Ever since I was a child, I dreamt of becoming an artist, so the first degree I earned was a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although I began my professional career in the Advertising art world, was the sole proprietor of a small art business for a while, and still do occasional commissioned art work, I've never been able to fully realize that dream. The reality of life and the responsibilities of being a parent, led me into the world of education. The road to becoming a full time artist is very competitive and slow to achieve. However, with God as my life journey's guide, I've earn an excellent reputation as an educator and am financially stable through my hard work.
|Let Your Light Shine!|
Altered Art/Mixed Media Using Church Bulletins, Window Screening, Button and More
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - February Challenge
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #161
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - D is for The Divine
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #296
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #169
Back in the early 1990's, a friend used to tell me, "You are a right brain person that was whipped into shape to become a left brain person." She was referring to the now debunked lateralization theory about the creative right brain thinker versus the logical left brain thinker. However, I really have never given up my dream of becoming a full time artist.
Gelatos, Gesso, Acrylic Paint Pens, and K&Company Die-cuts on Canvas
Try It On Tuesday - Add Some Fabric
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
The Mixed Media Monthly - Challenge #9 Think Pink
Art Journal Journey - Birds, Beasts and Humans
Eva & Kristin's Paint Party Friday - Week 48 Year 4
As evidenced by this blog, I always have been an artist and will continue to be one until the day I die. I incorporate my artistic abilities into everything I do, including my spiritual, family, and professional life. It's the way I express my thoughts and feelings, so if I was ever deprived from doing so, it would negatively affect my being.
|Valentine's Day Cards|
Sketched and Watercolored Tim Holtz Love Struck Die, Tim Holz Bingo Embossing Folder, Hand Lettering, and More
Freshly Made Sketches - #171 (A Sketch by Rita)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Up in the Clouds
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Therefore, I continue to sustain this delightfully dynamic dream of mine through my artwork, crafts, photography, and many other artistic expressions that I indulge myself in. God willing, someday, my dream of financially supporting myself solely through my artwork will become a reality. Thank you for accompanying me on my diverse artistic journey, as well as for your dazzling comments.