Wakie taught art for 35 years and loved to share the joy of art with her students. She is proficient is several mediums, such as oil, watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, as well as, silk painting with permanent dye.
 
Wakie had her own art & gift gallery for several years and enjoyed it very much, but had a debilitating stroke which forced her to close it abruptly.   After several years, much therapy, tears, and prayers she recovered and now is enjoying painting and life again.
 
She has had the opportunity of studying with some of the best teachers she could find. Some of them include: Lorna Doom, Jim Fallier, Milford Zornes, Daniel Greene, Sheila Parsons, Larry Weston, and Tony Couch.
 
Wakie has sold her work in galleries in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Louisiana, Texas & Utah. She has had many one-woman shows.