For the longest time, I didn’t think of myself as an artist. I crafted, I created, I made things, but I wasn’t an artist.
Even when I said, “I guess I’m a miniature artist,” it didn’t feel right.
It was a self-esteem thing, an unworthy feeling. The title is just So Big. I don’t paint with oil or on the side of building. I don’t sculpt. My work will never end up in a museum. Then I think, it has. I’ve had a gallery showing. It wasn’t small, it was a whole wall of my work.
It was unusual and glorious.
I just veered from that art-only path to special effects makeup and writing and making things for my house. Sometimes, I forgot that those are art too.
Still, I’ve never stopped making art.
Whether it was makeup, photography, a painting, needlework, repurposing/refinishing, resin art, words, miniatures, digital art, found object jewelry, food, or the many other kinds of things I’ve done, I’ve just never stopped. I’ve even modeled once or twice. That’s art too.
So, I’m owning it now. It feels good.
I’m a multidisciplinary artist.
There, I said it.
I make all kinds of things. I make them for my mental health, for presents, to make my house look pretty, to sell, and for no reason at all.
Here are just a few photos of my work (in no order of how often I do them). They are spread across social media and throughout computers and backup drives, so I couldn’t even find one of half of the types of things I’ve done.
Durham Art Show in Durham, NC
Silly hats (as seen at Animazement during a panel on special effects makeup)
Miniatures (see more)
Special Effects Makeup
High fashion makeup
Epoxy resin work