Awaiting Spring

Awaiting Spring visualizes my search for hope as I wait for this seemingly unending Covid-19 pandemic to end.   The floral garland moves from winter holly to spring flowers, symbolizing hope that this winter of despair and death will end and life with flourish once again.   I created the hummingbird nestled in her nest  from …

Purposes of Non-Productivity

When did production become the touchstone of our worth? The concept of “being” as opposed to “doing” fascinates, and yet frustrates, me. As a person of faith, I believe that Jesus’s sacrifice for me enables acceptance apart from my performance. I also get the concept of moving beyond sitting back and doing nothing to actively …

True Confessions Of A Creative Eclectic

An outdoor enthusiast/artist/video production company owner shares his delightful story of how JoDee Luna's term, creative eclectic, helped him to identify his affliction: Where was I when they passed out the roadmaps to creative success?  If that happened in Art School, I missed it because I was in the other building learning about statistics, debits …

The Evolution of a Mixed Media Collage

I've been on a real bird kick lately, and this mixed media piece evolved from a poem I wrote and a photo my husband took in Yosemite National Park, California. I entitled the poem, "Broken Promises." I needed a red-breasted robin so I could create a visual poetry piece, so I dug through past pics until …