…was the brand tagline I came up with on my instagram feed. When I was trying to fit in my painting, my jewellery and my teaching into one basket (Easter eggs pun intended).
So, mi dears…in case you don’t know…I am hopelessly creative.
I have been working on my #seemetoseeyourself portrait project since last year. Started off as a connecting lifeline to the world – talking and painting friends over skype, this evolved into its own life upon finding out that I somehow (don’t ask me how) manage to capture how people feel and are on the inside at the time we speak/I paint them. Also it turned out that these portrait sessions were rather therapeutic, even without speaking, because the act of being seen, being witnessed is a powerful one, even over skype.
The #silverlining jewellery collection came about as an answer to my childhood memories and a spring cleaning discovery of a jar filled with these 70s and 80s vintage plastic beads. The result is simple, playful…yet somehow profound I find. :-). Pun intended again.
And as you may know, I have been writing a book, and most recently turned it into a 30-day challenge e-course #becometheartistyouare. You can join us for a rollercoaster of exploration, discovery and authentic art making. All you need is twenty minutes a day, a sketchbook, pencil, phone camera and yourself. No prior arting experience required. Promised.
Art as therapy. Art as an answer. If in doubt, throw art at it. Has been my motto ever since…well, way back ten years minimum. Before that I was hopelessly stuck. Fearing I was not talented enough…and not entitled to create at all. It hurt. It itched. It burst.
Bit like a butterfly out of a cocoon.
And the butterfly is fluttering its wings…and spreading the message and if you feel inspired by any of it…join me on the challenge, or get yourself a portrait session or a fun ring or a set.
All on post-Easter offer. Rather generous one. Get in touch if interested.