She called the number, signed up for the
trip and paid for it with a credit card. Then, reality set in. She
abruptly remembered that she could not swim. She had a morbid fear
of water and had almost drowned in the bathtub when she was young.
The need to swim with the dolphins set her
on the track to overcome this fear. So, she enrolled in a swimming
class at the YMCA. Eva trained for several
months. Unfortunately, even though she learned to swim, her fear
took over and she was unable to get into the deep cold Florida water
was filled with frustration and anger at herself because she kept
thinking of the expense of the trip and all the snorkeling equipment
she purchased. Eva decided to at least put her face in the water
while she was on the floating platform. The group she was in was
told that the dolphins would not come near the platform and that
they needed to swim way out into the deep water to encounter them.
However, miracles do happen. When Eva put
her face in the water, she was overcome with emotion to see a dolphin
staring up at her, eye to eye. The dolphin’s courage to come
near the platform helped her to summon her own courage to finally
get into the water and have a transformational experience with the
Eva has a beautiful daughter, Sierra who is an awesome spirit and also a patient model for her from the time she was a baby.
Eva has been painting sacred visionary art
ever since. Her Spiritual path and love of nature fuels her desire
to create works of art that inspire and uplift people of all ages.
Art Instruction Schools
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Art Students League, New York City
National Academy of Design, New York City
Eva has won many honors and awards and has
exhibited on a National and International level. Her work is on
book and magazine covers, tapes, CDs, posters and in private collections.
She has written and illustrated several children’s books and
presented them to local schools through her “Read and Draw
with Me” program. To see examples of Eva's art that hve been published on some wonderful products, click here.
She now owns her own company, Dreams
of Stardolphin. Stardolphin Greetings includes Eva's line of greeting
cards, prints and magnets. She sells them at expos, conferences
and personal orders by phone (call 724-612-6114) or on this web