I doodle. It keeps me sane.
My focus is making process art, as in, I process my thoughts better when I make art. Often it looks good enough to show or sell because I’m talented, I make art a lot, and I studied art at Cornell University. But generally, any artwork I make is a by-product of the joy and clarity I’ve created by sitting in my art studio and doodling/tinkering/playing with materials. I’m not always in my studio when I doodle. Sometimes I’m at a picnic table or some other fun place outdoors. Sometimes I’m at the kitchen table or on the couch in my living room or on an airplane. Much of the time I doodle to stay focused in a meeting or on the phone. If my hands are busy, my mind can remain calm. And everyone is happier when I’m calm.
I’ve also loved my time teaching art and facilitating art workshops for various special needs populations. I’ll be telling stories about all of this and I’ll be adding a few more pictures of my art as time progresses. Probably the first story is going to be about the great Sanity Doodles vs Zen Doodles battle of 1976. Spoiler alert – I lose. But for now – you’ll simply have to move along. There’s nothing else to read or see here.