marijane1Welcome to artful adoptee. I am a transracial adoptee and late bloomer artist. I also like to imagine that I occasionally sing a song or two on pitch and have been playing the piano since I was eight-years old. I eventually studied piano at Centenary College of Louisiana where I graduated with a B.M. in Piano Performance.

My parents gave me a record player when I was a little girl. From then on, the music never stopped. I had a hot pink 45 RPM record holder to protect all of my 45’s and quite the collection of 33’s, which ranged from The Sound of Music to ACDC.

I’ve never been formally trained in art, but kept a sketchbook while growing up and started out drawing landscapes with a no. 2 pencil. Wish I still had that sketchbook! Of late, I have taken to art journaling, mixed media, sketching, painting, and most of all exploring and experimenting. This blog is an eclectic collection of what inspires me and a chronicle of my growth as an artist. Cheers, and thanks for dropping in.





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