As I explore memories and stories from my life, I see many patterns. Some are mistakes I’ve made more than once, while others are strengths that have gotten me through a lot of good times and bad.

Mixed media artwork of memories
Mixed media: Acrylic and colored pencil, 9″ x 12″

It’s not that I do the same thing over and over. It’s more like variations and similarities emerge. Like themes, or tides that flow in and out.

Mixed media artwork of memories
Mixed media: Acrylic and colored pencil, 9″ x 12″

Each time they are slightly different. One part fades, another comes forward.

Mixed media: Acrylic and colored pencil based on memories
Mixed media: Acrylic and colored pencil, 9″ x 12″

Things that seemed so huge long ago seem small today. Others so painful at the time, pale in time. Looking back with the wisdom of passing time shifts everything.


I’ve started a Facebook group with Lisa Sonora Beam and Rebecca Shapiro to discuss all things Visual+Memoir. We’d love to have you join us there if you are interested in this topic. We’ll be talking about the work we are doing for our show in Sept/Oct.

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