In December of 2005, I found myself at a crossroads. A decades long battle with depression coupled with a series of significant losses in my life had me reeling. In the midst of that long, dark night of the soul, I yearned for a creative outlet, and finally found one in drawing and painting mandalas. My first blog, A Magic Mom and her Mandalas is dedicated to that art form.
Mandala-making satisfied my creative appetite for many years, but then I began exploring new ways of art-making such as collage and photography. I discovered the digital world, and was able to do things with my art that went beyond the scope of my limited capabilities. Soon I was using a combination of traditional mediums plus digital alteration to achieve the desired effect on a fairly regular basis.
"from now on, my story lives in you" (collage, mixed media, digital 2012)
I have no formal art training, so I'm making it up as I go...learning on the fly, absorbing knowledge along the way, finding inspiration in all sorts of places...taking source images, such as photographs, collages and hand painted pieces, into the digital realm...to play with them, layer them...to see what they will become.
This blog is the beginning of a dream...a seed has taken root in my heart...and I do not yet know exactly what will come of it, but I know it's there. I invite you to take from these images what you will. If you find meaning in them...or they speak to you in some way...I would love to hear from you.