About Me

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Three words that describe me:

nature

 

Art is…
a part of me…always has been. It’s a love story.  I loved paint by number kits, markers and crayons. I made a hot air balloon in fifth grade. We all had the same tools to work with but we created our own awesomeness.  Oh the idea that you could use a balloon to build a mold for a hot air balloon was awesome. In high school I’d get bored in class and draw in the page margins. I took a ceramics class. In college I majored in Marketing. You learn design, advertising and consumer behavior. All that’s art in a sense.  I studied Western Renaissance art.  It’s the  why story that move me. I stopped creating art for a while but it lingered and stayed very much alive.

I knew I was an artist when…

It’s been recent that I’m like okay, I’m an artist-that makes sense.  One sunny day I was thinking and this story came to life in my head. I wrote it down. I thought maybe I could sell these stories and poems. So I started learning illustrator. That led to the term typography.  Typography is boring: I can’t stand it.  That led to hand lettering. Love it!  I came across this crayola educational watercolor set, that led to watercolor painting and childhood memories.  The more I surround myself with artists, the more I identify with them. I listen to them talk about imagination, curiosity, and obsession, drawing bubble letters and just creating for fun–that’s me.

Describe your style? Your process?

I’m curious about everything. I’m a thinker. I’m obsessed with color. My favorites are monotone shades. I really love this 3 tier cake that’s amazing tones of blue. I love vintage lettering especially the block lettering that’s so cool that it knows no rules that you “should” follow.  I love what you’d see on 1940s post cards or letters. With each letter is all the emotions that a person feels as they’re writing home or to a lover. The writing is just you and I love that.  I love people, nature, and hearts. My art is a combination of all these elements, and that everything is possible.  I hope people know that. I’m still growing. We’ll see.

 What’s your motto?

PLAY. I think about kids. The kid who dreams of where she would go in a hot air balloon. Not once does she see the fear of anything going wrong. The kid who draws, has fun, and  just loves. She’s not thinking perfection. Took me time to break away from this. Walt Disney said,” That’s the trouble with the world,too many people grow up. To imagine and live your dream you have to play. LOVE and CHOICE. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes this is really hard. If I have hurt anyone I am truly sorry, believe me it tears me apart.

6. I’m inspired by…

The radical James Victore.  I love Frida Kahlo. Her life is right there on the canvas. Her pain. Raphael’s School of Athens.  There’s a whole world of ideas. Eric Carle’s collage art is amazing! There are tons more. I’m inspired by the notion that art comes from any where and any place. I get obsessed with songs. I want to know who wrote it and why. Just learned about the artist Tracy Emin. She said,”If I was to make art, it couldn’t be about the f***** picture, it had to be about where it was really coming from. Wow!

Something fun and interesting about me…

I love music! I used to sing when I was a kid.  I would imagine a big audience. Nothing to do with fame but to see them smile and dance. I can’t sing but I paint. I love that I can do that with art.  A mural would be awesome! I’d like to write a song.  I have. I’d like to learn the entire choreography to the Thriller song…wait that’s more than something.

Something interested (maybe weird) about me…

Oh I would always tilt my head-get lost in thoughts…people would ask what I’m thinking about.  They still ask. (laughs) I had this habit of asking why. Most teachers didn’t appreciate that. I’ve always had this obsession with the why and process of what fascinates me. Sometimes it’s what bores me. I paint my thoughts and curiosity.

 

 

If you’re going to read my journal then be a fan.

Joshua 1:8-9

 

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