My Art Story

Whimsical, Imaginative, Creative, Me…

 

 

Ever since I can remember…

I loved to express myself with art, and always felt my greatest bliss when I was in my creative happy place. As I grew up, I delighted in my artistic escapes by taking art in high school and university. Today my greatest bliss continues to be with my exploration and experimentation with my imagination, art materials, and personal creative style.

You name it- I’ve created and played with it…

Oil paint, acrylic paint, fabric dyes, wool, paper, metal leaf (faux gold leaf), digital paint (with my pen tablet), and on it goes… But what I love most is combining several art materials together in one piece, including the patterns and imaginary animals that I paint on the computer with my digital tablet.

Why I stopped creating art after university (rediscovering my authenticity)…

The truth is, I wasn’t honest with myself when I thought, after studying Visual Arts in university, that studying 3D computer animation was my next steps towards a career.  I didn’t listen to my gut that I wasn’t making an authentic choice. So, I went to teachers college and became an elementary occasional teacher with landing my first teaching job as an art teacher at a school for children with physical disabilities.  It was only about a year later that I rediscovered the artist within me and started painting again for myself, exploring concepts inspired by the depths of my imagination. Giving myself the permission to be an artist along side substitute teaching is the best decision I ever made! Now, I am beginning to honour my next steps by sharing my art with you on my brand new website here and on social media.

Creativity is the essence of who I am…

Not only do I thrive in making art, both with traditional materials and paint software, but I also love crafty projects. Sometimes I’ll take a break from painting and enjoy time making home-made cards and 3D paper crafts for gifts and trying new projects that I discover online. My other interests and projects will be featured in my future Crafty Corner blog category. I have also absolutely loved designing and building this website! Stay tuned for when I publish that category at a later date where you can discover more about that.

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divider chain with my social media hashtags create from your inner child and imaginary animals.

I want my art to be more than a pretty picture to hang on your wall..

The teacher and artist within me wants to inspire you to engage in creative art play together with your child and nourish and foster your imaginations. Put down your technology devices and pick up some paint, a brush, or your hands to cut, paste, rip and push paint around to your heart’s content.  Know that creative and imaginative expression has no limits, no rules. Let go of limiting beliefs that make you think you can’t draw or are too afraid to try.

It is my hope…

that my art, with it’s imaginary animal-like characters will open up your own imaginations and bring happy smiles and cheer to your home.

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on my blog where I share with you my categories on My Creative Musings about creativity and the creative process, My Mixed Media Play and Process about my paintings and my future blog categories: My Crafty Delights about my various craft hobbies including card making and Me On Instagram.

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Blog Post: My whimsical imaginative, creative childhood art.

Blog Cagetory: My Creative

Musings.

July 5, 2017

Welcome to the my wacky world of my whimsical childhood imagination!

Blog Post: My whimsical imaginative, creative childhood art.

Blog Cagetory: My Creative

Musings.

July 5, 2017

Welcome to the my wacky world of my whimsical childhood imagination!

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