Art rediscovered in a homemade journal.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember.
As a young child, my favorite activity growing up was coloring, and as a teenager, I painted oil portraits. I had planned to be an art teacher, but that wasn’t to be as life took other directions.
I let my art go for over 40 years, but my daughter started encouraging me to get back into my art. When she gave me a homemade art journal and supplies one Christmas, I took that as a sign it was time to get started.
Paper collage, doodling, and art journaling are my favorite things to do when I just want to relax. I searched social media sites for new ideas and inspiration and then began taking a variety of online art classes to evolve in my art techniques.
Keeping a record of my progress as an artist
Various artists have encouraged me to try new media, techniques, and tools.
I am recording my art journey on Instagram, so that I might see what I am learning, and how I am progressing as an artist.
All kinds of mediums excite me such as acrylics, inks, markers, pastels, and gelatos, just to name a few; my style currently is eclectic since I am still exploring so many art possibilities.
Quick abstract doodles are a favorite
In the last few years that I have returned to my art practice, I have found that I like messy, abstract, doodles, bold colors, and any art I can do quickly because my time is limited.
However, I also love painting flowers when I have sufficient time to pull out more supplies.
I cannot even imagine how my art will evolve five years from now because there is so much experimenting left to do!
Artists who inspire my work are Pat Butynski, Rae Missigman, and Katie Mertz.
I can be found on Instagram if you wish to see more of my work and follow my future creative endeavours. Or please leave a comment below in the box.
(Visit my website to see other fabulous artists I have featured on my blog in the past year and a half.)