It has been a crazy spring! In addition to opening a second Xanadu location in Pinetop, AZ, I’ve also been working through the final edits and design proofs for my new book, a memoir recounting my extraordinary childhood. I’m excited to announce that the book is now available to pre-order and will ship on July 1st!
You might already know the broad outlines of the story of my childhood. I grew up with a father and mother who, against all odds, built my father’s artistic career into a success.
What you may not know is that, in addition to choosing to pursue an unusual career path, my dad and mom bucked just about every other convention of contemporary life. For example, my eight siblings and I didn’t attend much traditional school – we were enrolled in Montessori classes and were home-schooled for much of our youth. My dad built, by hand, a three-story geodesic dome in the Idaho countryside. It took years to complete, and while he was working on it, we lived in a single-wide mobile home in some pretty primitive conditions. We endured periods of extreme financial privation, as well as periods of plenty. We traveled all over the country visiting galleries and participating in art shows. And that’s just the beginning!
I credit my unusual childhood with giving me resourcefulness, courage and creativity, and there’s not a thing about it I would change. At the same time, many of the details of my upbringing astound even me!
I invite you to share in my family’s incredible adventure. Pre-order a copy of Dad Was an Artist | A Survivor’s Story today.