In obvious terms:
I am a wife and mother, a maker and a baker, a pot scrubber and a clothes picker upper. I manage the home and the lives of three wild boys, a viking husband and one silly dog. I am the self titled Queen of the House because stay-at-home-mom just won't cut it these days.
But beyond the day-to-day, I am a woman and I have big plans! Art fills my dreams and words collect on the tip of my tongue. I feel compelled to create, to paint, to make, to write and to share. This is my story as I learn each day what it means to love what I do right now and still seek out my dreams. I am on a journey of a lifetime...will you follow?
In ten words:
Happily domesticated, irreverent, retro-feminist dreamer;
Passionate artist, mothering redheaded vikings.
In thoughtful reflection:
"I see colors in Van Gogh hues. The world around me beckons to be captured and pinned down as a shape or a texture or a word that I might later refer to as a memory or a reflection of my soul. I see art in everyday life. I transfer this creative energy to every motion, moment or memento that passes me. I file images in my mind like an intense conversion in a Caravaggio painting or a simple flirting with happiness like Renoir would depict. Is every little lily pond just a Monet in disguise? Or a urinal simply Duchamp reminding me that anything could be art, but probably is not! If I could translate my children’s laughter into a masterpiece I would have nothing left to say, but such a thing is impossible to capture as a tangible object. So, I create because the world I see refuses to be tied to physical boundaries. I am an artist and before I rest my head at night, I have created a hundred works of art in the recess of my mind."