We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
– Anaïs Nin
i’m a connoisseur of pigment liners and self-proclaimed paper addict.
i began leaving my mark in this world with portraits of unknown people on the wooden shelves (paper in its native form) in the closet of the bedroom i shared with my sister.
i later developed an obsession with perfectly-colored coloring books.
in third grade i collaborated with a classmate to craft mini pee-chee folders out of our doodles.
by seventh grade i was scribbling band name logos on my bedroom wall and sketching portraits of Tom Selleck, Danny Elfman and Madonna (I’m a bona fide Gen X’r) on sheets of our family’s stash of typing paper. (my paper knowledge, severely trusting).
by ninth grade, art was introduced as part of our coursework in school and i found my home with guidance from a talented and encouraging Franciscan nun.
after entering college, my inclination to self-express was unravelled by the need to make a living. it has taken me a while to get back to my true home, but i made it.
thank you for visiting my little home here on the internet.