The quote for this week was "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." I wasn't overly keen on this quote. I decided to use the proverb that says 'a merry heart doeth good like medicine.' There is actual science to prove this to be true. I know a lot of people think 2016 was a terrible year. I honestly prefer to think upon all the positives that have happened. I have a long list of things that I am grateful happened this year. I am looking forward to doing this journal prompt again next year. I am hoping that I can handle on the fun projects I have signed up to participate in 2017.
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.