Sheila Parenteau attended her first poetry workshop in October 2011 facilitated by the Ocean State Poets. “They opened up the beautiful world of poetry and inspired me to find my voice."
Sheila became a commercial artist and enjoyed a wide variety of endeavors from painting murals for homes and businesses to illustrating commemorative posters of cities and states - as well as designing logos. Deciding to change carreers, Sheila became an Occupational Therapy Assistant where she could further apply her artistic and creative skills. "I find it more rewarding to work with people and help them feel better thru doing and creating."
Today, Sheila works as a COTA in a hospital Geri-Psych department using Art, Music, and Writing with as many groups as possible. “I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two daughters who also write poetry and are artistic,” she’s happy to affirm.
► Sheila's Origami micro-chapbook is available for printing. See below and click on the title.
|A Sign of Peace|