Where does inspiration come from? Does it come from the dark places in our souls? Does it ooze from the wounds that life creates? Or does inspiration come when we begin to heal? When the light begins to reach the dark parts of our souls. Creation, inspiration, it is a balm that heals. It comes from both, for without the darkness there can be no light. Inspiration comes from a need; a need to both express one’s self and to feel understood. This is a natural longing because we are social creatures. So in essence inspiration comes from society. And inspiration creates society. Inspiration is an entirely unique experience that both gives and takes. A cathartic expression of the soul.
Now that you know where to find my work I thought I’d give a small personal note. It has been a while since I put brush to paper, but since I have again I haven’t been able to stop. My latest collection, a multi-medium set of tarot cards, a non-traditional take on the classic deck. This set is cathartic for me as my career began with a set of hand done, one of a kind, unique, never to be seen again tarot cards. The 78 card deck gives just enough soul to my creative process to really make them worth the redo. Ok, so they won’t be a direct reproduction (that could never happen), but they will be stunning. I think I like them due to the diversity of the deck. The endless possibilities, and the variety of the art. It tests my skill and ability.
As always I thank my husband for all his patience, love, and support. The encouragement he gives me is invaluable and always appreciated.
Come see my premier San Francisco art show at Muddy Waters Coffee House, at 16th and Valencia this Friday July 3. This show of my favorite water colors will run through August of 2015. More than one stunning collection installed at the best coffee house in town.