I love living in Oregon
A community rich in the arts and sciences as well as the perfect balance of having the ocean, mountains, rivers and the city.
Oregon provides a large palette to draw from for inspiration, with every day a new weather pattern, every mile showing a different landscape view.
Like many artists, I create...
because I can't not create. It's a ongoing process in my brain with images manipulating in rapid fire succession throughout the day, slipping into the night, and in my dreams where they play. In the morning, I have a sense of direction or an answer to some obscure question that I hadn't put words to.
Which media is your favorite?
I always said I could be happy designing paper plates or wall paper. Of course what I really meant is that I enjoy surface design which lead me to designing art-to-wear hand painted silks years ago. Since then I have worked in encaustic, acrylic, pen/ink, book arts, fiber, floor cloths, charcoal, doll making. Of course, then there are the hobbies...
Best of all is getting others to play
Giving people access to the world, not only through observation of my process, but also through the direct experience of creating themselves.
I instruct, or rather, guide others how to make visual travel journals and art journals. I give them the tools to capture the images, therefore the memories of their travels.
the She Project
A women's community creative project. I created The She Project in 2005 to inspire others to create for themselves. The idea was to get 100 women spontaneously responding to a group of words, all during the same evening.
Nine years later we have collectively created over 1000 pieces. It proved to be a wonderful, life changing experience for all involved. It was an institution, a yearly ritual, a moment for women from all over to come together, create, just for themselves. www.sheproject.com
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