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I'm just one multi-talented gal! I enjoy creating visual art quite a lot. I paint, take photos, create collages and dabble in sculpture. Why limit myself to all that though? I'm quite crafty - I sew (yep, it's almost summer, time to start showing off some of my homemade creations), make jewelry and I just learned how to knit (my sister-in-law taught me, thank you Ellon!)

I also cook and bake. While not technically an art form, creating meals is the perfect combination of art and science that I love so much. When I need to keep my hands busy I can salsa. Lots and lots of salsa... chopping tomatoes can be incredibly therapeutic.



This is one of those rare moments where you'll find me admitting that there might be some value to owning a digital camera, as this would be a great place to post pics of my stuff. I think that's why I created this page. Hell, even a scanner would be a start, but I'm not so good at getting pictures developed in a timely fashion!

The painting that you're about to view was done for a class I took at SUNY. The assignment was to copy a painting - upside down, in the mirror, a variety of different ways - with the intent to focus on the composition itself and not what the picture was supposed to be. This is the one I painted by looking at the upside down original. The book I got it from was written entirely in German so it took me a while to figure out that I had not copied a painting at all but a woodcut by Albrecht Durer. I don't think the grad student teaching the class ever realized that so it was ok.

7.12.03 - guess what? I might not need a digital camera, at least not yet. I have this handy dandy video camera now so I'm going to see if I have any success using the software that supposedly enables me to capture still images off the tape. If so...

Here's a painting I did on my birthday, 2001. I was incredibly hungover and I'm still not sure how I managed to focus at all, but here it is.

And one of my favorite pieces! A little headless aluminum woman, created using the lost wax method. If only I still had access to molten aluminum!

My first experiment with painting on glass. One thing I learned, it's very important to keep in the mind that the foreground is the background here! In other words, you must paint the foreground first... anyway, I figured it out. I need to try this again. It's not stellar, but this guy Jeff actually mentioned wanting to buy it, so I'm pretty psyched.

Another shot of my naked ladies. I love them. I don't want to part with them, but I think they're the most sellable (salable?) of anything I've done.

Didn't I say that I'd been working on some things for nervousness? I don't lie! I created this marble magnets LMAO, and signed up for torso tags. I don't know what the point of them is, but I'll try to remember to include a link to the project. The "explanation" I read is much better than what I could give. I still need to add tassles to them. And as soon as I'm done with my watercolor ATCs, I'll post them as well.

This just in! (makes me think i need one of those annoying flashing or rotating "new" sign that find there way into so many websites...) Anyway... I tried a loose interpretation of my naked ladies (I'll say it again, my very favorite painting of mine). This is what happens when you don't leave well enough alone. So I'm going to get some India ink and more postcards and try again, and frame them as a neat little giftie/token of my eternal gratitude and appreciation to one of my all-time favorite people. Actually it was part of a deal, but that doesn't make it come any less from the heart.