Galleries Lafayette is a magnificent department store in Paris. Clearly, not the kind of department store that I am accustomed to. Each designer had their own small section in this store. Shoes and boots were well over a thousand euros. Yikes! I was out of my element. But, in the pen section they had this little beauty for 29 euros. The pattern on it reminds me of a zentangle. Also, it takes cartridge ink but it does not have a fountain pen nib. It has a ball point. Different than any other pen I have seen. So cool. It writes like a dream too. Check out the nifty book shaped box it came in. It was definitely calling my name.
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.