Is it a coincidence? As I was anticipating a new week watching the sunset last night, I realized that these photos of this gorgeous sunset have many of the same colors that I am using in my first painting. In fact the first coats of red are already down on my canvas!
Alzheimer's had taught my husband's family to treasure everyday they get. This should not only be true for those with Alzheimer's, but true for everyone, even when there is no disease evident in your life right now. How often do you go through the day and not even think about that? I challenge you to start to become aware of tiny blessings such as seeing the sunlight shine through clouds such as this, hearing the first sounds from a little child, or seeing a smile on that sick family member. At the end of each day ponder (or even write down) as to how many you saw. I assure you as you do this each day, that list will increase.
How positive for us to see the "what we have" rather than "what we don't have"!
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.