A part of my life completely invisible and unimaginable to others is the duration of time needed for me to complete anything, even paintings. Although, it has become my life I don’t think it is projected to others the true amount of time dedicated to creating a painting. I refer to this as the ebb … Continue reading The Ebb & Flow of Painting
An interesting topic I have been researching and exploring for over a decade, the human brain. Upon the early onset of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) the shockingly real symptoms of the brains cognitive dysfunction were very present indeed. Now, I had to take my book knowledge and put it into practice for my own life experience. … Continue reading My Brain on Art
Perhaps I made peace with my life because I have much experience with loss, how to accept it and move forward. Or maybe it happened because I had no choice. It likely is because it is my true nature and to live I the present I had to make peace. What struck me was that … Continue reading Making Peace
Designing a studio space to meet the needs of living with disability requires time, lots and lots of time. Then it requires trial and error, loads of trial and error. In fact in February 2021, I wrote my first blog about my studio space. Little did I know then that my studio would be in … Continue reading A Different Kind of a Studio
One random day before tucking into a film, I checked my emails and received a shock. Brandon was upstairs making popcorn with salt and a butter (substitute). Something completely unexpected happened. To put this into context, since becoming chronically ill and disabled I only have emails from receipts of purchase, businesses or spam. My phone … Continue reading Who Knows Me Now ?
I decided to do something this fall for myself, out of peace and love. The intent is to create a collection of small paintings on paper and panels, honestly a challenging task living with disability. A huge amount of time is dedicated to creating one small painting, working for only a few minutes a day … Continue reading Peace, Love & Me
From a young age I never had desire for a frilly pink chiffon apron existence of motherhood, homemaking and second fiddle to a husband. As a young girl I spent hours with my dad in our garage lifting heavy objects, getting dirty and hauling stuff around our home with our weathered green wheelbarrow. If we … Continue reading I Am Woman I Can Do Anything
There was an unveiling this past week, a happenstance or a call to action depending on how one chooses to view it. When you become chronically ill and disabled, life changes in every way possible, however the most drastically heartbreaking change for many of us is loosing all connection with colleagues, friends and family. It … Continue reading Learning To Live a New Life Disabled