The Memory is So many memories – Itten classes sending me into the world of color forever, sensing drawing, art trips to Lundy Lake, Zion, Bryce to paint and draw. Setting off from Woodacre in Connie’s car to Utah. And having the bond of friendship for years with her, and our original 1980s group: Karen, Carol, and Ayumi.  We still meet regularly to this day. Forever grateful for Connie’s influence in my life.

Below is a photograph of Susan Brayton, Karen Nani Apana, Connie, Ayumi Kie Weissbuch and Carol Griffin – who still meet regularly to do art together, person to person before Covid and on Zoom since (and have done so for nearly 30 years) because of Connie’s inspiration and teachings.