Finding my artistic voice has been a life long journey. I am happy to report that I am getting closer and closer to defining it, and that, is a great feeling! In this case, I am speaking of my ART-istic voice. I was supposed to be an art major. Well on my way, and into the very beginning of my junior year in college, I allowed an art professor to discourage me. So much so, that I abandoned my dreams and switched to a Spanish major. I stopped drawing and stopped creating. It makes me really sad, but I am happy to say that I am back on the path of bringing art back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be better because now with the possibility of digital art made easy via my iPad and Procreate, I am starting to rediscover my potential!
Most recently, I’ve been inspired by hand loomed Guatemalan textiles. Machine made weaving is taking over and so, many of the unique patterns are being lost and commercialized into mainstream prints and patterns. It is such a beautiful, intricate and painstaking art form, and even though, we are in 2021, it is still being passed on to indigenous Guatemalan millennials.