I’ve been making art for seven or eight years, if my memory serves me correctly. When I first started at Interact, someone approached me and encouraged me to attempt a self-portrait. I told them I wasn’t capable, but after hesitating for a while I gave it a try and found, to my surprise, that everything turned out quite nicely.
I do collages and cards with my very own “ditty dot” technique. I did some clay work in the past at LSU Baton Rouge and Newcomb of Tulane University, but I wasn’t happy with the results, so today I stick with what works best for me.
When I need a subject, I usually go with animals, people, and flowers. Once complete, I sell my cards for two dollars apiece, either to the public or to my family and friends.
I’m thankful for the pleasure I get from looking at my finished work. The creative process is all-encompassing of emotions, and all I want for my viewers is for them to be able to take something away from the overall image.
My dream is to have a solo exhibition in a coffee shop, with everything framed, matted, and, you know, professional looking. Until then I know there are some Vale and Artability shows coming up, so hopefully I’ll see some sales around the corner if everything works out right.