Random glimpses into the thoughts of a woman- searching for life's answers - or maybe just asking the questions and living them. Trying to live creatively and authentically. Learning to BE - HERE - NOW.
I've been zipping around visiting other blogs who have participated. What FUN! I have discovered several new blogs that are now on my visit list!
To participate we are asked to answer the following questions and then tag three new people who will post next week to answer the same questions.
What am I working on?
I always have several projects going at the same time. I think sometime I am a bit ADD when it come to my art. I love to have a few journals going when the muse comes and then I have a tritypch I've had on my easel for months. I finally felt that I knew what to do with it. It is a work in progress still.
My newest project is LARGE! I want to do a mural on the fence panel in our back yard. I'm seeing LARGE flowers on this section - I want it to fade and look distressed I've put a coat of whitewash on it. I sketched out my idea yesterday. Hope to get back to it next weekend. It is getting incredibly warm here in Florida which means I need to go out early in the morning to work on it. I absolutely love the early morning light. Can't wait to get at it!
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I would have to say I'm not sure I have a genre! I am still finding my own voice as an artist. It has only been in the last year that I have felt any confidence in my art. I am slowly realizing that I can listen to that voice within and let it create. I am thoroughly in LOVE with process. I love color and playing and just seeing what happens. Intuitive painting is when I am most at peace.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I discovered art and my creativity late in life. I started creating during a very dark time in my life. Art (and yoga) brought me a sense of peace and a sense of wonder. It truly brought my back to myself. I never felt creative as a child. And now I believe everyone is creative and everyone can enjoy the process and heal thru art.
How does your writing/creating process work?
I am creating every day. I love to take photos. I find inspiration in photos. Something about focusing on a small detail of a flower opens a wild space within. I generally light a candle and take a moment to center myself for those times when I have a larger amount of time to create. I love to have hours of uninterrupted time but that rarely happens. I love that feeling of losing myself in creation. I long for more time to create. But I find time when I can. I make a point to spend some time each day on my process. It helps the day go much easier.
I have a small studio space right in the center of the room as you walk in our front door. I have projects laying around and will stop and look at them and maybe splash some color on as I'm going out the door.
I was part of a fabulous project where a group of women created intuitive paintings and we created a deck of oracle cards. You can see the cards at http://fearless-sisters.com/. This creative process was amazing. To be a part of a something larger than myself, to be involved with all of the other wonderful artists who participated. This project is dear to my heart. I do have a few decks left if you are interested.
And now to introduce the women who have offered to share their answers. Please visit them.
Kimberly Davis was part of the group of women who created the oracle cards. She sent a few words about herself to share.
"I practice mindfulness and heart-centered creation in my work as an intuitive painter, fiber artist, teacher, coach, and writer. I believe that creating art can heal our beautiful hearts, help us discover our deepest selves, and radically transform our relationships with each other and our world. I also co-own Stitch Your Art Out, a quilting and knitting shop located just outside State College, Pennsylvania, where I have inspired and guided women to discover their creative hearts for over ten years. Www.riverstonestudio.com
Corina Stupu Thomas was also an artist who participated in the creation of the oracle cards.
"She is in love with colour www.corinastuputhomas.portfoliobox.me) and the impact it has on the human mind and soul. She is an intuitive artist, creativity and confidence coach and her blogs encourage people to recognise happiness (www.searchingforhappiness.typepad.com) in the simple things: reading books, learning a new language, painting intuitively, experimental cooking, walking meditation, different cultures, friendships and so much more."
Kelly Warren is a full-time working wife and mom of twin 10-year-old girls who are the light of her life. She works with college students by day and in her "spare time," she creates jewelry, photography, art and music with her family. She is an avid animal shelter volunteer and the lead volunteer photographer for her city shelter.