My Chronicle as an Artist

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot

1: My beginnings,,,,,

I always loved drawing and coloring from the time I was a very small child. My older & beloved sister, Linda, was very influential in encouraging me to create with an absolute freedom from academic constraints. I don’t think I “chose” to become an artist over many other choices. I just eventually grew up realizing that art was the most meaningful way for me to live my life. I just didn’t want to talk about this avocation openly. It has never been popular with rational thinkers to say “I want to be an artist”. When I was 22, my boyfriend (who became my husband) said to me, “why aren’t you doing this all the time? It’s clear to me that this is what you should be doing…”. Today, only one thing is absolutely clear — I married the right person.