My love affair with making art started
when I was just a little girl.
One day while looking through a fashion magazine I saw a beautiful face and thought “I want to draw that”…I found a pencil and some paper and began. By the end of that day I had drawn five or six pictures from the magazine. I bought myself some drawing pencils and a couple of instruction booklets and I was off and running.
Around 2006 I discovered blogs and most specifically art blogs. I drooled over art journals and mixed media art but didn’t have a clue how to get started. I knew I could draw but this was a whole different thing. I started my own blog (so I could comment on others) and began asking questions. Everyone was very nice and so helpful and soon I was taking online classes. That was the door that opened it all for me. I knew I could do art. I just needed to learn some techniques and learn about products.
Now after about six years of blogging, taking classes, and learning from others I happily spend most days in my studio just splopping paint around or creating collages. I still love color. And texture is also very important. Those two things have been factors throughout most of my life. If I have color and texture I’m happy.
http://jkbees.blogspot.com (my main blog)