“I am never worried about having enough inspiration. I’m worried that one lifetime is not enough to express it!” —Wendy Fisher
In 2019 I was turning 50, and came up with the idea of painting decorative rocks to be used as place card holders for my upcoming 50th dinner party. On one side, the rock was personalized with my friends and family members name, and on the flip side was a word or phrase unique to each guest. Not only did these accomplish my initial goal of conveying my love, they also accomplished something else entirely unexpected. These little rocks managed to rid myself of the long-standing belief that I was not artistic.
With this new creative spark emerging, I decided to listen to my intuition. I soon shifted from rocks to canvases, where I suddenly moved from delicately painting to dancing around the room with a newfound joy. I loved the freedom of painting abstracts on large canvases with no other expectations but to sling paint and have fun.
These days getting messy with acrylics and mediums, playing with brushes, tools and anything else I can get my hands on (hands included!) keeps me smiling. Reflecting on those little rocks that started it all, I work now in my sunny Santa Barbara studio where I paint straight from the heart--no plans and no expectations. My only “rules” are to have fun and paint abstracts that bring joy and levity to others. This mission will never leave my art.