Art is a process; it is by following a set of steps that I can turn off the inner monologue and let a thought speak. The steps vary, but are almost always related to color, words, layering, and textures.
I work with acrylic paint, carved linoleum blocks, and colored pencils. I love the touch of papers--thick cotton rag--and often the paper's surface is just as important as what is put on that surface. I create patterns in squares and circles, in colors that tend to be feminine, and rely on traditional craft, such as hand-sewing a print to a painting.
Currently, I am working on a smaller scale with quieter colors, perhaps reflecting something of who I am outside of the classroom. Current events, my students, and my dreams are often my subjects.
Zucchini and Co. will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday tomorrow from 11am to 6pm!