New Work

I have started down another lane for creating my artwork. My new obsession is cut-paper art. It started out as a way to be creative on the fly in my sketchbook with abstract pieces that were leftovers in my scrap box. I liked the process so much that I decided to pursue it further. Using up discarded work and found paper, I now cut them up and turn them into 3D collages.

2018 – My Personal Top 9 on Instagram

Although I think it’s really fun to look at the top 9 Instagram posts for the year, on this last day of the year, I thought I would share my personal favorites. Pictures that mark a milestone, time or event that are special to me and for which I am thankful. Not shown in these pictures are my husband and son, who I am so,so grateful, who bring me up and cheer me on everyday to make my art dream a reality. For without their support, there would be no top 9.

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1. I am grateful for my sketchbooks. A place where I can communicate my true self, without judgement and fear.

2. For Kellee Wynne and @experiencetrucolors community. One of my pieces was selected for a Color Crush Creative color palette at the beginning of the year. I am so thankful for this great group of like minded artists.

3. Sixteen years ago, we started @shopresoul on a hunch that people could appreciate beautiful shoes. I visit Italy twice a year and never tire of it. The Navigli is like a second home to me and I am so thankful that I get to cross it’s bridges on my way to the trade show so I can capture shots like this.

4. I entered a contest @minted on a whim and was jury selected to sell art on there site. A major boost of confidence.

5. A found picture of my parents who are no longer with us. I will be forever grateful to @gr8ful_1_ for unearthing this beautiful picture of my mom and dad.

6. A fun day with my friend @mishazadeh learning how to make Pysanka eggs with @miishka_handbags.

7. Getting ready for my first out of state art show with @rockpaperscissorsgoods in Minneapolis. So grateful for the opportunity.

8. When I found out that making collages on the fly could be fun, less time consuming and a great exercise in staying creative, even when you only have 20 minutes.

9. My real aha moment when I started to create my Smoke and Mirrors series. I had my first show at a local coffee shop and sold 6 pieces. Major confidence boost!

All in all, a pretty great 2018! I hope you have a great new year filled with love, peace and prosperity! Thank you for stopping by.