My design process starts with painting directly on the watercolor paper. The paintings may be representational, abstract patterns, or free flowing experiments with watercolor or other media. Then I begin looking for "compositions" within the larger works. I love the challenge of finding the right mix of color, balance, and movement in each pair. The next stages involve: cutting, sanding, painting, sealing, and adding findings and details. Like many artists, I'm inspired by nature, and observations of the world around me. I'm especially tuned in to color, which is a driving force in most of my work. Why the name Compliments Fly? It comes from an old adage my mom used to say:
Compliments fly as quality meets (It means when you meet someone with a similar quality or style, you end up complimenting each other.) I have been told by several people that they receive compliments when they wear my earrings. They ARE light as a feather, and they complement what you wear!