Art is a spiritual practice for me. It's meditative. I work in mixed media and use my ripped up daily journals in all of my art. There's a lot going on in those journals. Sometimes I'm just clearing my head, channeling my higher self, connecting to my spirit guides...that sort of thing. I like the visual energy of the journals. I consciously aim for harmonous compositions. Otherwise, I try to stay open to whatever's wanting to come through me and maintain a sense of humor throughout. Like that Martha Graham quote, "You have to keep open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
I'm a life-long visual artist. I'm one of those lucky people who always had an art class in school. I took a basic drawing class at DePaul University and studied makeup artistry at Makeup First in Chicago. I worked seven years as a makeup artist for MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS and for print/tv/film production. In addition, I worked as a mentor and as Director of the Dramagirls program at Redmoon Theatre where art-making was essential to their style of theatre.
Art inspires me, and I love making it. Bottomline.