I love music's ability to tell a story and convey a message. I especially enjoy creating music that interacts in some way with text – words are so powerful on their own, and music can enhance emotions while telling its own tale. For this reason, much of my instrumental and vocal music has grown out of a poem, a phrase, or simply a set of words before taking on a life of its own.
When I'm not making music myself or listening to others make music, I enjoy a good mystery novel or a book that will make me think, preferably with the perfect cup of tea. I can spend an unhealthy amount of time in a used bookstore or thrift shop looking for treasures, and my husband has introduced me to the dubious pleasures of working out.
I am grateful and humbled to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the source of the joy and beauty I try to imitate.