June 01, 2017
May 10th was a good day!
I had the most amazing day. Seeing another dream come to fruition. Many steps brought me to this pinnacle....hard hard hard work.... ignored texts from understanding friends.... unanswered emails....no clean laundry..... no favors.... no shortcuts... no handouts. Do the time, put in the hours.... give it your everything.... paint like no one will ever see it..... uninhibited, open and free.... paint out your laughter, tears, anger....purge your soul. Paint like you don't care if it's good, bad or just stank! Just paint....and with no agenda....Yes! PAINT WITH NO AGENDA....except to ease your personal chaos. Like the saying goes...."dance like no one's watching" replace that with "Paint like no one's buying!" I think the moment I started doing this.... was the moment I figured it out. Clients long for the feels.... they want to be stirred without it being forced upon them. They want the freedom to look at art and feel what they want..... not have it forced on them. It's all very delicate.... but the instant I stopped caring what others might think, and let my ROSE FREAK FLAG FLY.... was the moment I started creating free feeling, flowing art..... sellable and gallery worthy art. Today, I delivered 11 pieces to my very first gallery. Like, a real gallery. A stunning gallery. With real owners and curators asking sincere questions, "Where does your inspiration come from? What's your process?" I'm pretty sure I muttered back, "Are you sure I'm supposed to be here? Am I being linked?" But, Yes. Yes I was supposed to be there!
Thank you artsource for this dream coming true. What a beautiful group of women who have my artistic back!
January 08, 2020
When I was first approached to do this interview for The Avid Pen, I reluctantly agreed. I was sent over the 10 questions and I procrastinated like a good artist does. I had to email her twice and apologize for not getting the questions back to her when I said I would. Knowing I could no longer put it off without looking like a complete unorganized jerk, I sat down on a Sunday night and began the process of thoughtfully answering Christa's questions. It took me several hours to dig deep and then polish my words so that I sounded somewhat intelligent.
But I learned something through this process. These questions went deep for me and for the first time in my art career I began to understand why I paint, the colors I am drawn to and even pinpointed the style of art that inspires me. I never thought to ask these questions of myself. I simply painted because it felt good and I enjoyed it immensely. But this interview brought me to a deeper understanding and also began more questions within me that I can't wait to explore!
June 01, 2017