My purpose is to inspire others with my beautiful thoughts be it books or art. My art is freedom to express my curiosity, creativity, and the inner child.
As a kid I loved paint by number books, finger painting, markers and watercolor. I’ve always been creative, and imaginative. I could read a book and immerse myself in that world for days. Recently I read about an artist who said, “My inner world is my playground.” I completely agree. Art is me, always has been, always will be. It’s a love story.
Describe your process?
Love. Let the kid play. Love gives you courage to follow ideas. Love says,”OK curiosity and imagination let’s create.” I use watercolor, tempera and acrylic. I like to experiment with fun tools like sporks and a customized sponge brush. I like uneven sporadic block letters. Kids don’t know rules when they create. They just do and it’s always beautiful!
What advice would you give to new artists?
Read the messages in my books and art.
Show up every day and let the kid play. (#Show your work) The book is awesome and your right, at first, nobody cares about your work. You are the only person that needs to care. Express freedom to share and create. You need to show up no matter how much your art sucks. It’s the only way to learn. Get rid of all the junk standing in your way. YOU.
You are your biggest naysayer–stop. Your art is beautiful! Find your happy place and create. You might even want to use all the naysaying and express it in your art. Read Big Magic and Think and Grow Rich. Just be yourself. You’ll make mistakes but its part of the journey.
Take your time. It’ll be a while. In the beginning you can’t be about money but in the end you’ll have it. It’s not going to be like so and so, but it’ll be yours. Forget about the pesky likes and followers. Focus on stance.
Where does your artist inspiration come from? Everyone. I’m intrigued by why and how.
An off the top of my head list: Ana Victoria Calderon, Yasmina Creates, James Victore, Frida Kahlo, Raphael’s School of Athens reminds me of our wonderful world of ideas. Eric Carle’s collage art is amazing! The fact that his genius Hungry Caterpillar came from punching holes in a paper is crazy. Ian Barnard, Walt Disney, Lauren Daigle, Andy Warhol and many more.
Works In Progress
- Live your story (heart shaped object illustration and hand lettering)
- Road Trip ( inspired by a true story but a lesson for life)
Words ( one word whimsically hand lettered words)
I want to explore texture, color and…
Something interesting (weird) about me…
I tilt my head-get lost in thoughts…people ask what I’m thinking about. (laughs) As a kid I had this habit of asking why. I still do!
-there are no impossibilities
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