I love to paint, to dip a brush, sponge, or finger into a pot of paint and smoosh it with another color to see what happens. I do not think ahead (cannot tolerate paint mixing charts). I prefer to make do and try to "fix" the appearance as I go. Sometimes I even start by making it as ugly (e.g. muddy or garish) as possible. It gives me a place to start.
The image to the left is one of my paintings on magnetic sheets, which I use to create my Fraglets Art. I placed a few very lovely leaves that I picked up from the sidewalk on my way to work. I love leaves. You'll find out more about what I do with them if you visit my tumblr blog.
The gallery of images below are either the colors in nature that inspire me (mostly leaves), or the sheets of paintings I do in preparation for
What keeps me sane is being able to see, feel, and appreciate the color, space, and shapes of whatever I interact with. Sometimes, it's human beings. Other times, it's nature. What I really like is the tangible nature of creating art for myself, whether it be through paint, words, or some way of expressing it.