She was born under the sign of Libra. From her earliest days, she was pedestrian-stopping beautiful, alert and engaged with the world around her. She showed a preference for balance and simplicity in toys, textures, tones.
Her future interest in creating combinations that brought pleasure to the eye, the palate, kinesthetic senses could be predicted by her tea-parties with dolls and imaginary playmates, her earliest cookie-decorating, her natural love of dance. The latter went beyond leotards, although those also offered her infinite opportunities to elaborate.
This granddaughter came with her own directions, as did all the thers. In addition to her love of beauty, she loved peace, well-being, a society without pain. Her fifth birthday came weeks after Hurricane Katrina. She set up a lemonade stand on the sidewalk to raise money for the suffering community. And of course she decorated it to increase its attraction to her customers.
As she grew, she practiced one skill after another – dance moves using her body and breath, artist’s skills of drawing and painting, expertise in working in a range of media from designing pottery to jewelry to t-shirts. She felt a natural affinity for technology and used it to make a compelling presentation or an effective sign. She loved the marriage of form and function.