Project Description

Play, Discover, Simplify

Play is very important for every artist.  Once a week I set aside a ‘play time’ at my studio, just exploring and discovering new techniques, trying different tools to produce fun textures and colors. This exercise allows the intuitive part of my brain to let go of judgement in my work.

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”  

Marc Chagall

 This mixed media painting I have entitled ” Birthday Party.”  Actually my husband loved it and gave the title. I hope you enjoy this short video. I created this piece in less than an hour. Totally from the heart!

Mixed Media Collage

Birthday Party

Mixed Media, 16″ x 20″

This is one of those moments where a simple piece of wrapping paper sparked an interesting idea.  With gesso, acrylic paints, cut out words and wrapping paper, I let go of my head and created this piece.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”  Pablo Picasso