About Treasures of Wonderment
Treasures of Wonderment is a free positive magazine sharing stories about all paths of life because we are all concerned. It is an independent magazine and is not affiliated, supported and/or governed by any organization, whether religious or non-religious nor political. Our purpose is to bring you interesting and sometimes provocative news and stories of interest from our contributors and artists which may or may not reflect the views of TW (Treasures of Wonderment).
A native of the Beaujolais region in France, Annick moved to the United States at the age of 21 to learn the English language. She married and had three beautiful children. Annick became a Baha’i in 1993 which changed her life. To be a Baha’i simply means to “Love and Assist all Humanity." [www.bahai.org/] - Annick worked on many personal projects including being a professional and published photographer, a website designer and editor, an administrative assistant for an international manufacturing company, coordinator-administrative assistant, the event producer-coordinator for several noted public events and music festivals such as the 2004 NJ Independent Music Festival and the 2012 Playing For Unity In Diversity Music Festival that took place in Tucson, Arizona. She was also the happy owner-operator of her French cafe-restaurant called Cafe Annick in New Jersey. For many years she promoted artists world-wide through her online boutique "CafeAnnick.com." Today, she is pleased to offer her free online magazine 'Treasures of Wonderment' promoting positive change through creative living. On September 9, 2013, Annick opened "One World Gallery" to display art and allow people to purchase a diversity of fine art. Annick is currently enjoying the mystical view of the mountains in Tucson, Arizona, and she is putting her international talent to good use as a bilingual French interpreter at CyraCom International Language Services. She will continue supporting the Arts and Diversity through Treasures of Wonderment and Art Festivals which will remain her priority personal work.
Annick would like to extend special thanks to her many friends...
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota - "I was a showbiz kid having a ballerina mother and a musician / bandleader father and I remember traveling throughout the United States in the 40’s and 50’s. with my parents. I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and began my gypsy--life at the very early age of just six weeks on a train headed south with my parents." And, like a gypsy she calls the world her home. Today, ruie lives in California but that could change and she says "I dream of going to Ireland to learn more about my Irish heritage." She has also traveled extensively throughout Europe with the Voices of Bahá; briefly offered her services in China and home front pioneered in Southern California. She served as the Year of Service Volunteer Coordinator for the Maxwell International School in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. ruie is a fiber artist, a writer and published poet. Visit ruie’s blog: LivingBackStreet.blogspot.com and learn more about her life and her artistic pursuits. ruie served on the Program Team at Desert Rose Institute in Eloy, Arizona from 2008 thru 2010. ruie is presently residing in Mission Viejo, California.
Lisa whispered the name of "Treasures of Wonderment" to Annick while living and volunteering her time at the Desert Rose Baha'i Institute located in Eloy, Arizona. Lisa's acting career included Westerns, Polynesian adventures and Hollywood romances. She was also seen in TV series as Maverick, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot and many others. Her Western films include Tomahawk Trail, The Wild Dakotas, The Long Rope and the Firebrand. In 1992, Lisa was commissioned by the Cultural Affairs Dept. to develop the "Youth Arts Advocacy Program" for the City of Los Angeles as part of its Master Plan among other activities. Lisa's recent projects include collaborating with Bob Alcivar on a new CD, a second edition and audio version of her book Bahá’í: The New Vision. Read our special TW Interview with Lisa who is presently living in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California.
Eric de Groot
Professional Program Developer
Eric programmed the site including all multimedia and technical aspects. A collection of his projects are listed at: EricdeGroot.com. Eric is presently doing his MS in Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and living in Tucson, Arizona.
Hong Tatt Foo
Hong gave Annick the permission to use one of his beautiful paintings to create the background of TW banner. Foo Hong Tatt is an internationally known artist. His paintings are in many public and private collections around the world including Malaysia, Singapore, Europe, Japan, Korea, Tanzania, The Contemporary Museum of Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the National Museum and Art Gallery of Singapore. Hong's website is FooGallery.com - Read our special TW Interview. Hong and his wife, Sally are presently living in the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania. Arts Dialogue Interview by Annick Elziere.