I am a native of Los Angeles, and have an amazingly supportive husband and two wonderful sons in their mid 20's. We are definitely a creative household. My husband is an artist and entrepreneur, my oldest son Taylor, plays the piano and is very passionate about classical music, and my youngest son, Gabriel, writes witty complex essays, does a little acting, and appreciates classic movies.
It's pretty simple really, I feel that creation is very sacred.
In my younger days, as a single mom, I used to paint nearly every night. It was my way of tapping in and finding a way to survive creatively as I was working hard to provide for my two sons. One of those nights, I was painting and I looked at it and thought "this is crap" and then I started dipping the brush in paint and throwing it around in a frenzy, and then something magical happened. There was a whole scene on the canvas, and it just flowed out. I titled that piece "Land of the Lost" because it reminded me of a scene in the TV show I watched as a child. It was a moment I'll never forget because it changed me in a very profound way. It was exciting!
I have created some form of art for as long as I can remember. My preference is working in an improvisational manner. Regardless if I'm painting, drawing, dyeing fabric or piecing a studio quilt, I enjoy being surprised at what is revealed to me. When I open myself up to the vast unknown I have no idea what is going to come through, and for me, it's very exciting and gratifying.
It is my intention to create from a place of trust and this is what I want to share with those who view my work. I am not an intellectual creator and it is not my style to over-think.
So, in a nutshell, I am in heaven when I am engaging in the process of creation. I trust and enjoy the ride.
Peace and Love to All.