Elizabeth Ivy Hawkins holds an MFA in Painting, and currently is an Adjunct Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI.  Elizabeth's artwork has been exhibited regionally and nationally, including exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles.  She speaks on the importance of the artist's voice, and mentors individuals and groups on how to cultivate individual expression as a way of being fully present in our daily lives.  She writes a blog about creativity, cultivating authenticy, relationships, and spirituality.  Her story, Where I Fell in Love, was recently featured on the Story Gathering Podcast, and is a contributor to the on-line publication Off The Page. She is a wife to the dashing and strong Bradford, and stepmother of one, and mother of two naughty and smart children.