I got a studio in Dumbo Brooklyn in 2004. I made great progess that first year or two I was in the studio, I came up with a technique taht I thought was so unique and different that I could make something of it. I did a series, but although a couple of pieces got shown in the gallery in the city, I didn’t sell any or get offered a solo show. And in fall 2006, I went back to school for DIgital Art. It’s really cool, but so technical, and I am really not painting. My thesis work includes the painting, and I will be commenting on it in the future, but for the most part, I have found something else to get in the way of the art. And now add a child to the mix.
I created a non-objective painting focusing on texture and color. I used acrylic paint and oil sticks. I cut it into strips and wove it together with metal mesh. I am really proud of it and I was very disappointed that it was not received the way I expected it to be received. It was the start of a very nice and in my eyes, successful series. But I got sidetracked by school. And I sort of stopped painting. I miss being creative and I look forward to doing crafty things with my son and hopfully finding time to paint again.