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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 51, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Art researcher
  • Graduate level Fine Art
  • From Washington, DC, USA
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About Me

I am a mother, a widow, an artist, and I love to travel. I am on a year "sabbatical" after finishing a graduate course in County Clare, Ireland and new to couch surfing. At age 50, I am happy to be alive! I am looking forward to adventures in this new phase of life, learning French, making art, and meeting new people. I enjoy people of all ages and backgrounds, and my children range in age 16 - 28, they are my dear friends and I love to hang out with them. Next week, I become a grandma!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet new people, to share my life a little bit with others, and to see new places. I am intrigued by the idea that hospitality could be shared among strangers who could soon become friends.


  • arts
  • painting
  • art history
  • travel
  • french

Music, Movies, and Books

I like an ecclectic array: Last book I read: "And Then There Were None" Agatha Christie, last movie I enjoyed: Love and Mercy, 2015 Last Concert I loved: Leonard Cohen in Dublin, 2013

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have raised 5 daughters!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am learning french and would like to practice, and I can help you with your English

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am a painter and drawer, and happy to make you a little sketch before I depart. I won't cook every day, but while I am there, I can cook something if we have time, I am currently trying vegan dishes ... I like to experiment with new recipes!

Countries I’ve Visited

England, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Ireland

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