So, why would I say “ADD Artist?”

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I LOVE creative pursuits! And, I guess I came by it honestly – I grew up in a family that is always making something. I apparently made my first pair of earrings at age three according to my Dad. Now, it really doesn’t seem to matter to me what medium I have in my hand at the moment – just that I’m working with my hands to make something and I’m lost in the creative and intuitive process. It has become therapy for me. I know it keeps me sane because if creativity is missing from my regular schedule I’m not much fun to live with. So, one day I might be melting glass, another day I’m hammering metal, the next I’m painting with acrylic, then journaling with colored pencils.
Some might say “jack of all trades, master of none”….but I’m OK with that. I can find bliss in almost any medium and the exploration of something new is exhilarating for me. The joy is in the process. NOT focusing on the outcome removes the tension. Here’s a sampling of my creative explorations:

Heaven’s Window – Watercolor Mandala

Empowerment Goddess – Acrylic on canvas

Dreaming of Phi – Wall Sculpture – wood, copper, steel, glass

Blue Butterfly – Acrylic on Watercolor paper

I Love You Warts and All – Lampworked glass bead necklace

Earth Mandala – Colored pencil on black paper

OK…you get the picture – ADD Artist.
Today I’m reading about pastels and thinking about attempting a self-portrait. That’s something I haven’t done yet….hmmmm, sounds fun!

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15 Responses

  1. Michelle

    Your range of skills and talent never ceases to amaze me!

    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. 🙂 Just another part of the journey!

  2. Cheryl

    Thanks, Michelle – you flatter me!

  3. Veronica Funk

    Your blog looks FABULOUS!! And it feels just like you. Love the green. And the watercolour butterfly is something I’ve never seen before – lovely. By the way, I’ve been asked if you’ll be posting more jewellery…

  4. Veronica Funk

    Hey…I was just thinking…maybe you should consider adding the YouTube video(s)that you’ve been involved with…

  5. Cheryl

    Thanks Veronica! Nice to get the confirmation that it’s ME! The Butterfly is actually an acrylic on paper…..done watercolor style I guess. Loved the luminescence that came out this way. Good point on the video….I’ll have to look that up.

  6. lyn

    Nice work! I work with lots of materials too! Glass, metal, wire and I make jewelry. Lots of creative energy in the EDM group, welcome.

  7. kazumiwannabe

    You do beautiful stuff! Saw your post on EDM so welcome, too!

  8. Anetka

    beautiful work, and you’ve got so many skills and talens…:)
    good luck with your self portrait:)
    best wishes

  9. SCquiltaddict

    i love that name…add artist..i might be one too…great work lovel all the colors…welcome to edm!

  10. Luba

    Your work is BEAUTIFUL! Welcome to EDM.

  11. Cheryl

    Wow….thanks all you EDMers! I SO appreciate your thoughts and support! I think I’m really going to like it here. :o)

  12. Lynn

    Your use of color is exquisite, and your whole blog is lovely. Welcome to the EDM group!

  13. Kathleen

    blog is wonderful – The lampwork is incredibly beautiful – welcome to EDM it is a very nice and supportive group

  14. Christie

    I love mandalas, and yours are spectacular. Can’t wait to see the self portrait!

  15. Cheryl

    Thanks for your kind words, ladies. Anetka / Christie….I did actually attempt a self-portrait in a new medium too of course – nothing like making it more difficult than it already could be. It’s here if you’re interested:

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