My inspiration, it’s my dad

When I say that art flows through my veins, it’s because of this man right here. Who is he you ask? He is my dad, Marcus. He introduced me to art at a very young age. He not only helped mold my own talent/skill in drawing and painting, but he also paved the way for my photography by gifting me my first 35mm at 16. He’ll never know just how much I admire him and how much he’s inspired me. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about 9 years ago, and despite that, he’s continued painting. When you have a passion so strong, not much will keep you from enjoying it. He is my biggest inspiration in so many ways, and I can only hope that I continue improving my own talent and skill. If I’m only a fraction of the artist he is, I’ll be happy.

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.—Salvador Dalí

He inspired so many. He is a true artist.

Below are two of my favorite pieces painted by my dad. Both acrylic on canvas.

A new beginning

Something new. It’s been a while since I’ve attempted this blogging thing. I’m not going to promise that I’ll be very good at it, or even keeping up with it. But I figured I’d give it a try again anyway.

Allow me to tell you a little about myself.

  • I’m Teresa.
  • I’m from SE Georgia, 75 miles from the coast. That being said, my heart now resides in California.
  • I’m a weather and nature nerd.
  • I have two rescue babies; an Aussie mix (Harper) and a calico mix (Hope).
  • I’m goofy and I’m clumsy, and I wear my heart on my sleeve.
  • Perfection is a cool, rainy day curled up with my heart watching a movie.
  • I fancy myself an artist of sorts. I love to paint, draw and capture the world around me through photography.

I guess this is a good start. Now you have a general idea of what you can expect from this blog. Then again, I’m ever changing and evolving, so I could change it up at anytime.

Thanks for reading.