Being an artist, I've always felt it was important to share my personal history and experiences because these ultimately affect my artwork. It's never easy revealing very personal information to world of strangers, and not necessarily just for the sake of art. The world simply feels smaller when you can relate to those with similar experiences.
I'm dedicating a good section of my artist blog to writing about two major themes that define my life: Adoption and a Congenital Heart Defect. I am passionate about researching and vocalizing these aspects of my life to help others, but also to help myself. I've been working on a book about life as an adoptee and having to live with a heart condition. For me personally, it helps to know you are not alone in the various challenges that life can throw at you. The hope is for others to gain insight from my experiences, whether it relates to them or not.