Teaching, engaging the joy

When I create art, time disappears and I am transported to another place where I float above and beyond my day and relax into joyfulness. As an art instructor I want to share that feeling with students. It has been such a pleasure working with fellow explorers in class on projects in my “Playing with Paper” class at the Attleboro Arts Museum. As they joined me in the euphoria of creating, their ability to let go and dive was so inspiring. I can’t wait for the next one, “Painting Flowers in Mixed Media,” in April.

What happens to you when you engage in art? Please comment and share the feeling and what you do as a creative to tap into that.

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I have been painting and drawing since childhood. I paint mainly acrylic works in a traditional style that is sometimes representative and other times impressionistic. I love bold, bright colors, but also explore softer tones in my work. Often I incorporate African design in paintings or play with symbols to create a personal language. I also design and make beaded jewelry and create greeting cards that are works of art that can be framed. My work has been exhibited in the Boston area, and I have been featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever!’’ making handmade cards.

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