For as long as I can remember I have written, painted, cooked, and dabbled in fashion and design. Basically all of my passions allow me to create something out of nothing. While they are all different, they have one common element. Layering! Layering color, layering flavor, layering thoughts, not to mention the energy that elicits emotion and happiness.
Am I a trained chef? Nope. An artist with a fancy art degree? Oh no! Did I attend Parsons and glean my technical skills from fashion icon Tim Gunn? I wish! Basically, I sat up, paid attention, and worked really hard to become proficient at the things that I love to do.
As our kiddos navigate their way through life trying to figure out what they are going to do, I still continue to ask,"What do you love?" Because if you follow your passion and allow yourself to dream the dream, you might just be surprised.
With that said, I am thrilled that the extraordinary Epiphany Farms and Anju above will be featuring a gallery of my paintings this Friday as part of the Bloomington Art Walk. So if you find yourself in Central Illinois, please come by and enjoy a lovely evening.