The challenge this week is chaos. Yikes! So not in my wheel house. I have to admit I did not want to put a lot of effort into this journal page as I knew I wasn't going to like anything chaotic. I made a color copy of a coloring page for the background. I made a color copy of the butterfly that was covered in a mess of stitches and adhered it to the background. The quote I used is 'I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.' by John Burroughs. I enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone especially since I can tend to over simplify things but chaos is really not my friend.
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.