Hello and welcome to “The Process 1, 2, 3”! I’ve created this blog to share my creative process and the “stuff” that eventually hatches from it.
My personal creative process has been accurately described as “all over the place”. I attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA ) in Baltimore, MD from 1991 – 1996 where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. Although I was formally trained in classical oil painting and it remains one of my great loves to this day, I have experimented with a huge variety of media and continue to do so.
I grew up in Central New Jersey but have lived on Catalina Island off the southern coast of California for the last 8 years. Catalina is a beautiful place to live and is endlessly inspiring. I feel very lucky to be here.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Though I still struggle with the disability these diseases have imposed upon my life, I remain hopeful that I’ll be well again. For anyone who is interested in this topic, I’ve been writing a blog called Fibromyalgia??? for the last year and a half that goes into much more detail about this aspect of my life. I would like to keep that topic within that venue but I apologize if it rears its ugly head from time to time.
Environmental issues are very important to me and I try to use repurposed, recycled or sustainable materials in my artwork and craftwork when ever I can. I currently have a shop on Etsy called Catalina Inspired where I showcase some of my creations.
In the future, I’ll be posting about the process behind many of my works and sometimes before they are listed in my shop. I’ll also be writing about living a simple life and leaving a small footprint on the environment.
I welcome feedback and comments and I hope you will stop by again soon!