When I first visited Orcas Island in the mid '80's, I thought I discovered the source of Magic.... and somehow, after all these years of visiting, buying land, designing our dream cottage and then moving here full time in 2017/18 from another lovely NW spot Bend, OR (home for over 3 decades), I still consider Orcas to be the Magic that inspires and feeds my soul best of all. I started house concerts in Bend in 2011 -- hosted over 100 concerts in my home there (inside with 60-70 folks and outside in the garden with upwards of 150+). We had sooo much fun! We created a house concert community that will forever stay together--we visit each other --in Bend, on Orcas or wherever our favorite musicians happen to play. Truly, this is an amazing connection that music creates. Music matters - it heals, soothes, delights and inspires us to the best each of us can be.
Between house concerts, I love living on Orcas - being involved with exercise classes, music, Orcas Dance, hiking, community work and, doing my twice annual seminars in cross-cultural Human Resource Management and Communications for an international management department at a University in Bavaria, Germany.
Having toured with a dance company in my earlier years, I really appreciate the effort and energy the traveling artists share in their performances! I couldn’t feel more grateful to live this life, share with so many friends and new friends. I love all music, dance, theater genres, supporting children, creativity and especially connecting community through the arts - our universal language of joy, respect and good.
My two grown children had ‘done their time’ in the arts and tolerate their creative, enthusiastic mom well.
Thank you for dropping in! Hope to see you at a concert either here or around the smiles--