I was born in Brooklyn NY, and have muddled through my life ever since. That's pretty much it. I muddle and I muddle well! I've known great adversity, and also great joy. I've met and known countless excellent people who have enriched my life, including the years and years of children to whom I "taught" the arts, but really, who have taught me much more.
Pain is in my poetry, Joy is in my painting, My Mystery is in my music. All are my Life.
As a Musician who, in addition to writing my own music, I love playing the traditional and early Music of the British Isles and Italy on voice, mountain dulcimer, recorder, pennywhistle, and harp. I have played in Medieval and Renaissance Festivals, as well as Charity events, benefits, weddings and First Nights. My previous bands were A Couple of Note and The Broad Street Troubadours, with whom I've recorded two albums and played for ten seasons with the New York Renaissance Faire. I am now soloing as "Una Cantante" and have played at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park in New York, and have enjoyed hearing my music played on Pandora, Pirate Radio in Eastern Oregon, and Colette O'Connor's "Notes from New England" portion of “The Wimmin's Show" on KZUM radio.
I am also an Artist, and hope my paintings impart the feeling that there is more than the eye can see. It is such great fun to pick up a brush full of paint, touch it to the canvas and watch a world appear! I'm very proud to be included in the following registries: NUTUREart Registry,Irving Sandler Artists File,U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Registry ,Monmouth Arts, Belmar Arts, Root Artist Registry, and Jersey Artist Registry
Two of my poems appear on Ukulele Sirens: SONGS FOR THE SEA, a project created to benefit the world's oceans: http://songsforthesea.weebly.com. It is such an honor to be a part of this.
You can see examples of my work at my website, Jodi DiLiberto, From the Purple House