Show Set for Sept. 17
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Art of Main, Carmel IN
How My Artist Journey Unfolded
The short story is that I entered mid-life and wanted to paint. So, I did, and it has transformed my life.
The long story is that I grew up one of seven children in a loving but single parent home in the Midwest. We had the spectacular blessing of a large family - chaotic good times and unbreakable bonds. An added bonus is that we had access to the rugged and wooded hills of southern Indiana. That landscape is something we enjoy as a family today.
We grew up living day-to-day, caring for each other with an eye on the future. We were resilient.
Like a lot of women, I spent years dedicated to motherhood and marriage. And like a lot of women I experienced the agony of the end of my marriage.
The daily struggle of being a single parent led to lots of contemplation. “This struggle will not be my life!”
I dedicated myself to finding peace through gratitude. At that time I began praying a list of things I was thankful for, praying for others and asking for more blessings - such as color in my life and new experiences.
The simple ask for color has manifested itself in a transformed life - a peaceful home, a new love of art, new friends and new experiences. I continue to be inspired by the infinite nature of creativity, personal growth and the mystery of beauty.
Bachelors, Ball State University