The featured image is a card sent to me and created by my longtime friend, Dorothy. It sits on my family room shelf as artwork and inspiration. I’ve known Dorothy Small-Spaulding for over 40 years. We met in Cleveland, OH, my first friend there. With bright eyes, wearing a generous amount of turquoise jewelry, and a warm invitation to eat lunch at the Art Museum, Dorothy steered me to the artistic side of Cleveland and was part of my tribe. Dorothy introduced me to the art of making jewelry, to Sun Ra, and to Coventry, the neighborhood where all cool things thrived.
We both left Cleveland, and thirty years later, I caught up with Dorothy. It was no surprise to find her living in California and to learn that she had near ’bout traveled the world.
I resumed my relationship with Dorothy by phone and briefly visited her airy condo in Camereo, CA. To my surprise, there were paintings, watercolors created by Dorothy. There you have it; whatever her creative interest, Dorothy finds a way to put her fingers into it.
Today, Dorothy resides with her husband, Bernard, in Palm Springs, CA. Initially a hobby, her work is now exhibited at her clubhouse gallery. I asked her to let Garden Spices display some of her work as an inspiration to ignite us to be brave enough to delve into painting/our passion. – Victorine
About the Artist
Dorothy is a visual artist, who has always had a great appreciation of the arts. She worked for years in the cultural area, by the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. Dorothy started with jewelry making and painting wearable art. She fell in love with watercolors after taking classes at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, in Thousand Oaks, CA.
“Painting with watercolors has become my passion.” Dorothy Small-Spaulding
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