My background is in art: a BA from the Pacific NW College of Art and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. During a Fulbright fellowship to Cyprus, I published a book of paintings, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, and a book of cartoons, Cartoons of Cyprus. I spent a almost 10 years working as illustrator on archaeological projects and excavations in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. I began a doctorate at the University of Wollongong in Australia but instead of finishing, I married the famous archeo-musicologist John Franklin and had some children (now in school). I’ve exhibited paintings in Boston, London, Nicosia, Wollongong, at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, OR, and Burlington, VT, where we are now stuck. Sometimes I teach drawing and watercolor at Burlington City Arts and Comics the University of Vermont.