About Me

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I am a multidimensional, hands-on creative artist and poet with a San Diego based home studio. Having always been too curious and too creative, I have continually studied a variety of artistic disciplines and philosophies throughout my life with established teachers...unstable teachers, artists, schools and whatnot. This, paired with a lifelong investigation into spirituality, has given me a large creative toolkit from which to draw ;) and interest to (respectively) play with, break, challenge, modify, ignore and celebrate the rules related to the aforementioned studies. I am a strong believer in not messing with a child's innate curiosity and wonder, the value of family (however defined), individual creativity, community, and our environment. I continue to study and enjoy creative expressions-with the exception of acid jazz. Some common characteristics found within my work are: re-purposing everyday items and discard-able things, harmonizing opposites, playing with current beliefs and assumptions with a whimsical twist, and delicately blending spontaneity with discipline. The end results are simple, balanced expressions of wonder imbued with an invitation to discover more.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Self Portrait

When I look in a mirror, 
I always have thought "I don't look like me"
but bowling next to us the other night
was this little girl
and I gushed with an inner joy.
She embodied a sparkly self - essence if you will -
replete with bowling shoes.
(pixie dust and sparkle wand not pictured)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Crushed Hopes

Just outside our local Quickie Mart
I spied this sign in the parking lot
... aw, just as I was lacing up 
the new ice skates 
I got for Christmas!

Did I mention
that I live in San Diego?