I am a wife, momma to 3 boys, former grade 1 teacher, colour-loving local artist & I love sharing my passion for paint!
Although I have an educational background in art, my creative obsession was sparked by the realization that making art was very effective at easing anxiety and giving me an outlet to process big emotions.
A few years ago, I was feeling highly anxious, not sleeping well & sad much too often. My heart felt unsettled, heavy and lost in a way.
I started painting in the middle of the night & found it had such a calming effect on me. My mind's constant worry & chatter - the noise - shut off as I was fully immersed in the act of creating.
It felt like a sacred space, a meditation, a form of therapy...and I felt joyful and alive.
When I make art, I feel like I get a glimpse in the 'more than', a sacred space, just something deeper...connected to a Universe that celebrates awe, passion, wonder, beauty. Creating art nourishes my soul & makes life a little lighter.
Have you experienced this? Looking up at the beautiful Alberta sky, listening to a certain song, that thing you're doing when you lose track of time, hearing your child's belly laugh, a connection with your favourite animal, or feeling the warmth of your Love's hand in yours.
My hope is that you see or feel something familiar in a different way through my work, that you will be drawn into it and allow yourself the time to explore why. I hope that you may you experience and recognize the sacred spaces, the glimpses of wonder in between your own daily life.
Photo Credit: Maria Dardano