Art Makes Me Happy, What About You?

I woke up feeling so optimistic today. I am very healthy but I have visual problems that give me difficult symptoms (dizziness, headaches, heart palpitations, etc). My 20/20 sight is fine, but vision isn't all about clarity! Since I was diagnosed two years ago I have been in treatment with special prism eye glasses, vision therapy, and brain retraining. Yesterday I had a checkup with my optometrist and she had wonderful, hopeful things to say about me, my treatment, and my future. I am already so much better than I was 2 years ago and she filled me with hope. Nice! 

During my lowest point, when I just felt like I was dying in the fall of 2014, I decided to bring more happiness into my life. I chose to call myself an artist (take on the official title, I was always an artist at heart) and really go for it! My art is an exaggeration of how I want the world to look. It is my way of taking control of what I see and sharing that unique experience with the world. Lately people have been responding so positively to my work and I am thrilled.

Cape Cod Vacation: shop here

Cape Cod Vacation: shop here

"Cape Cod Vacation" tells the story of my childhood, going to a beautiful home that our friends owned on Cape Cod. It depicts a wall with a window looking out onto a typical Cape Cod landscape, and a vacationer's handbag hanging on the wall. I designed the handbag fabrics myself.

4.5" tall (not including the handle) by 4" wide at the top

4.5" tall (not including the handle) by 4" wide at the top

I made this tiny "bucket" bag as an experiment with faux suede and "sand" fabric for the top (I designed both fabrics).

This faux suede bag is my next Karma Sale... SOLD

 

Happy creating! Love, Dawn