“I have four lives”, she says:

“My real life, with you…
My life in the World, with my ‘other’ family…
My life in my dreams…
And my imagination…”

A great big “thank you” to my beloved daughter for sharing her innocence, wisdom and insights with me, and for inspiring me to create this piece. It is an honour and my very great pleasure to share in your adventures – whichever life they occur in…

A multi-layered mixture of my own original photography, textures, handwriting, brushes from drawings, and original mixed media painting, inspired by my beautiful, wiser-than-her-years daughter – part of my continuing exploration of Photoshop…

FEATURED IN SPECIAL MOMENTS 18/09/2010 (“This is probably the coolest display of mixed media art that I have seen in a while, and it truly captures a beautiful thing.”)


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An expressionistic, exploratory artist, I create without restraint or intent. I am a passionate advocate of natural learning, and this organic approach informs all of my work, giving my creations their vibrancy and spontaneity. An abiding love of nature keeps me going when my rather warped sense of humour fails. Above all, I reject the dysfunction and pain our culture perpetuates. More of the same is of no interest to me. I say “YES” to that which is life-serving: let a new paradigm emerge!

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful Work!

  • maryannwakeley
    maryannwakeleyabout 4 years ago

    This is such a lovely work. The various mediums combine together to create a beautiful and compelling atmosphere. I especially like the cat hanging out off by himself :)

  • Morag Bates
  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmeabout 4 years ago

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful creation….congratulation..

  • bugboobunz
  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 4 years ago

    Nice work, Congratulations on your RB feature

  • bugboobunz
    bugboobunzalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for entering this work into the challenge! (And for updating for my sake, lol). Children are the most amazing gift that we are ever given in this life.

  • kappisan
    kappisanalmost 4 years ago

    Another Big Fav!:)
    Lovely work of ART!:)
    You are very Talented Jay!:)

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