Creativity is a strong interest of mine, particularly the creative process. I believe everyone has the potential for creativity, artistically and intellectually. It takes a lot of hard work and self-discipline to reach one’s creative potential. I love to share my story and hear other people’s stories about creativity and how its role in our lives is fulfilled.
Why do I pursue creativity? When I turn to my studio, I escape the fast-paced world I live in. Time slows down when I walk through the studio door; in fact, time becomes irrelevant. As I familiarize myself with my space and collections, my life takes on a quiet rhythm. My senses become acutely aware of colour, texture and the quiet. Sketches go down on paper, paintbrushes glide through ink and carving tools make their mark. My heart beats to my own rhythm and a new idea is born.
I never travel far without my two sidekicks, Rosie and Tango, aka #oceanrosie and #alabamadog. They know all my secrets… and despite that, they still love me with giant, generous hearts. Their enthusiasm energizes me.
Rosie and Tango’s favourite pastime is joining my husband, Russell, and I on our small boat as we explore the Salish Sea. If you follow my Instagram, you will see glimpses of them on some of our adventures. Ahoy!