I have four magic words that will make any person that knows me freak instantly:
“I. Have. An. Idea.”
Works every single time.
I don’t just love being creative. I LIVE creativity. My mind is like a busy bee hive – constantly buzzing with ideas. I had to learn to meditate, hardest thing EVER, just to freaking calm it down at least once in a while.
To me creativity is not a choice. I HAVE to be creative.
And it has always been like that. It’s not a hobby. It’s a way of living. My way of living. I’m a maker of things. I’m a lover of fabric, yarn, and paper. I would happily live in a crafting studio. Preferably with a library and yoga room attached. And to be quite honest, more times than I care to admit our house does kinda look like a crafting studio. After it has exploded.
(Have you ever done your yoga poses amongst cut out sewing patterns on the floor. No? Oh. Well, me neither. Nevermind. *cough*)
Without my knitting needles, crochet hook or color-stained fingers I am just not myself. And the people I live with rather tolerate the exploded studio look the house wears from time to time – than bearing to live with me not creating. I’m not fun to be with when I don’t get my daily dose of creating.
My favourite way of creating is making mixed media art.
When I found this type of art it was like coming home. Finally I didn’t have to decide anymore – graphite, pastell, or acrylics? Everything goes. Stamps, paper, or fabric? All can be combines.
There are no rules. And if there are, they can be broken.
Materials can be put together in new unexpected ways. Techniques can be combined as you like. I love the abundance of possibilites this brings, exploring new ways – the freedom.
For me everything I love is combined in mixed media art – graphite pencils, lace ribbon, stamps and acrylics, collage and gesso. Everything has its place.
But creativity to me is more than crafting, making, and creating art.
Most importantly, being creative to me means, living MY life.
Creating my life according to my priorities and rules.
And with my work I want to inspire you, to create and live YOUR life.
So, go on.
Live YOUR Life!
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