New Beginnings...This section is for seekers...
For those who have reached a point in time
where something significant has changed in your life,
whether it has been your health, or career, or family status,
or simply the need to explore new paths, or reclaim dreams deferred.
Whatever the circumstance, you have been led here.
Art is the reason, and Mystic is the process.
Having made this journey myself, I can understand your bewilderment.
My experiences as an artist have led me to view art as
Art, coupled with the mystical force we all have to intuit life,
Art defies one simple definition.
What is consistent about art,
A word of caution: art is "not for sissies." Being an artist takes work,
It is a great adventure you are embarking on.
May art lead you where you want, and are truly meant to be.
Enjoy your journey...
From my earliest recollections, probably before I could
Regardless of their motives, we sat and drew so much that
As I grew up, I learned the importance of being productive and successful.
It was my fear of failing at that which I treasured most,
At 18, I was living and working on mission in Chicago's inner city.
I was suddenly on my own, alone in Chicago, with no money or home.
"Chutes and Ladders..."
Funny how just when you have made it up to the top of a ladder,
I lost funding to complete my senior year, had to drop out of school
My plans of graduating, and applying for a scholarship to
I faced my life as it now was. My father, a retired naval officer.
So, I landed a job that didn't require a degree,
It took ten years to pay off my loans. When I did, I left travel, and found
It was the blind community who taught me how to see.
For the next twelve years, I worked in a field where I flourished.
Our agency had a terrific staff, and a supportive community.
Then, just when everything seemed to be in place, a new director convinced
Though downsizing is quite common, it is by construct and intent,
In Chinese, "crisis" is comprised of two characters: danger and opportunity.
"Life is What Happens..."
Just when all the pieces seemed to be in place - I had my degree,
It was a stunning event. One moment my life had direction and momentum. The next
From the time I fell, I had to let go, and simply trust. That is perhaps
Money was low, so my family helped support me. I couldn't sue as the accident had
Hours into days into months revealed many things to me.
I am not sure if my fall down the subway stairs was God's way of getting my
I decided, as long as I can afford it, I would work part-time,
If I didn't first make the committment to my art,
I also believe when we do not listen to our inner voice,
Reclaiming Your Dreams...
This may seem like a long, meandering journey.
Art always helps me stay on the path,
I am painting, again. I am not always inspired.
When I paint, or draw, my worries seem to disappear.
Being an artist is a very powerful force.
Cherish and nurture your artist within...
1. The Why of Art Mystic
2. Reconnecting With Life Through Art
3. Back To The Drawing Board
4. Resources And Other Tools For Artists
Art Gallery - Room 1
Art Gallery - Room 2
Art Gallery - Room 3
Art Gallery - Room 4
Art Gallery - Room 5
World Trade Center - In Memory...
Penn South Intergenerational Mural