My Favorite Things
86 X 43 cm . watercolor, oil pastels, paper, clay, glitter, and assorted found objects on wood . (2005)
Although I was working, it wasn't creatively fulfilling work. At all. Felt completely stifled and needed to find a way to beat back the clinical depression. Writing (my theretofore medium) was too hard to maintain with our three young children, volunteering, and my close-to-full-time job. I cut out a piece of wood and took a couple hours a week to populate it with representations of my favorite things and people. Result: my first piece. The process itself helped clear the depression and revealed the path of an exciting method of expression.