I believe wholeheartedly that we meet people throughout our lives for a reason. That's why I included that quote on my home page. It's been true in my own life. The key is realizing the reason.
It could be a brief encounter at a rest stop on a road trip, someone ahead of you in line that paid for your coffee, a friendship from grade school, a few month relationship, or a 20 year marriage. It could be someone that bought something from you at your garage sale; maybe someone you ran into at the grocery store or in a parking lot. Someone who has made an impression in some way; for some reason. I've realized over the years to raise my eyes, make eye contact and see who is in my path. Life is about connection; human connection. We can't live without it.
I'll tell you a little about myself along the way with each post, each painting, each design. At a quick glance you can see some things here that make me, me - my favorite things, what I'm passionate about, what I'm currently reading, current podcasts I'm listening to, and music that I'm currently soaking in. I'll let you in on a fact: I am not a writer. This is completely stretching that creative outlet - so let's see how it goes. What was one of your special connections?
I'm originally from the East Coast but have lived in southeast Michigan since 2000. Here's a painting I did a few years back of Detroit that has since sold. My goal for what I want to be conversations (blog) will be to show you what inspires me and where that may take me in my thought process of creating. As you'll see through my other paintings, my style has changed through the years, along with the mediums and techniques I use, which will continually evolve through my creative journey. Until next time!