Art therapy, Past Trauma, and Sexual Assault

I, like many people, am extremely triggered by the political focus on sexual assault issues and the #metoo movement. Some of my art speaks to my traumatic experiences. This post includes a collection of my past work that relates to this issue. I encourage you to find a creative outlet to express your feelings too,…

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Starting the special characters as people

I’ve ordered the clay to start building these 31 special characters that will be human and not mermaid-well maybe some mixing will happen! I’ve added a seahorse in 6 already. I’m inspired by the many athletes and the beautiful expressions the body can make. Clay tools I’m not a novice but I’m just getting into…

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The evolution of back to back – the first mermaid couple sculpture

The final sculpture is a mermaid figure doll resting on a painted clay bowl, inside a painted paper bowl with glitter sand. The use of the bracelet is optional. This is an interactive piece. It’s about two years from the first to the last image. Previous display The red upside down heart inspired a green…

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How to care for ink pens

Ink pens are one of my favorites. However, I often forget to clean them. Thankfully the ink cleaning solution does the trick most of the time. I used ink on a light acrylic molding paste surface today. Can you tell what is clean and what is dirty?

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The final 5 mermaid sculptures

I’ve been working with the image of the mermaid couple for about two years. I’ve digitally drawn the alphabet and number sets, jewelry, books, stickers, watercolors, mixed media collages, pins, and 5 sculptures. Below are the finished sculptures displayed in paper bowls and arranged with found objects. Each image has a few angles and the…

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Unicorn and room dreams

She is doing doing a Facebook live all sparkly with her unicorn in matching dance fashion – impressive I’m in a new house with three rooms and a kitchen. There 3 people, one for each room. The order of who’s room is who’s matters because you have to walk through the rooms one by one…

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360 photos of beach dog walk exploring holy rocks

There were lots of little crabs ๐Ÿฆ€ hanging out in these little pools at the beach. I also found many rocks with holes. The rocks seem man made, but somehow Nature makes them. Do you know how and why it happens? Theoretically a composite of compressed materials, some much softer and washed away faster in…

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