I believe that working...creating...with your hands
is a direct link to your soul.
It is in this sewing, the mending or stitching together,
that reaches into yourself to pull out the beauty
of your creation.
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful-
that will be my life." - Elsie de Wolfe
Hello and Welcome.
Art inspires us to treasure our intuition, our creativity, and even our insecurities. It has an important place in my own healing and of being heard.
My art has been with me my entire life with my first memory of color and fabric was at age two of my polished cotton dress with diamond shaped mother of pearl buttons. It has been my constant and ever faithful companion. I found that most of my life it was my coping tool to see me through an uneasy and sometimes abusive childhood and even into my adulthood. Art gave me a voice when I felt that I was not heard.
Art is my communication and translation to do so. I was born to be a teacher, to help others. With this voice, I could create and bring into this world something to help others find joy and to calm their upheavals and insecurities in their own life.
Art follows my life. First as my sole confident to find my own internal peace and as my life changed and my time of great transition came upon me, my art also changed. After 20 years of constant almost frantic creating to be heard, my soul was forcibly exposed.
First raw and timid. I had to cocoon for two to three years. My art still was by my side but very quiet and muted. And then an incredible thing happened as I healed from the major traumas; my soul could finally step out. Still dipping a toe to make certain I was safe. Art carried me through this. I found not only within myself a place of feeling safe but also externally in the new life that I created.
Now in this time, I am expanding what I create. I am finding that what is in my head and more importantly what is in my soul is now being expressed and still growing. I am able to take my time, that frantic feeling gone because I am finally safe. I am now able to walk my sacred and spiritual path.
We as artist can be a sensitive people. While it is easy for us to be injured even scarred, there is still a beauty in that sensitivity. We are the ones that can bring forth something new and inventive. And when we can finally bring that into this reality, we are indeed fortunate that we create and can share that.
Art. It is to be cherished.
I live in Phoenix, AZ with my darling husband Sean and our sweet little dog, Sparti.
~Member of the International Doll Organization: NIADA.
~International Award Winning Artist: Max Oscar Arnold Award.
~Certified Yoga Coach: 200hr Adult 95hr Children