Being an artist is kind of a funny profession/life. I spend a lot of time alone in my studio working on paintings, collages, and sketches. I get really excited when I explore a new direction in my work. It might be a technique or subject matter. It's hard to know if my work will resonate with others or if it's just me who is excited. I want others to like what I'm doing...that's human nature. And nothing feels more personal than a piece of art. I am exposing my soul on a piece of paper for others to see and judge. It feels all to reveling at times. I know I can't please everyone and I must satisfy my own creative needs, and desires first. If I am afraid of rejection I wont grow. I have to be willing to stretch and take risks. When I take risks...great things happen...not when I play it safe! Its okay to be afraid...as long as I don't let the fear paralyze me.
|The Forbidden Fruit, to be featured in a new book, by North Light|
Take a risk and come try something new. I want to share how this wonderful medium of Japanese papers and watercolor can awaken your creative spirit. I am teaching this workshop in San Diego March 10-13 and Palos Verde April 4-5. I promise to inspire, encourage and awaken your creative spirit.