...healing & connecting through art...
APRIL IS ARTS, CULTURE & CREATIVITY MONTH IN CALIFORNIA
In 2019, Arts, Culture and Creativity Month was declared by the California Senate in a concurrent resolution to be every April in California to recognize and celebrate the significant impact the arts have in California. Activations occur throughout the state including city and county proclamations, op-eds, special events, performances, round tables and more. The goal of our month-long campaign is to elevate public awareness of the value of the arts and the collective impact the arts bring to our communities and state.
Be part of a movement and share your support for celebrating and recognizing the value and impact of arts, culture and creativity in your community.
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"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Through Art we find beauty in flaws, self-reflection in creative expression, and deeper connections within community. Art has continuously proven to be beneficial to our individual and collective growth, health, and humanity.
My own artwork consists of figurative portraits, freehand drawn snapshots of personal experiences, on custom-built wood panels. Sometimes a song inspires a gesture or pose but mostly it’s an emotion that I can’t escape. Drawing provides a safe space to process those moments. The nudity in my work represents the vulnerability in sharing this level of intimacy. Vocalizing struggles through fine art, creates an open environment for honest, internal dialogue and healthy connections.
Creating is how I balance life, love, motherhood, and the challenges associated with the fast-changing pace of the current world. Whether I'm working through an original art series or custom project, my hope is to inspire and share the tools that have helped me as an Artist and human.