Tag Archives: Illustration

I RAISED THE BAR

Over the past week I began working on a new illustration assignment. Continue reading

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COLORS AND SOUNDS FILLED ME WITH DELIGHT

Art and music are two creative pursuits define my life. Art is my profession; music is my passion. Continue reading

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IT’S NO SECRET ANYMORE

I see great value in what I am doing with my life and where I am going. I am unapologetic. I believe I am the richest woman in the world!
There is a wonderful line in one of my songs. It is, “I go to places that heal me.” That is what my life is about; I heal myself and hope to heal other people, too. Continue reading

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SHE GAVE ME WINGS

In 1997, I received an illustration assignment for a series of note cards. I ended up illustrating six butterflies, a honeybee, and two flowers. Of those paintings, only the four butterflies were published. Whenever I painted anything, the first thing I did was search out reference. Because I liked insects and butterflies, I had a few books and photos. While looking at my files, I came across a clipping. It mentioned that there was a lady who wasn’t too far away from where I lived. She specialized in renting insects. Continue reading

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THIS ONE IS LIFELONG; THE MUSIC IS FOREVER

The “writer inside” returned to me today in the early morning hours. I had to write about my shame that I allowed disappointment to close my heart so many times in my life. I was remembering those feelings, and how this year so many things about my friend were revealed to me. She struggled so much in high school and I hadn’t understood. I remembered how desperately I had wanted to be closer with her when we were very young. Continue reading

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MY TEACHER AND INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE

With only a fair mastery of watercolors, I enrolled in my first illustration class. I was blown away that the instructor was quite an established illustrator. She was an editorial artist, and almost every Sunday I would see her drawings in the Los Angeles Times editorial section. Her name was Nancy Ohanian. Continue reading

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MY AMAZING JOURNEY

When I was in Junior High School I discovered mazes. I would draw the mazes while I was in class, and whenever I was bored. My mazes were used in the yearbooks at my school. I discovered random patterns to fill up the space. I began by filling up abstract designs with elaborate mazes. Observers said my mazes looked like brains or intestines! Continue reading

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FILTER ISLAND – ADRIFT IN THE SEA OF LIFE

Currently, I am adrift in the sea of life without filters. They are gone! This has definitely been getting me into trouble. I do care about it, but can’t help it. It’s as if the top of my teakettle brain has blown off. All the steam escaping has no use for a filter anymore. I kept everything in for so long and I’m just done with that! Continue reading

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