Constance Watkins is retired from the Unified Court System of New York State. She is a writer, speaker, and an artist skilled in watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and photography. Her paintings and photographic work have won numerous awards. Connie’s writings have been published in the Catholic Sun and Mohawk Valley Women, both popular in central New York. There have also been numerous items by and about her in local newspapers.
She is quite active in her church and local art associations. She has held positions there from secretary to contest judge. She has five grandchildren, who all know her as Grammy. They greatly enjoy their visits to her upstate New York home, where the creek is the main attraction.
As an instructor, she has also conducted classes in children’s crafts, writing, and pastel painting at several different organizations in her area. Constance says she likes to write from her heart. She prefers writing about events and joys that she has experienced personally.