Journal

 

I started this journal as a quiet way to reflect on my daily life as a mum and how that converges with the creative process as an artist.  It is messy but always inspiring.

My wish is that one day my daughters chase their foolish dreams and always embrace the beauty of being a woman...

 

giving thanks in a New Year

 

As I reflect upon this year's past, I think of all the quiet hours alone in the studio....

...all the layers of paint...

...messy moments with the girls...

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All the time in the studio is a marvel.  

I pinch myself every day that I get to paint for a living.  I will look back on this time with my daughters as one of the greatest gifts.

I leave on a note of gratitude to my husband who is always, always there for me during this beautiful chaos of creating art... 

...and to my favorite artist, Jeremiah Goodman, who we lost this past year.  A true gentleman, he was so kind to review my work when just starting out.  He gave me the confidence to go forward and pursue my dream.  A heartfelt thank you, Jeremiah.

A young Jeremiah with a few of his fabulous paintings....

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" "A door must be open or shut," a proverb by Alfred de Musset...many doors were opened for me, and for this I am thankful!"  -  Jeremiah Goodman

My sentiments exactly.