Artist’s Statement

I see words as representative of the moments we experienceIMG_0020. That is why each word must be deliberate and wild at the same time. I am reminded of the process of beadweaving using freeform peyote stitch. While each bead is chosen deliberately for its color and sparkle, there is no real formal pattern to the piece. Yet, the end result is something whole and unique. That is how I approach the act of writing. I was influenced early on by my mother, a visual artist, who turned every activity, whether it was carving pumpkins or decorating Easter eggs, into an opportunity to make art. In so doing, those moments are palpable and memorable. My father, too, taught me the beauty of visual subtlety through his crisp, powerful photographs and the power of a good story through the many wonderfully humorous and rich stories he told me throughout my life. Because of both of them, I continue to move toward a life that is wholly creative. I continue to see the worlds and images I create as solid and real. I have been privileged to work with many wonderful writers on my journey. The list includes, but is not limited to, Laura Kasischke, Crystal Wilkinson, Rachel Harper, Betsy Cox, Jeanie Thompson, and Jody Lisberger. I hope to work with more. The journey is not over, merely beginning.

6 thoughts on “Artist’s Statement

  1. FairyGodMother

    Dear Cristina,
    My how time has passed..It’s that time of year when the auction is on..Little did we know when you were interviewing me for the newspaper the wheels that were in motion…No cancer in your background and the main connection to this invader was the friendship with the Komen family…I didn’t talk to you after that because of the spinnings of the world in my life but prayed and thought of you..When I dropped off my art for auction I did see the wonderful photos you took for your contribution…Also heard about the convertible that was yours for the weekend…Am glad that things are doing better..At this time of year it becomes more reality..the war is on…there are winners…thank God you are a winner..Hope to talk to you at this years event…Remember…You are a living testiment to the power of pink….Visit kidadoblog.wordpress.com……those are my fairies…

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  2. cynthia

    “I love words and I live for the lines that drop from the sky and lead me in all kinds of crazy directions.”

    I love the name of your blog and the reason behind the name!
    –cynthia

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  3. Tricia

    Christina,

    I have finally found you. You have commented on my blog before but I couldn’t link back to you. Then I saw you at Linda’s blog party this weekend and found you through her side-bar.

    I shall visit your post now

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  4. Ray

    Dear Cristina, My how time has passed..It’s that time of year when the auction is on..Little did we know when you were interviewing me for the newspaper the wheels that were in motion…No cancer in your background and the main connection to this invader was the friendship with the Komen family…I didn’t talk to you after that because of the spinnings of the world in my life but prayed and thought of you..When I dropped off my art for auction I did see the wonderful photos you took for your contribution…Also heard about the convertible that was yours for the weekend…Am glad that things are doing better..At this time of year it becomes more reality..the war is on…there are winners…thank God you are a winner..Hope to talk to you at this years event…Remember…You are a living testiment to the power of pink….Visit kidadoblog.wordpress.com……those are my fairies…
    +1

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    1. survivorscribe Post author

      Hey Janina,

      I know. So much has happened. That was definitely a nice thing the women who won the car did. I had no idea they were going to do that. It was a great car. I glanced at your blog and you are truly blessed. Hope all is well.

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