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Chapter I

begin again

I believe, much like in our favorite novels, there are chapters to life.  Each chapter represents a different stage of your life or career or relationship or any number of milestones or setbacks that you may encounter throughout your life. While I can attribute many things to what has led me here--my career as an artist begins here. These are the stories I told, these are the canvases that came to life out of a desperation to reach for the creativity that I was hiding from in my everyday life.

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Lost

It seems very pretty, she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You see she didn’t like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn’t make it out at all.) “Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas-only I don’t know exactly what they are!
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
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circus of dreams

We lead strange lives, chasing our dreams around from place to place.
— Erin Morgenstern, Night Circus
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burdens

Her burdens were her own and burdens were for shoulders strong enough to bear them. She thought without surprise, looking down from her height, that her shoulders were strong enough to bear anything now, having borne the worst that could ever happen to her.
— Margarette Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

I found inspiration in the worlds created by others.  The vividness of the words on a page churned my imagination and allowed me to explore that world through textures. The actual book pages became the background, while the imagery the stories generated became my passion.  I had partaken in so many fictional worlds that I now wanted to see them all come to life. Each piece I crafted only drove my desire to create more.  This is the chapter of my life that I will always look back on and think, "This is where it started."