About the Artist

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It means “night” in Hebrew, but I got it out of a Star Trek: TNG fanfic novel.

I’m an Artist, Artisan, & Dilettante Extraordinaire – In addition to painting, drawing, and doodling, I do fabric and fiber art, knit, crochet, sew, spin, etc., etc.

I work in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, ink, and occasionally even crayon, as well as digital. I doodle a lot and enjoy learning new techniques and seeing where they take me.

I also sing, and sometimes I cook. And I’m a wife and mom.

 

I am currently learning to draw people – one of those basic art skills, that I kind of skipped over because… well, it’s hard. But there are more and more characters running around in my brain, demanding that I draw them and give them an existence outside of my brain (who can blame them?) and they’re getting loud. So I’m going to try.

I’m also trying to educate myself about fan art, and whether and how it is subject to copyright and intellectual property laws. I have a painting that I realised too late was not based on an original idea. It falls solidly under the category of fan art, however, and I am trying to find out if I can list it as such, without stepping on anybody’s toes.