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I am a working mom with two beautiful children at home- a three year old & a six month old! Amidst all of the chaos that goes along with that- I make art in every stolen moment.
I received a bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Texas in 1991... but at the time, art was so personal that I had difficulty selling any of my work. Every time I would sell a painting, I felt like I was selling a child. My own relationship with art led me to a masters degree in Art Therapy and Marriage Family Therapy in California. I have been a practicing therapist working primarily in the area of trauma for the past 12 years.
The work is satisfying, but also draining - and I am finding that I need an outlet for my own artistic energy... which is where ETSY fits in to my life:-)
My work is inspired by my Latina heritage, my children, my clients, and my passion for those things that move me…

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  • Born on October 4
  • Joined August 19, 2008

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Oil, acrylic, collage, and fabric

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I am a working mom with two beautiful children at home- a three year old & a six month old! Amidst all of the chaos that goes along with that- I make art in every stolen moment.
I received a bachelors of fine arts degree from the University of Texas in 1991... but at the time, art was so personal that I had difficulty selling any of my work. Every time I would sell a painting, I felt like I was selling a child. My own relationship with art led me to a masters degree in Art Therapy and Marriage Family Therapy in California. I have been a practicing therapist working primarily in the area of trauma for the past 12 years.
The work is satisfying, but also draining - and I am finding that I need an outlet for my own artistic energy... which is where ETSY fits in to my life:-)
My work is inspired by my Latina heritage, my children, my clients, and my passion for those things that move me emotionally. Oh... and now I am happy when my paintings and artwork find new homes where they can be enjoyed.

Check out my blog if you want to know more about me and what I am doing:-) http://caya-papaya.blogspot.com/

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