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I have always enjoyed art, but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I had the self-confidence to go through the very painful growing stages of producing some truly dreadful paintings. My absolute favorite example was the one I painted of my young son who unfortunately came out with heavily textured eyeballs, prompting my husband to ask, “What species is THAT?” I still enjoy painting, but since I have an almost incomprehensible love of puzzles and enjoy the whole cut and paste and playing with mud that lie at the heart of making mosaics, that became my next artistic detour. Once I had accumulated a roomful of glass, beads and stones, I realized that it would take more than a lifetime to use them all up so I decided to try making jewelry. Naturally, I didn’t have all the “right stuff” and had to go out and purchase more supplies to facilitate my endeavor to speed up the use of my current supplies. Now I have two lifetimes worth of…

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  • Joined January 16, 2012

Favorite materials

Acrylics, oils, glass, semiprecious gemstones, jasper, marble, mirrors, grout

About

I have always enjoyed art, but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I had the self-confidence to go through the very painful growing stages of producing some truly dreadful paintings. My absolute favorite example was the one I painted of my young son who unfortunately came out with heavily textured eyeballs, prompting my husband to ask, “What species is THAT?” I still enjoy painting, but since I have an almost incomprehensible love of puzzles and enjoy the whole cut and paste and playing with mud that lie at the heart of making mosaics, that became my next artistic detour. Once I had accumulated a roomful of glass, beads and stones, I realized that it would take more than a lifetime to use them all up so I decided to try making jewelry. Naturally, I didn’t have all the “right stuff” and had to go out and purchase more supplies to facilitate my endeavor to speed up the use of my current supplies. Now I have two lifetimes worth of the “right stuff”, which fill to bursting every nook and cranny of my art studio/guest room. Additionally the walls of the room are literally wallpapered with my creations that couldn’t find homes throughout the rest of the house causing me some concern that my guests might be spending the nights wide-eyed from the overstimulation. I console myself with the fact that my guests are staying in America’s Finest City in an art gallery for the bargain basement price of taking something home with them so that I have room to make even more creations…

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