"Art is not simply works of arts; it is the spirit that knows Beauty, that has music in its soul and the color of sunsets in its handkerchief, that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance too."
W.E.B. Du Bois "The Souls of Black Folks"
As a child I loved to observe, draw, play with colors and patterns and create. I always been fascinated by fabrics. Sitting next to my grandmother's Singer sewing machine, I would collect little remnants of fabric and arrange them together, "writing" a story to the rhythm of the pedal. There was an immediate attraction when I was exposed to the beauty and symbolism of colorful African fabrics.
The creative process is so pleasurable, from the birth of the concept to its manifestation on the canvas, where the story unfolds.
I am an artist in love with her craft.
I am inspired by possibilities and wonders
I am sometimes a little goofy
I am a dreamer
I believe in : - savoring the colors of life
- the power of gratitude
- goodness and beauty in this world
- art as a healing tool
- staying silent and listening to your heart's music
I love: - the family I created and my precious circle of friends
- looking at clouds in the sky
- inspiring conversations
- small doses of solitude
- music, music, music
- a great cup of tea with a piece of dark chocolate