My approach to artwork as a source of healing has just been published as an article on 1stAngel Arts Magazine's blog. This is an internet arts magazine headed by artist/author, 1stAngel editor and founder Elizabeth Edwards. 1stAngel has attracted a large following not only in the UK, but internationally, due to Beth's dedication to spreading the word about the arts globally.
I used my dragon as an example of my artwork, but my philosophy as detailed in the article applies to everything I create. I always feel better the next day after spending a large portion of my time immersed in creating artwork. Sometimes it's a challenge juggling life with the "Work", but I've been blessed that no matter what else happens, nothing ever really interferes with my drive to create.
I move between mediums. During different phases, I might paint pictures on canvas, create 3D objects of clay, design and make wire wrapped jewelry, or study and practice at some new medium which captivates me. This keeps the flow of creative inspiration fresh. Ideas flood my mind faster than I'm able to carry them out. I keep many sketches and notes so that when a new block of time arrives, I can refer to my records if I need help deciding which creative direction to take next.
Elizabeth Edwards, or Beth Edwards, as she's known to those of us happy to be among her many friends, is a very gifted artist. She has been a respected leader in the field of internet arts promotion for many years. 1stAngel was recently cited as one of the United Kingdom's top Arts information resources. Its main function is to connect artists and people interested in the arts. Its content is very diverse and entertaining. In it, you will see "News, Reviews, Interviews", pictures of artwork, artist biographies, and articles on a wide range of subjects.
Beth has been a very active member of Fine Art America's (FAA's) website for many years. Her deep commitment as a moderator on the FAA forum eventually led to her securing a post on FAA's professional technical support team, where she currently serves all visitors to the website.
Multimedia artist in clay, paint, and jewelry. Part-time online bookseller.