Dear family and friends,
I’m excited to share a tiny glimpse of expressing my life’s passion… Love of art, inspiring others and especially drawing and painting.
2001 – I declared being an artist. (Actually “A Wealthy Artist.” I still feel bashful and even resigned to even want that. ) it would be nice to make a living at it and make a positive difference in the world at the same time.
2001 – Mom’s passing taught me to not waste a single breath of this precious life.
2002 – I did my first commission piece of art, sold my first painting at a local gallery and sold note cards on a small table on the street for a holiday market.
2003 – I had my first 2 solo art shows and first of 15 or so outdoor arts festival.
2006 – I joined 2 cooperative galleries.
2007 – I completed an earth plaster 12 foot mural that ended up on the cover of a book “Handmade Houses”.
2009 – I completed my first large commission painting for a couple I didn’t know otherwise.
Now why am i sharing all of this? 15 years ago or so I began to consider that I had a view of my family of origin. Perhaps some of us did not believe that we as a group could have better. At best we could eek out a meager existence as hard working people and with any luck free of abuse or substance abuse. And certainly it is not practical to pursue ones passion for creativity in life that we have to or should work HARD to survive.
Thanks to my mother and brother for spending time drawing with me, and my sisters for providing me with creative and artistic activities, my father always sharing his inventive ideas as well as my boys for being so artistic themselves. Plus ALL of you have modeled and shared your talent and passion in such a way that has inspired me to believe more is possible and make a difference in the world.
Years ago my mother, my aunts Edye and Grace and uncle Rich began to write about family history and hoped to change some dynamics for our family. Patience and I too talk of creating new possible futures for our family as far back as my teens.
Thanks to Eli and Raven’s talent of dabbling with computers I’ve been able to have my art on the Internet. AND NOW Raven has expanded the website and Web store. So please explore…
This year we are intending to bring my art out into the world in a larger way. And I’m intending to do so in a balanced and gentle manner.
I love you all and thank you for supporting me on my path.