Earlier this year I began exploring in a new direction for me in expressing myself with art. I had been concentrating on stylized faces of women. I still enjoy this type of illustration, but I wasn’t saying anything. I was creating and exploring with medium and technique but i didn’t feel as if i was drawing the viewer into my world. So I began with my first Artistic Love — Collage. I began making collages of things that I love way back in junior high. So as a beginning of my exploration I asked friends about what they loved and their passions…to move me out of my comfort zone. A place to start exploring…new themes…new imagery. In the process of this exploration and collecting ideas images began to emerge.
Above is just a couple of the illustrations that i developed after my breech through my plateau. Yes plateau…I had felt as if i was doing OK, but not moving anything forward with my work. Not my skills, not my story, and not communicating past the mask of the girls I was drawing. I have many miles to go before i can sleep and I am looking forward to discovering every step of them.