything I do and make is a form of communication, a dialogue of sorts, with the outer world and you.
I am an active in the arts of my community through the following, which provide inspiration and ongoing, creative growth!
Bemidji Community Theater
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative
Bagley Writer's Gathering (Facilitator)
Bemidji Spoken Word Committee
Minnesota League of Poets
Minnesota State Arts Board, Grant Program Advisor