I have lots of little muses, don't we all?
But, the 4 that are the forefront of all I do are my children.
I painted this quasi self family portrait in 2004.
It was inspired by a Vogue magazine cover from the 20's. The cover depicted a woman holding a carousel that had tiny fashion models on it. The picture intrigued me. Since my life almost always feels like a three ring circus full of kids and 4 dogs, I thought it apropos.
I snapped a pic of my kids holding hands and used it as the model for them. My eldest at the time had long hair and dressed like a punker.
The bracelet is full of items I feel represent the myriad of roles I portray as well as some hobbies and my favorite things.
The heart locket is one I wear often. It is one of those cool lockets that opens to reveal 4 pictures, one for each of my children of course.
The painting hangs above the main drafting table in my studio...opposing the wall which has my family tree on it.
By the time I am an old woman, I hope to add lots of little grandchildren to the photo...first one is on the way and will make his debut in October!!!
Be inspired every day!!!