Schools in Connecticut have become “mobile schools” and kids are now remotely learning from home. Many parents, like myself are having a hard time adjusting.
I am looking back at old art work to remind myself just to enjoy my kids and not get frustrated at them during this time.
Bowling Alleys were deemed non-essential and forced to close in March 2020. Some of my most memorable memories was of my Dad bowling in his pink track suit in the 1980s.
Walking through the woods in Connecticut. You will see stone walls that are over 200 years old. These stone walls use to be farms. Today, the forest has taken over and it creates a natural artistic beauty of its own.
In 2002 pottery places were a new kind of business in New York City. My then boyfriend Michael (now my husband) took me on a memorable date where we drank wine while making our “heirloom” dishware.
Today was the second week of mobile schooling. Many parents throughout the nation are now their kid’s teachers.
It’s been an experience which has brought out 2 sides of my personality.
In the Philippines the carabao (water buffalo) is an iconic site. I remember during my younger days going to the hacienda and seeing the farmers with the carabao.
This metal sculpture was created in 2007. It is a type of junk art metal sculpture. It uses any scraps of metal that is available. Welding, cutting, hammering and annealing are just some of the techniques that were used.
In 2002 I made a self portrait. I was unmarried and lived in New York City. My then boyfriend Michael (my husband today) surprised me when he had the painting professionally framed.
This use to be one of my least favorite self portraits, but today the colors and memories make me smile.
I used acrylic on canvas.
I am an avid vintage shopper as I resell much of the merchandise that I source. There are times when a vintage piece is to special to part with.
This bag is made in the USA. It is circa 1950s. It is colored with permanent marker and sprayed with fixatif shine.
My children and I collaborated together to create wearable art.
In 2007 I took a few metal art classes at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT with famed metal sculpture artist Ann Lehman.
I learned how to hammer, weld, anneal, laser cut. I created with metal.
Below is a piece that I made shortly after I became a mother. It is called, “Motherhood the Beginning.”
In 2005 I spent my honeymoon in New Orleans. It was a week before Hurricane Katrina. I remember sitting on a bench in the French Quarters.
This self portrait is made of markers and colored pencils on sketchpad paper.