A lover of art and storytelling since grade school, I opened one of my favorite books one day and wondered if I could ever write half as well as Dean Koontz or Minette Walters or Steven King. How did they create such intricate plots? I started with children’s books – after all – I was a mother … I should understand kids, right?
A few hours writing at the computer leaves my brain feeling dry, and I crave more tactile creative expression. A canvas beckons from the far end of my studio. At some point I had stopped painting, probably wondering what marks to make next, but now I suddenly have renewed energy and inspiration. I squeeze out fresh paint, pick up a brush, and I am in a magical place of line and shape and color.
As a visual and literary creative, I enjoy discovering exciting new ways to download ideas from my mind to the page. Words, narrative, dialogue, colors, textures, shapes, lines – these are the tools of imagination, the toys of the mind. With them we can create visual and literary art where before there was…nothing.