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PTSD Self Portrait

Intense. Unleashed. Fearless

“Drawing is not an exercise of particular dexterity, but above all a means of expressing intimate feelings and moods.” (Henri Matisse) I feel in color. I no longer see this as a disadvantage since most process everything in black and white. I paint as if it means my life. By the last stroke I am […]

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Cut in Stone

A friend of mine, now gone, once said: “The most beautiful things come from the most foul manure.” I hope he’s right. I hope to one day grow past what is ugly into not just beauty but peace. As stated in my bio, I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as Multiple Personality Disorder. […]

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Art Originals

Annie Tree Frog

I haven’t made a softy in a good long time. I’ve made pillows and bags but this is the first softy in a while. I call her Annie, she’s a tree frog instead of a water frog like the others in my personal collection of hand sewn frogs and ducks. As usual, there was no […]

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Rustic Sunflower

At 9 inches by 6 inches this painting is stunning when matted and framed. It’s worn look gives an emotional feel for which I have no words, so I can only describe to you what is in the painting.There is one large sepia toned sunflower in full bloom surrounded by large, dark green leaves standing […]

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The Stream Carried Wonderment and Joy

This painting is on of the very first collages I’ve created and thought good enough to post. The tall, elongated woman with her face divided by cream and blue stands with her eyes closed taking in everything. The secure and at peace woman stands with her feet in the stream and allows joy and wonderment into […]

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Sunflowers Bless My Home

Sunflowers Bless My Home was super fun. She’s bright and beautiful, dreamy and just fun! A young girl stands with her arm out stretched with a large sunflower winding around her arm until it comes to an arch over the house of music. Green leaves touch the deep blue and purple sky. The white moon […]

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Dance of Dissonance

By 4 am I was exhausted. My head was tired, full of noise that made no sense. At my threshold I got up from bed and walked 10 feet to my studio, pulled out a piece of paper and began to paint. I removed some of the surface paper for texture, scratched paint with a […]

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White Tree Blue Sky

I was on a kick with trees. This is the 3rd of 4 trees first created with tea stains then colored in. What I like about this tree is the way the bare white stands off the blue back drop. I also like the gradient of red, yellow and orange which is divided rather abruptly […]

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Sage: a Queen on Her Throne

At 27 inches in length, head to feet, Sage makes quite a statement. Sage is a 100% handmade African-American rag doll, art doll. Her face is hand painted, her hair sewn in piece by piece. She can wear her hair down in dreadlocks or up in a headdress.  The Queen’s inner layered garment is a dusty lavender […]