From the time I was young, I was told by family, teachers, friend and strangers that I was LOUD. That I talked too much. Or, as my father advised me, "stop letting your mouth overload your a$$."
For a long time, these criticisms affected my sense of worth. Why couldn't I just "fit in" and speak more quietly? Keep my thoughts to myself? Did I have to express EVERYTHING that crossed my mind?
I alternated between conforming and rebelling. Neither of those is a peaceful place.
At this stage of my life, I have learned to trust myself. To say what's on my mind when I believe it serves a purpose. As I evolve as an artist, I continue to embrace the ability to express how I feel without words, to let color and texture say it for me, as I did in the piece to the left, titled: Biopsy of the Soul.
My shop at Etsy is a way to share what I've created. It evolves and expands as I do. At this point, most of the items involve words. Haiku has been a love of mine for twenty years and I find my thoughts or feelings are very clear when I put a them in a 17-syllable container.
I plan to include more visual art and electronic versions of the books I've written. Right now, I'm taking baby steps, learning as I go. Below are some samples of what you'll find there.
Click here to view and purchase Art That Says Something.