I believe that whether we have artistic talent or not, we are all artists and our lives are our canvas, instrument, or page. Painter or engineer, student or poet, these questions apply:
Are we just throwing color on the canvas of life with no thought of whether it will stick or what kind of mess we will leave after we're done?
Are we at least paying attention to where the paint lands, how the colors blend, minimizing the mess…and noticing if we're enjoying the creative process?
Are we approaching our creation with a sense of awe, a degree of focus and a plan for the design? Do we surrender our steady hand to the guidance of the higher impulse of intuition in order to create our living work of Beauty?
It's all art...but it’s not all Beauty.
To many I am known as an integrated artist because I have accomplished some degree of blending the right and left brain in my creative expressions. With an engineering background and 40 years of experience as an industrial designer I have mastered the ever changing tools of that trade. Beginning on the drawing board using dial calipers, square and compass, with time I ran state of the art CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) systems. Along a parallel path my visual art once created on paper with pencil, pastels and paint is now predominately digital with much of the complex geometry developed with that same CADD software used to design mechanical systems and detail structures.
In reality, I am a woman on a journey of beauty and wholeness. If I have accomplished anything it is the ability to blend the best of various aspects of myself into a living expression that I completely own and honor. Some parts of my life have not been pretty, but I have found the beauty within each.
Today I express as a visual artist, a poet and author, a process facilitator and teacher, an ordained minister and Priestess. I am also a certified Death Midwife.