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About Wendy Meg Siegel
Artist and Author

I am a mixed media artist who has always loved to write and journal while painting. For decades, I have been dedicated to creating works of art while thoughts of various book projects began to take shape in my mind. Meanwhile, I spent 4 years as the editor of the monthly newsletter at LaptopLunches.com and collaborated on The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux.

Several years ago, much to my surprise, I found myself devoting time, energy, and focus on anything and everything relating to gratitude. I guess you could say I became “hooked on gratitude” and on exploring the concept from every angle I could think of.

In 2012, I published The Gratitude Habit Journal and Workbook and recently completed Parenting The Gratitude Habit, a gratitude journal and resource for fostering gratitude.

I grew up in New York and now live in California with my wonderful husband, daughter, and our dog, Pickles.

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My Personal Art History:

Born in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, I began drawing at the age of three after I was given a box of crayons instead of the piano lessons I had requested. My high school art program provided me with lots of opportunities for developing a personal style and artistic vision. While attending Hofstra University, I was exposed to an even wider variety of materials and processes.

During my years as a corporate trainer in the 1980's, photography became my primary creative outlet. It was at that time that I developed an attraction for photographing weathered windows, walls, and other architectural elements.

In 1989 I left corporate life and entered the full time world of creative exploration and discovery. I was in artistic bliss. After experimenting with cutting canvas, I began using multiple canvas surfaces to create paintings that became multi-dimensional experiences.

And it was in the late 1990's, after becoming a Mom, that I began to integrate my photographs within the canvases. Now I am focused on incorporating music into my artwork. Since music has always been a part of my creative process and an important part of my life, I’ve decided to make it a focal point of my artwork for now and in the future.