What to do on a cold and rainy spring weekend afternoon? Collaborative painting with family. Yes, this past weekend I was able to convince my husband to join me in painting a picture. So we turned our living room into an art studio type of space. It was a spontaneous idea which turned into a lot of fun.Read More
I love creating mandalas, I find it fascinating how differently they can be viewed.
Upon returning home, feeling rejuvenated and creative, I decided to turn my mandala drawing into a small gouache painting. It felt great to complete a small project as it had been awhile since I had the opportunity to paint. Proud of my work, I held up my painting and asked my husband how he liked my "fish" painting.
He replied...Read More
“Life is a journey, not a destination”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have grown to love this quote. Remembering that "Life is a journey" has become a reflective tool to help me regain balance when I am feeling overwhelmed. It has helped me gain perspective and to slow down.Read More
I modified a watercolor painting I did during grad school. While feeling disappointed with my field of work, this image popped into my head so I dug it out to play around with it.
The painting was originally created to depict a feeling of depression. I worked on it in Photoshop and ended up adding a grainy texture to the piece. The texture helped me to create an image of bleakness and roughness which is what I have felt during my job search this year and while trying to find answers about the direction of the art therapy field.
I enjoy painting with bright colors and outlining the objects with black paint.
This was a fun painting to work on, it was inspired by a magazine picture.
Oil on canvas.
A rainy summer day inspired this art work. Even on dark days, colors can show through the grayness. Oil on canvas.
I began to create a series of drawings and paintings of this same style a year ago. I created them as I reflected upon the mind and body connection.
In this work I used a variety of materials including black ink, gauche, and watercolors on paper. I continue to explore this topic today.