My Art Journey… Pt 6 of

What if art, by its very nature- the use of our eyes as we view it, to make us feel what we see- also makes us feel empathy? And compassion? I look at the word heART 💜 and I see the word “art” in it. Of course I’ve typed it so it would be easyContinue reading “My Art Journey… Pt 6 of”

Greeting Card Art

In celebration & Onward! Remember when Hallmark’s Mahogany card collection first launched? Back then the brand was partnered with Dr. Maya Angelou and it was exquisite. Her words graced the inside of your cards & the art work on the outside was reflective of the depth and richness of her words and captured the blackContinue reading “Greeting Card Art”

Sharing My Art Journey… Pt 4

I started to explore the world of art, not as a creator, not as a business, not as an admirer, but as a patron. I wanted to understand who bought art, why did they buy what they bought. Who collected art and who was making money from all that art being bought and sold. Sadly,Continue reading “Sharing My Art Journey… Pt 4”

Sharing My Art Journey… Pt 3

I started painting in 2016. By then I was nearly six decades old and had lived the proverbial “Good life”. I had been happily married for nearly half my life and I was a mother of two adult daughters. I could righteously say that I had “been there, done that,” and smile about my achievements.Continue reading “Sharing My Art Journey… Pt 3”

Sharing My Art Journey… Pt. 2

Long before I was a mom, I was a writer. And it would’ve been interesting to see where I could’ve gone with my dreams, but then life happened and I got pregnant, having lost a baby earlier in my life, I made the very conscientious decision to stop writing. I wanted to enjoy raising myContinue reading “Sharing My Art Journey… Pt. 2”

Sharing My Art Journey … pt 1

February 2, 2022: Last night, an amazing thing happened, I literally watched fourteen of my paintings float across my television screen in the opening scene of episode 104 of Ava DuVernay’s newest show, Naomi – airing Tuesday nights @ 9pm ET on The CW Network and streaming for free on The CW App. It wasContinue reading “Sharing My Art Journey … pt 1”

Artfully Told

With more life behind me, than I have in front of me, I’ve decided to be proactive in the telling of my story. From the ticket stubs from concerts I attended to telephone numbers I use to call daily, these are the fine details and broad strokes of my life. It’s extremely important to meContinue reading “Artfully Told”

My FaceBook Art

I’m an artist. There, I’ve said it. Over the past four years, I’ve posted a lot of art on social media. It’s as much of a healing process as it is therapeutic for me. Never did I expect the level of success that I’ve gained from having put my work “out there”. Never did IContinue reading “My FaceBook Art”

The Outsider Artist Within

This morning I received news of Outsider Art, not labeling me as such, but nonetheless bringing attention to the fact that I haven’t attended art school. (Full disclosure, I don’t have an MBA, no MFA and I haven’t spent hours studying the human form or still life.) “Outsider Art” is defined on Wikipedia as “OutsiderContinue reading “The Outsider Artist Within”