Why live an artsy life?

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.”

I grew up in a creative environment with supportive parents who taught me that I could do anything, but it took me years to see “art” for what it really was — not just a bunch of techniques, but a joyful, fulfilling way to live. To my surprise, I became a full time artist!

I'm here to help you create an artsy life. To meet your tribe and experience the amazing energy that's in my online artists' community, Good Morning Artsy Life! And to make beautiful connections in my live mixed media art workshops.

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 way that allows you to be who you really are. I'm here to help you live this way.

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!

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