Creating art after 10 years of no art


The journey to create the “Take flight” collage painting collection began in January 2015, when I made a commitment to integrate art into my traveling day job.

As many of you know, I had been a full-time artist from 2001-2004, and loving (almost) every minute of it. Then in 2005 I let go of my art career to return to a job I loved (full story here), and created almost no art for the next ten years.

Tired of making my day gig an excuse and determined to find time to do what I most loved, I made a daily ritual in 2015 to squeeze art into the nooks and crannies of my life, and for the most part, I stuck to it. Then in 2016, I figured out how to take my art studio on the road with two 50 lb suitcases, and began creating at night in almost every city I traveled to for my day job, from NYC to San Diego.

My new collection, “Take flight”, is the result of sticking with my commitment to myself, in spite of my traveling day gig. Thus, most of the collage paintings in this collection traveled to at least nine cities in the process of being created, and each is a true labor of love.

So after 12 years of dreaming about this moment, I’m thrilled to announce that “Take flight” will FINALLY take flight on Thursday, August 31 at 2pm.

(If you are on my newsletter mailing list, you will have access to the collection 30 hours earlier, on Wednesday, August 30 at 8am, and with a 30% discount – hint hint, sign up here!)

I’m over the moon excited to soon share what I’ve been creating over the past year.
Thank you from the center of my heart for taking this journey with me.



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