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Begin Again: Collages and Watercolors 2017

After years and years, finally, a studio! While not a posh spot in Bushwick, it suits me well, even if it is only a well-lit room in my home. My husband, who is also a painter, has a studio on the opposite end of the apartment. It has been a struggle finding the motivation and discipline to make art again. I often wonder how, in graduate school, I was able to make art for twelve hours a day, seven days a week!

Beginning studio practice is like starting an exercise regimen; after months (or years) of lethargy, it is difficult to get yourself started. However, we all know that once you get into the habit of exercising, you actually look forward to it. I'm not quite there yet...my sessions (running and painting) come in spurts with big dollops of frustration (and let's be honest- laziness) in between.

Once I no longer had the excuse of "not having a studio," I had to get my butt in gear and not just putter around. My first pieces originated when I was organizing piles o…

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