Monday, April 11, 2016

Art Talk

Last Wednesday, I had the honor of being invited to speak at a local art league on my approach to art.  I passed around a couple of handouts and reminded everyone that you make art because you have to and not to worry what anyone thinks of it.  It took me a lot of years of angst and tears to get to that point.  Don't get me wrong--it's the best feeling in the world to hear that someone enjoys your art or that it speaks to them.  However, your art won't come from your heart, it won't be full of your truth or your experience if you're making it to please someone else.  And, in a weird twist of events, the closer you are to your own truth, the closer you'll come to truly touching on someone else's truth.  Isn't that wild?  Here's a few snaps other people took of just some of my creations.


  1. Congrats on the invitation and thanks for sharing this with us:) Nice to see some old friends, and lots that I have not seen before. Great work here! Keep being true to you juju!

    1. Thank you, Sheila. (-: And today I received the most lovely postcard from you! What a wonderful and unexpected surprise! I think you did send some California sunshine with it. (-: Thanks so much for thinking of me!