What I soon learnt was, it's not about choosing a style, it's about DOING THE WORK, being in the arena and letting your own unique style emerge. Once I learnt to relax about the whole process, stop seeing it as a race with a finish line, I've come to truly truly love and enjoy every second of it.
In Flora's words... "DO THE WORK. When we show up to our creative pursuits again and again, with dedication and heart, we simply can’t help but find our own style…eventually." She has given us these questions today to help us think about who we are and how that might help us develop our artistic style...
Q1. What makes you stand out from a crowd?
I'm feeling a little disheartened already... I don't know. Maybe my creative flair and my gentle quiet nature.
Q2. How do your friends describe you?
Nice, kind, gentle, strong, loving, fun, creative, a stay at home, unreliable, never calls.
Q3. What are your favourite colour combinations?
The space between pink and orange with aqua blue/green and pure white.
Q4. What type of art makes your heart beat faster? Why?
Bright, bold, colourful abstract with an inspiring spirit.
Q5. What brings you the most peace?
Seeing my boys confident and truly happy with who they are and at ease with their world.
And of course painting.
Q6. Where do you love to travel?
I don't really. I know weird but true... go figure! At least I have the guts to say it now and not care what you think. Take me an hour and a half north east with a beach umbrella and a good book and I'm good. I guess I'd like to love to travel one day... if that happens it would be The Caribbean. Or Scottland maybe.
Q7. What art mediums do you love to paint with?
Just acrylics at the moment, and acrylic inks. I'm doing a course which includes collage which I'm excited about.
Q8. What's your idea of fun?
Dinner with friends.
Having the house to myself for a whole night.
Painting in the country with my fave music pumping.
A day lazing at the beach
Q9. What objects would you put on your personal alter?
Although I'm spiritual I haven't had an alter so I don't know. I guess a Lemongrass candle, my little silver praying lady statue thing which I adore. And other items to represent who I am and want to give thanks for.
Q10. What makes you feel most alive?
My boys laughter
A beautiful sunset
Sorry no time for pics today... gotta dash xx
"Art has given me so much. If I can pass it on and inspire even one other person to live their own creative passions then I'm a very happy artist indeed "