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My creative addiction started when I was a young nerdy creature. I mostly drew futuristic homes along with floor plan layouts (maybe I was an architect in my past life or will be in my next?). I won second place in a drawing contest in seventh grade when my art teacher decided to submit my drawing of a broken sprocket. After that I always opted to do drawings in addition to writing all my reports for school. Besides drawing, I painted, sculpted and did some woodworking. I was told by several of my teachers that I needed to continue my education in the arts.

Instead of following my creative path in the arts full time, I chose to jump right into a 9 to 5 job. Of course I kick myself now a bit but as they say “it’s never too late”. So I began working on paintings and photography for my own home to give it a personalized gallery feeling. One of my paintings I titled "Fresh Flowers", it was…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 16
  • Joined February 17, 2010

Favorite materials

acrylics, latex paints, colorful markers, colorful pencils and my Cannon camera

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My creative addiction started when I was a young nerdy creature. I mostly drew futuristic homes along with floor plan layouts (maybe I was an architect in my past life or will be in my next?). I won second place in a drawing contest in seventh grade when my art teacher decided to submit my drawing of a broken sprocket. After that I always opted to do drawings in addition to writing all my reports for school. Besides drawing, I painted, sculpted and did some woodworking. I was told by several of my teachers that I needed to continue my education in the arts.

Instead of following my creative path in the arts full time, I chose to jump right into a 9 to 5 job. Of course I kick myself now a bit but as they say “it’s never too late”. So I began working on paintings and photography for my own home to give it a personalized gallery feeling. One of my paintings I titled "Fresh Flowers", it was specifically created to reflect light, be bright, abstract and was desperately needed to cover up my breaker box which is awkwardly located in my kitchen.

I"m very proud to have been featured in Jezebel Magazine September 2012 for a cityscape painting listed under "Cityscape Chic":

http://digital.modernluxury.com/publication/?i=124133&p=124

My inspirations come from the following long list:

family & friends,
honesty, originality & rawness,
old, modern & unique things,
everything with a tail attached to it (especially my growing family of rescues),
music of course (The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, The Black Keys, White Stripes, Stone Roses, The Cult, INXS, The Cure, Blur, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Florence and the Machine, Sarah McLachlan, Chris Isaak, Sade, Louis Armstrong, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Muddy Waters "the blues", Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, etc.........LOVE MUSIC)
Dwell At Home in the Modern World & Coastal Living Magazines,
barns,
and the Public Broadcasting System (This Old House being my favorite program of all time).

Thank you for checking out my work!

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