The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

I’ve always felt self-conscious about letting people see the “real” me. I grew up in a household where appearances were everything to my mother, and I mean EVE-RY-THING. I learned to live hidden, stuffed down, shut up. You know, don’t do anything to show people how you’re really messed up, just keep your mouth shut …

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Day 31 of My 30 Days Of Creativity Challenge. Bonus Day!!! My journey to become an artist was not a linear one. My attempts as a child to discover what I liked and what called to me where thwarted by one who felt I possessed no talent in art whatsoever. So even before I could …

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Day 30 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. The last 30 days have flown by. Just … F L E W! Incredible! Today is the last day, although in many ways today is just the beginning. It’s been an incredible day of painting and creating. I love it when I have days with no …

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Day 29 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. It’s hard to believe that the days have flown by. We’re well into the last few days of the month, of my little challenge. I’ve learned a lot about myself – some things never really change, same but different. Take my love for sending out mail. …

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Day 28 of my 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I meant to post this yesterday and … I totally zoned. I’ve been working and I just got busy once I was finished. I painted and then had to hurry and shower to leave for work in time. I could’ve planned better. But the truth is, …

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Day 26 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I am more than what you see. What you see is a mere glimpse of what I allow you to visibly see. I have been mistaken for looking intimidating, not approachable, hard. I will admit that I do prefer this persona. It protects my energy. What’s …

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Day 25 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. Ever notice sometimes that you’re holding your breath? You feel as if the other shoe is gonna drop? Or feel, I dunno … like things are too good and it’s an “ominous sign?” My one swipe painting reminded me of this. Of someone looking for forgiveness. …

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Day 22 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. I used to believe that I lived this ordinary life. Working, raising my children, doing the parent thing while others around me appeared to be living lives that were “exciting.” Here’s the truth … I loved and still love my life. Even when I was single …

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Day 21 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. How far would you go for someone you love? You’d go pretty far, yes? But what about if that someone was yourself? Would you still go as far? Working on Valentine’s cards and it made me think … There was a time in my life where …

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Day 20 of My 30 Day Creativity Challenge … I didn’t really create anything new today. Well, I take that back … I spent some time today working on some paintings and cards I already had. Playing, adding layers, enjoying myself. My paintings are a lot like me. I’m the same, yet I’m different. I …

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