Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and Cosmic Collage… how you got started as a graphic artist? I am the mother of Oliver and Claudia, 8 & 6. We live in a magical house that my partner and I designed and built our selves. The house is art, from the river rock details to the hand crafted and custom designed tiles.
I was always an artist. It was the early 90s when my father bought our families first computer. I used to create Grateful Dead Bears with the program “Paint”. I would zoom all the way in and count the pixels. Then when I wanted to go to art school, my father bought me one of those new colorful iMacs, the “G3", a turquoise one. He told me I needed a computer if I wanted to make a living as an artist. My parents always encouraged my creativity, sending me to extra art classes, exposing my sister and I to art, plays, music and dance.
Cosmic Collage was the door that opened after I closed the door on property management a few years ago. I had this really stressful job managing a high end luxury home
in Sayulita. The owner was toxic and disrespectful. I had the same dream 3 times where he offered me a glass of water with a broken and jagged edge and told me to give it to my son to drink from. After several obstacles, I finally faced my fears and let go of the job. It was hard, because it was really good money and I wasn’t receiving any child support from my childrens father at the time. Sure enough, by letting it all go, I made room for Cosmic Collage to develop and what a world of difference. When you create and live from your heart and your truth, magically things start to happen.
"...When you create and live from your heart and your truth, magically things start to happen."
We love the colorful composition and fantasy aspect of your art … What inspires your work? I’m inspired by the great mystery of life. The cosmos, the earth, sunsets, nature, flowers, plants and trees. I lived on the Pacific Ocean in...