My whole world was in chaos. Both my parents died within 60 days of each other. It was the second long weekend since. I felt lost. I was a drunk – in recovery – so I called my sponsor. He said he had some errands to do…did I want to tag along. I jumped at the chance.
Anything to get away from the terror raging inside me.
He was a hobby photographer and always needing extra gas so he could go to the mountains to take his photos. I suggested while we were doing the errands that we go for coffee….to Jasper National Park.
Road trips when you live in the northern part of Alberta are a common thing. So I made a couple of phone calls to folks who would miss me for dinner and off we went.
That was the first day I held a camera to use myself. I had assisted many photographers on shoots as I am always wanting to learn.
We went to the mountains. We were gone for almost three days and I had held four cameras throughout the trip.
In fact, I had already been a grandmother for two years before I released my first CD!
My life experiences in love and loss and hope and healing are the fabric of my music. The style of my music has a distinctive flavor and it’s difficult to categorize, though you might say it’s pop/folk/singer-songwriter. My original songs share a universal understanding and emotional depth that appeal to a wide range of age groups.
After a midnight departure out of Grande Prairie, Alberta…..weary travelers are pampered at Calgary Alberta by the kindness of the security and customer relations department. I was blessed to be one of those. A 17 hour bus ride is a serenity tester for most anyone, let alone a senior laden with gifts from the north. Customer service, heart driven, is so appreciated and quite rare.