Probably the greatest artistic influence in my life was my mother. She painted, and sewed, and did Ukrainian cross stitch to perfection. My mother was very detailed in her work, being an electrical engineer herself at a time in Europe and everywhere where that profession that did not cater to women.
I remember when I was about 3 years old and we lived in Sydney, Australia, my mum would take me to a park to feed ducks during her break from work and mine from Preschool, and we would sit by the pond and paint pictures together. I always marveled at how good she was and I wanted to be good at painting too. I would get so frustrated when my pictures didn’t look like hers. She would always tell me, “Paint what YOU see and make it your own and it will be good”.
Even though my mother passed away 26 years ago, I hear her telling me every day to “Make it my own”.
These words of inspiration have carried me through a lifetime. “Art is in the eye of the beholder”, yes? I know that’s what she was telling me all this time.
I have such a passion for art, all forms, and I wish I could do it all, but life gives us such a short time. As Dr. Wayne Dyer would say, “Don’t die with the music still in you”.
I have a lot of “music” in me and I hope you enjoy my expression of this art form.
I have hand painted designs, and sometimes words of inspiration, and sealed them with several coatings of a diamond glaze over a metal hardware washer and created one of a kind pendants and earrings. I often paint between the layers of glaze to achieve a slight 3D or shadow effect. I also look for interesting paper and fabric to attain a certain texture then “make it my own” with layered painting.
Here is a preview of some of the new jewelry soon to be on Etsy.
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