river · ever-flowing life
blossoms · art that grows within
Welcome! I’m Ann Garcia and River Blossoms Press & Art Studio is the online home for my ever-evolving creative life. I’m a proud member of Generation X, and I’m proof that you’re never too old to try new things!
A number of years ago, a novel fell into my head without warning or expectation, so I spent a year writing it before diving into editing and learning about publishing. Along the way, I discovered that I love photography, design, watercolor, and digital art. And after 10 years of creative growth (essentially all of my 40s), I finally published that novel (yay!). Now I’m looking forward to learning where my chronic creativity will lead me.
I have a Ph.D. in psychology and a creative drive that never rests. My poetry and fiction, which are highly introspective and evocative, primarily explore nature, self, and love. Michigan is my home, and I draw inspiration from waters and woodlands within the Great Lakes region of the USA and my life as a wife/artist/mother/scientist.
In addition to the books listed here on my website, I’m a contributor in publications by Humana Obscura, Sunday Mornings At The River, and The First Line Poets Project, among others.
I’m an active artist on Instagram where I share my photography, poetry, and my newfound creative outlets, watercolor and digital art. Find me on Instagram @solaceinraindrops or in the nearest garden where I’m bound to be taking photos of blooms, bees, or slime mold while holding off two corgis and trying not to hear my kids yelling, “Mom!”
Thanks for visiting and reading this bit about me. I’m wishing you the best today and tomorrow. Be well and be you!