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About

Artist Rani Primmer.

I am a Seeker of Magic. This is not your rabbit-in-the-hat kind of magic. This is the magic that is found in seeing the inspiration and joy in otherwise ‘normal’ things and events. It’s that winged dragon sitting upon the fluff of the white clouds; It’s that ancient trolls face peeking out from the crickety-crookedy-crockity burls of a wise old tree stump; It’s the fluid beauty that rain drops paint as you watch them trickling down the windshield from your car cocoon.

To SeeK the magic is the attempt to SEE with Intention in hopes to find these hidden treasures that many times escape us as we get caught up in the routines of dealing with the daily chores of our lives. Many times it will only be a glimpse from the corner of our eye and can easily be missed. If, however, the eye can catch it, for that moment, no matter how short, there is a special joy that fills ones soul. ArtistaMama, my mother and my soul-mate in art, was a self-proclaimed Seeker of Magic and made it her goal to instill the art of ’Seeing’ in her children and grandchildren.

Growing up under the wings of ArtistaMama, I learned quickly that the magic of the gifts that nature gives us are meant to be an experienced and deeply felt part of the journey of our life… they were not intended to be skimmed over. I learned that when the rain falls and the wind blows, you sit quietly and listen with your heart  instead of complain loudly with your mouth. This perspective has become a great part of the process involved in creating my art. Creating is a meditating and healing experience for me and subsequently THE process is the most fulfilling.

I am not a ‘schooled’ artist as one might call it. I have not studied the great masters to any extent although I certainly appreciate them, especially Rodin and Dali.  I have not learned the ‘rules’ on colors, form, and light as defined by a classroom. I’ve been exposed to them but maybe it is the rebel in me, but I do not care for predefined rules on what makes ‘good art’. If I like it, I like it! I know when a piece makes me happy and that is when I deem it successful in my world.  I appreciate the work of all artists because even if it’s not my flavor, I know that it comes from a very special place within their soul.

I have no desire to attempt to please the world of ’professionals’ or self-professed art critics. I do, however, find myself hoping to inspire something greater in the souls that connect with my work. I am filled with great joy when I accomplish a piece to my satisfaction but when it finds its way into the heart of another and does something for them, I feel like I’ve not just gained something for myself but I’ve given something back to the Universe.

My work is always evolving. Every day I find something new I’d like to try.  I usually start with a plan as to where I’m going with a piece but that is generally very short-lived as the colors, materials and brush strokes seem to have a life of their own and show ME the way rather than me showing them the way. Mistakes are often my most welcome gifts as they give me a view into ‘things’ that I could not see before. Challenges from others are another treasure because they take me outside of my box. They open up doors to skills that I did not know that I had. This at times can be daunting as I find my way through a place I haven’t yet been, but once I push myself through, I am thrilled by the evolution that has occurred in my art…in ME!

As one seeks the magic, they enter into a world of imagination and creativity where the fears and burdens of this world can be put on a shelf…even if only for a moment. For me, this world is a place where the colors are vibrant, music dances on the breeze, and gracious winged creatures live amongst us. The experience of seeking the magic is kind of like a really good buzz without the hangover. You should try it!

“Take some time to come into our world” ArtistaMama

Forever in our hearts – ArtistaMama andMisterGus

 

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6 Responses to “About”

  1. Stephan Coutts October 16, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

    Aloha Seeker of Magic,
    I hope you like my poem:

    Enchantment is not a thing by Stephan Coutts

    Enchantment is not a thing to be done,
    but a way of feeling a moments awe, or a simple ray of sun.
    How we have numbered and dissected the objects of the earth,
    devoid of enchantment our world has become gray, as if under a curse.

    Enchantment is hidden behind a modern vial today,
    painted gray by man’s unrelenting academic parade.
    Yes, we know more and yet feel so much less,
    well, I stand corrected, sadly I feel more emptiness.

    Enchantment is not a mystery that can be solved,
    but, remember books of old. there it can be found in the stories told.
    It is never never far from your heart, and yes a life it can change,
    LOL… suddenly life turns to flowers, castles and trolls

    Enchantment is struggle, beauty and virtue all rolled into one,
    it’s mystery unfolded before your very eyes with excitement and fun.
    In case you forgot what enchantment is all about, listen and you will hear,
    It’s as simple as a lollipop magically appearing behind a child’s ear.

    May all your days be full of enchantment, Stephan…

    • admin October 17, 2013 at 3:44 PM #

      Beautiful Stephan!

  2. Michelle Villasenor Mora January 31, 2015 at 5:03 PM #

    Beautiful Art, Love your work…..and it was wonderful to meet you and your Hubbie today! Looking forward to learning much from you!!

    Thank you again for your help (in advance!)
    Michelle Mora

    • admin February 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM #

      Hi Michelle! Thank you! It was great to meet you too! I will get that info for you and email you today. LMK what I can do to help.

  3. Jessica February 17, 2015 at 10:09 AM #

    My boyfriend bought me a piece for me at the art festival on Valentines Day in Scottsdale. I was so excited to show it off. Your artwork is amazing and I look forward to adding more to my collection. Also love the added card and magnet!

    • admin March 2, 2015 at 10:02 AM #

      Thank you Jessica!! I am incredibly grateful for so many things but especially that you took the time to drop me a note and your loving and supportive message! Have a day full of magical moments!

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