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I do believe that I slipped out of the birth canal with a crayon in my hand, ready to take on the world.
I was a fine arts major who ended up in the advertising field for over 20 years. During that time I started to write and worked as a stand-up comic in New York City. My art seemed to take a back seat.
On a dare in June 2011, I doodled for 30 days with a photographer friend who wanted to try her hand at drawing. I was horrified by the work I created, until I gave myself permission to just draw and trust my eyes to see and my finders to create. And some days they do not agree. But it came back to me – my ability to draw had changed, but I love where it is now leading me.
My art work falls under abstract, but there are times when a face appears, an animal shows up and my work seems to take on many forms. It is all based on the eye of the beholder.
I love using pastels…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 29
  • Joined December 9, 2011

Favorite materials

Soft pastels, Expressionist Oil Pastels, Ink, Colored Pencils

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I do believe that I slipped out of the birth canal with a crayon in my hand, ready to take on the world.
I was a fine arts major who ended up in the advertising field for over 20 years. During that time I started to write and worked as a stand-up comic in New York City. My art seemed to take a back seat.
On a dare in June 2011, I doodled for 30 days with a photographer friend who wanted to try her hand at drawing. I was horrified by the work I created, until I gave myself permission to just draw and trust my eyes to see and my finders to create. And some days they do not agree. But it came back to me – my ability to draw had changed, but I love where it is now leading me.
My art work falls under abstract, but there are times when a face appears, an animal shows up and my work seems to take on many forms. It is all based on the eye of the beholder.
I love using pastels because it allows me to really be part of the process of creating. My ands get covered with dust or oils and I have a wonderful time feeling the paper that I am using to create a new drawing.
I know I will be going back to watercolor and oils in the near future but for now I am quite pleased to be working in pastels and pencils.
I found the other half of me when I went back to drawing.
I am a creativity coach who works with artists and writers. I help them get centered so they can get their words or art out to the world where it belongs.

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