I think that challenges and pain can be a conduit for creativity, urging us to document our condition and share our struggles.
So we still our minds and the judgement beneath our inner voice, and we paint, write, photograph, sing, or speak to the hurt we feel and slowly with faith and determination, we begin to heal and we find, inspiration and our art.
Forcing ourselves to look within and to face our fears is the stuff courage is made of.
It is how we find our way out of the darkness and into the light.
I want to highlight my lovely friend, Jen. She is exploring and developing her own brand of creativity and her passion for life and art inspire all those who love her so much.
Sometimes through difficult times we find our inner compass and Jen proves this everyday as she seeks her own north star. I would like to dedicate these photos to her mother, Bev, who is grace personified.
I am setting out to expand and explore the nature of creativity and art. I think my limited knowledge about “famous artists” allowed me to minimize their “creative process.” It is necessary to show up each day for your art because it is in the doing that the art is shaped, formed and defined.
Looking only at the art hanging in museums I rarely thought about the endless hours the artist spent conceiving, visualizing, constructing, daring, trying, failing, and testing their creative boundaries to finally producing something they can be proud of, something they call art.
I have discovered all around me “artists” working and developing their art, quietly, modestly and with little fanfare. So out of the shadows these artists will emerge and I couldn’t be more delighted to witness their creative steps and introduce them to all of you. They are my family and friends and they inspire me with their creativity.