Seek the Magic!
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, there is a special joy that fills one’s 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 – something I want to pass along to you.
Share the Magic!
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.
I have no desire to attempt to please the world of ’professionals’ or self-professed art critics. I do hope 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.
Be the Magic!
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. 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.
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!