Last Christmas I got together with 2 friends for an afternoon of cardmaking for Christmas. Lily and Isa had so much fun, we decided to have the class again. It was not so much a structured class but I was on hand to help them both with suggestions. They both made cards for Mothers Day that turned out beautifully! Lily thinks I should work with them teaching students art when they start their non-profit working with autistic kids. I truly have fun working with Isa because she is so talented!
I have come to look at my yard as my art. It is full, full, full! It also reflects riotous color. I have always spent a mint each year adding to my collection of plants and have got to the point where I should probably stop but can't. I still buy and actually went to a local plant sale on Saturday where I purchased 3 boxes of very healthy plants! I am also lucky to have friends who also have a lot of plants and totally enjoy exchanging with them. This past Fall, I purchased a few more tulip bulbs to add to my front yard bed along my driveway. I'm really glad I did as it looks so pretty! I just had to share! Later in the summer I will share the back yard. The perennials are getting taller but not quite there for your viewing pleasure. Till then...
Happy Easter. I love this Chocolate Bunny stamp. The flowers were cut from a painting I did in 1993. I took it off the wall in my bathroom and replaced it with something else leaving this pen and ink and watercolor piece to be cut up for cards.
I enjoy mixed media, collage, acrylics, watercolor, pen & ink, pastels, fiber art, needlefelting, embroidery, beading, encaustic, and monotype.
I am totally attracted to and live with a plethora of color. I always approach my art intuitively. Generally without a plan-I just do it. My creations are loose and abstract renderings that reflect my love of shape,color and texture.
I tend to work very fast, oftentimes working on 3-4 pieces at a time. It's not surprising that I'm prolific! I am so focused, that I can totally lose myself in the process. I love creating and my art makes me feel happy, alive, and relaxed.
I do art because I have to!
What about you?