My Artistic Journey
As a lifelong artist creativity & inspiration have long been my bedfellows. I knew from an early age that expressing myself creatively was not an option but a necessity. At first however it seemed not to be as I tried to move into creative exploits and was strongly discouraged from making by someone close to me, ironically enough an artist themselves. Fortunately for me I was drawn back into creating in college and I've been making since!
Read on to see about my journey into each medium + samples of my work!
The informal start of my foray into art began here. Growing up in a needlework shop embroidery was one of the first things to which I was exposed. Needlepoint & cross stitch in particular. Crochet came next, though I resisted knitting for a long time (convinced like many it was too difficult.)
Two Dimensional Arts
Two dimensional art was among the first type of art I was able to get into. At first starting with sketching, inks, & colored pencils...moving on to painting during high school. Since then I took a break and finally came back to painting in the Summer of 2016 beginning with watercolors and moving into acrylics again in Autumn of 2017.
Third among the artist I got into was making jewelry. I recall a gift involving beading to make replicas of Egyptian style collar necklaces. And before that I focused on macrame. It has remained to this day one of my favorite mediums (any & all forms of jewelry making) for this quickness of creation.
Among the last of things for me to come to, well into my artistic career, was stained glass. I had the good fortune to have a mother & family friend who both were into doing such work. After my mother's passing I acquired most all of her stained glass & tools.