Tag Archives: watercolors

PASSION IS ALL YOU NEED

Passion is such a beautiful thing; it is fuel for the soul. I share a story with my current artwork/music and an update about my youngest son who is 19. Continue reading

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YOU FOUND A WAY

Music is my passion, but being an artist has been my identity for most of my life. For my next two posts, I want to share about my personal life, while intertwining it with my current illustrations. 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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SHE SELLS SEASHELLS

I also decided to show my watercolors to publishers of fine art prints and posters. I went to see a publisher in Los Angeles. He seemed very interested in one of my paintings. It was a watercolor painting of a medley of seashells. Continue reading

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ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE LESSONS THROUGH ART

If all colors are brilliant, nothing stands out. The brilliance is only possible through having the depth and richness of colors that have been mixed into subtle, dull variations. The same thing applies to contrast. The brilliance is only possible through having the depth and richness of darks and lights!

In life, we cannot have everything purely colorful or purely bright either. It is the contrast and the dullness that allows for appreciation of sparkling beauty; it allows for it to be emphasized!
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