Embrace creativity in all you do!
Why is an Artsy Life so important?
I vividly remember the moment I decided to drop art in high school. My grade 9 art teacher pointed out that I hadn’t drawn a tree "correctly" and I thought, “Forget this! Obviously I’m no good at art and, anyway, it's so boring.”
Although I grew up in a creative environment with supportive parents who showed me that I could do anything, it took me years to see “art” for what it really was — not just a bunch of soulless techniques, but a joyful, fulfilling way to live!
My dream is to help you grow your creative habits through playing, getting creative and living an Artsy Life. I love sharing the wonderful energy and beautiful connections that happen in my mixed media art workshops and inside my Café Artsy membership.
Life can be both beautiful and heart breaking. I'm thankful to be a breast cancer survivor. Many dear friends have not been so lucky. I have a heightened awareness of how precious life is... how important it is to live your life authentically, in a creative way that allows you to be who you really are.
I see it in the delight my sweet grandson shows when he is creating a beaded bracelet. He's lost in the process, then thrilled with what he's made. There's joy and love in the making that can't be expressed in words. His autism is no barrier when it comes to art and creativity. We all need to communicate through our creativity — it's as natural as breathing!
UNCOVER 3 SIMPLE THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW TO START LIVING YOUR ARTSY LIFE
An Artsy Life is an EXTRAordinary life filled with childlike wonder.
• Colour outside the lines?
WANT TO RE[IMAGINE] YOUR ARTSY LIFE IN AN AFTERNOON?
GET THE "CREATE YOUR INSPIRATION BOARD" MINI COURSE
Quickly capture what inspires you and feed your creative obsession right now with Artsy Play!
• online tutorial video
• invitation to a private FB group where you can share your final board as well as see others for inspiration
• PLAYSHEET with simple questions to spark ideas
• list of supplies you likely already have in your home
VIDEO TIPS + TRICKS
• why you should use your own handwriting
• how to integrate collage with paint
• which one — gloss or matte medium?
• how to make a gel pen permanent
YOU'RE CREATIVE BY NATURE!