The Strand

November 11, 2008

In preparation for creating my first altered book in class tomorrow I made a trip to the famous Strand bookstore today and had a field day digging through their collections. It was a very cold day today and my tummy was growling but I could not be distracted from the rows of $1.00 books that awaited my exploration. It was...

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An altered book is a book (can be found, bought used, or new) that is taken and transformed through any myriad of processes, including but not limited to: painting, cutting, collaging, stitching, gluing, or adding 3-d objects to it. The idea is to use the beginning book as a springboard for creating a completely new and personal piece. The pre-existing...

November 4, 2008

Since I have started school, studying art therapy, many people have asked me to describe exactly what art therapy is. So, here is a brief description of Art Therapy, from The American Art Therapy Association: “Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being...

November 3, 2008

In exploring the creative process in my life, and then in a therapeutic relationship, I realized that the two processes truly mirrored one another. I began by tracing my own experiences with art materials from a young age and through different stages such as high school, undergraduate art school, after college, and in my current stage of life. I then...

October 19, 2008

Since I last posted that is! Life has been one big adventure – especially lately! To give a little update, Adam and I just got married on September 21st in Gloucester, MA. It was an amazing weekend that still seems surreal to us. The weather was gorgeous and we were married outside by the ocean, surrounded by loved ones. The...

October 14, 2008

I’ve updated my art site with a few more paintings, as well as my newest mural…a mural on canvas created for one of my past young art students. Check out the new additions in the mural section and the abstract and earth windows galleries!

September 14, 2008

  Just a quick follow-up note on my painting in Ins & Outs Magazine….the issue with my painting titled “Traces of White” is now out and about – and can be found throughout Long Island City & Astoria Queens as well as in Manhattan at selected restaurants and galleries. The focus of this particular issue (it’s a quarterly magazine) is...

September 2, 2008