Marjorie has two grown children, Bill and Debbie Her husband, Otto, is a retired public school teacher, but still teaches part-time at a local college. Her future plans include doing as much of the same fine arts activities as she does now.
Since retirement, she has indulged herself with more classes in art, more piano lessons, and lessons on another instrument that was also dropped as a teenager – the viola.
Marjorie Picard is a retired registered nurse who has always enjoyed writing and art. She grew up in suburban New Jersey. As a child, she drew constantly, always asking her mother for more paper. She would draw on cardboard, paper bags, and envelopes when she ran out of paper.
Marjorie studied journalism in college and worked for a newspaper briefly before her marriage to Otto Picard. When her children were born, she put aside her writing and art to be a full-time mom. She returned to work in a clerical position until she decided, in her forties, to become a nurse. Upon graduation, she returned to art by taking classes at the Center for Visual Arts in Summit, NJ. Her love of music was also revived by resuming piano lessons that she had dropped as a teenager.