Sunday, November 6, 2011

One Hundred Hours/ Orange Pepper



Acrylics


After seeing this post online, I am re-inspired to pick up my paintbrushes again. My painting journey left off many years ago.

I took a continuing education class in oil painting at the Museum School in Boston while working full time as an occupational therapist. I also belonged to a ceramics studio in Cambridge MA at the time and was producing a line of painted dinnerware, plates, bowls, and tumblers. After a gallery show with my ceramics and encouraging words from my painting teacher I decided to go back to art school at age 30. I majored in painting and textile design, but shortly after my life took some unexpected turns and I wound up focusing on family and doing art just for myself. To satisfy my creative itch, I got involved in collage and jewelry making and on and off would sell my work through galleries and shows. Then I wound up, years later, returning to textile design and got a job at a children's apparel company as a textile designer. I soon went freelance, put my work online and jobs started coming in and haven't stopped over 10 years later. Now that is my day job. And I love it.

But I always wondered what would've happened if I kept painting. So here I go.....