As a kid, my creativity took the form of re-creating. I took clothes apart and
remade them into something different. I turned my mother's gown into a dress.
Mom was horrified. I also took apart radios and clocks and put them back
together. Dad was supportive. I sometimes needed his help. I also began drawing
when I was a kid. I drew faces and comic book characters, like Wonder Woman.
Everything around me was an inspiration - to create.
Music has always been a joy. I love to play piano and guitar. If only there was
more time in a day to create new things, including all the ones in my dreams.
Then there's my professional life as an interior designer where I photographed
the spaces I created. The interior design school I founded gave others a way to
expand their horizons. Currently, my passion is writing and painting. Painting
landscapes has been a way of connecting to nature and to explore the beauty of a
sky, a sunset, sunrise, a body of water, a wave. I see a painting in everything,
even a building, a portrait of my grandchildren, and a snowy Christmas tree.
Everyone loves the creativity Christmas offers. Just look around you, it's all
there for you to enjoy and participate in. There are so many ways of creating
beauty. Many of us have past times that give us peace of mind and help us to
reconnect to our inner lives. Some of us love to garden, others love to cook,
but what we all have in common is a desire to create. Never let anyone tell you
that you can't do it. Reach for your star and you will find your own truth path.
I love vibrant colors. And if there is one common element in my work, it's
color. Outdoors, I look for the sunís rays of pink and amber creeping across the
meadow, catching the magic hour when lights are warm and reflected light is
bouncing in the cool shadows. Sunrise and sunset sweep the rainbow colors across
the skies. Atmospheric landscapes have a beauty that often goes unrealized. Rich
purples, yellows and blues on a rainy, foggy day are subtle, but magnificent.
Godís heaven on earth.
Indoors, I have a myriad of subjects to paint. I have photos from my photography
then and now. I record people, places and things that are inspirational. It is
thrilling to watch a blank canvas evolve into work-of-art.
Next week, I'll be taking part in a special art show where I'll be featuring two
of my paintings: Maine Boats and Coney Island Bumper Cars. If you want to see
more of my work you can visit my website.
Maine Boats (formerly boat bunches)
Watercolor | 10◊14
Coney Island Bumper Cars
Pastel & Watercolor| 10x14
is an author, artist/painter and interior designer. Her
upcoming romance The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin
will be released on
Valentine's Day 2018. Her current historical romance, Indigo Sky
can be purchased
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