by Mary Diesel
At a certain point you make up your mind
Mary has been swimming around in the arts most of her Pisces life. In between, she had many jobs with many hats and some even with uniforms. Now she's able to devote most of her time to living healthfully and making even more art. Her writing life came and mostly went early on, through poetry and technical writing, but she still loves to read with an artist's eye, absorb with a reader's heart, and contribute with an editor's toolkit. Mary is the poetry editor of Big Bend Literary Magazine.
Niki Baker is a passionate impressionist painter, insightful creative, mother of three, and entrepreneur. Her vision is to empower outdoor enthusiasts to find better wellness and live in the now through inspiration and positive reflection. Her works are authentic and challenge viewers to see the world through an energetic, vibrant, and adventurous lens. She derives her subjects from her travels and love of hiking. Her most recent works were inspired by her trip to Big Bend in the Spring of 2022. You can see all of her artwork on her website at www.nikibaker.com.