Glitter can be hit or miss addition to any artwork or craft. Is it too kitsch? Too juvenile? I decided to throw caution to the wind and began using it in my paintings after taking a nostalgic stroll through childhood images of glitter rose stickers, cherry hair clips, pink lipgloss, and everything shiny. I find that the glitter invokes a playful feeling to my images and creates a unique phantasmagoric narrative. After all, Cinderella's dress was everything. It looked so soft, sumptuous and luxurious; and all because it sparkled.