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The process of creating a painting is what thrills me the most. I am very intensely focused when I paint. Usually painting alone or with one other cherished friend. When a painting is finished I am almost sad, because that specific, unique journey is over; never to be duplicated.

All of creation inspires me. Especially the plants, flowers, trees. I grew up helping my mom in her garden and those 'roots' have served me well in my painting journeys. I have always been a crafter, even as a child, this is just my latest adventure.

Not being a 'professionally trained' artist (save for a couple classes) I have had to overcome the idea that I was not a 'real' artist. Thanks to the encouragement I have found among Etsians I now say, "I am an artist".

My work has a softer caste to it, that is on purpose. I seek a gentler way and a…

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  • Born on March 21
  • Joined December 13, 2010

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watercolor, fabric, fibers

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About

The process of creating a painting is what thrills me the most. I am very intensely focused when I paint. Usually painting alone or with one other cherished friend. When a painting is finished I am almost sad, because that specific, unique journey is over; never to be duplicated.

All of creation inspires me. Especially the plants, flowers, trees. I grew up helping my mom in her garden and those 'roots' have served me well in my painting journeys. I have always been a crafter, even as a child, this is just my latest adventure.

Not being a 'professionally trained' artist (save for a couple classes) I have had to overcome the idea that I was not a 'real' artist. Thanks to the encouragement I have found among Etsians I now say, "I am an artist".

My work has a softer caste to it, that is on purpose. I seek a gentler way and a kinder spirit to reach out to the world.

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