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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.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Swag Creations

I've wanted to make a peace wreath for some time. 
I chose to make it with faux greens so that we can use it every year - although I should use it year round and keep decorating it with different themes... 'cause peace is a year-round gig!

I used the discarded tree cuttings from a local Christmas tree lot to make the base. 
Clipped natural branches from plants and trees.
Collected pinecones when I came across them throughout the year and reused them from previous creations.
Used florist wire to tie everything together.
Bows and ornaments can be removed after the season and reused again.
A little spritz of spray paint glitter sprinkles it with magic. 

These are fun to make and leave on your friend's and family's doors or fences as a festive surprise!