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“Self Portrait”- Watercolor on Paper 19” x 29”


In a mirror

I saw my life.

Once upon a time.

I wondered then

What would I be.

Once upon a time.

I had my dreams.

I did my work.

Once upon a time.

And here am I.

I give my gifts.

Upon this world of mine.

The Backstory:

Sitting on the floor before the mirror, I studied the young woman’s reflection. I stilled my mind. I took in a long breath and began to push and pull the wet pigment around on the smooth, wet, cold-press watercolor paper. On my own, single, and jobless, at 20-years-old, in the huge metropolis of L.A., I held onto the one thing I had left ... my creative spirit. I knew everything was going to be ok.

After all, it’s a beautiful life.


These next few weeks I will be posting portraits and poetry from my newest exhibition,

“Memoirs of the heart”. Highlighting family I focus on the essence of emotion, and the connection that binds us all ... the human heart.

Available for viewing during library hours.

Through March 28, 2020

Portrait workshop: Sat. 2/8/20 2-4pm

Closing reception: Sat. 3/21/20 2-4pm


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