artisticjourney

DAY 92 Let myself just go with whatever today. Had this color scheme planned, but what came reminds me of how life can yield a fair amount of blows to our integrity and self-worth...even our reputation. The truth is...our wounds are points of new growth and transformation if we can but see it that way...Christ bears the scars of his wounds for eternity, and so I’m one to believe we shall too. ____ 👆🏼Mini-speech to myself mostly. 🙂 ____ #365daysofmakingart #day92 #smallwin #challengeyourself #dailypractice #showupeveryday #365days #artprocess #experimentation #colorinspiration #artisticjourney #creativelife #sacredart #inspirationalart #abstractart #fineart #originalart #abstractpainting #splatterpainting #acrylicpainting #girlswhopaint #mlhoferartist #michellelhofer #artistsofinstagram #instaart #wounds #gold #scarsofchrist

A reminder that #creativity and connection is all part of the process as I continue to finish this image started a few months ago.  With all the building projects and setting up of animal systems in this offgrid homesteading lifestyle, I have found it challenging to balance artful design, #mindfulness and #shamanic practice.  It does come in the day to day with the interaction of life, especially living immersed in the forest, however I have been reminded over the last couple of days that neglecting a practice can start to create ungroundedness and mystery has a way of reminding us that we do have a purpose and there is a path if we choose to follow it with diligence.  I have also learned that these images are not mine, they come from somewhere else and to keep them hidden is to neglect the beauty with which they are being communicated. #natureart #natureconnection #shamanism #shamanisticart #penart #soulcentric #artisticjourney

Tabula rasa. That intimidating blank paper or canvas that just stares back at you waiting for your next move. It tantalizes your mind giving you hope that it has the potential to be anything you want it to be. Yet your notion of a preconceived perfection deceives you. The process fools you because your expectations and perceptions control you. You are left feeling conquered by the blank page... La tabula rasa won and it kept winning. The constant defeat made me realize that it was time to take a break from the arts until I was ready again. I decided to apply Locke's concept of la tabula rasa. To him, "the mind of the individual was born blank, and it also emphasized the freedom of individuals to author their own soul." I chose to embark a journey of life, living in passionate pursuit of whatever moves my soul. During this process, I found Love and Happiness. Most importantly, I found myself. The best part of this journey is that it continues to be fluid. #art #arts #instart #artist #artisticjourney #artistblock #tabularasa #philosophy #johnlocke #blankslate #theoryofmind #perception #experiences #movesmysoul #freedom #freesoul #fluidlife #fluidity #journey #drawing #photography #painting #graphites #pencils #watercolour #watercolor #acrylics #artworld #livelife #lovelife8

Photographs by @reidcrosby in Colchester, VT. 2018. . . . I feel so grateful to have worked with @reidcrosby multiple times since our very first shoot. It's an amazing feeling to grow and explore expression with someone who inspires and supports me. I also find it incredible to reflect on photos after a shoot and sense a feeling from them right away, a feeling that I may not have been fully conscious of during the shoot. When I look through the photos from this set, I feel loneliness. I feel the sadness in loneliness, and also the beauty and importance of being alone and experiencing that sadness instead of pushing it away. . . . #model #artmodel #naturalmodel #nudemodel #veganmodel #vermontmodel #vtmodel #newenglandmodel #portraitphotography #blackandwhitephotography #artisticjourney #selfexpression #healing

✨My Self Portrait Journey✨ Which is more valid, how you see yourself or how others see you? Are they ever truly the same? ⚪️ This was such an interesting experience for me and I highly recommend it to anyone on an artistic journey of self-discovery. I spent minimum of 30 hours looking at myself in a mirror or at a picture of me for this project, except it was more observational than judgemental like it usually is. Instead of thinking, “what should I change?”, I had to accept my features completely in order to observe and render them... ⚫️ All of these drawings were made using a mirror except the final which was based on my photo and used grid technique (swipe for earlier drawings). Also this is my beginner experimentation with different drawing mediums (graphite, charcoal and conte crayon). ⚪️ #drawing #freehanddrawing #selfportrait #selfportraitdrawing #graphitedrawing #charcoaldrawing #artisticjourney

Officially delivered this baby off to its forever home! So blessed it'll be with a fellow Air Force family 💕 Painting this was definitely a learning experience, and I can say I grew as an artist creating it! • • • #artgram #art #peoplewholoveart #paint #artistsoninstagram #oilpainting #artisticjourney #artist #artwork #artistsoninstagram #instagood #instagramartists #alabamaartist #happyauerarts #happyartist #huey #helicopter #unitedstatesairforce #airforce #airforcelove #pilot #airforce #th1h #usaf #airpower

3 years ago I had never even picked up a pencil, pen, or paintbrush. 2 years ago I had just started hydro dipping mugs in nail polish. 1 year ago I had just started playing with acrylic and watercolor paints. It was less than a year ago I started playing with digital artwork. I was the person that thought you either were born an artist or you simply weren’t one. How wrong I was! Never let anyone discourage your journey in the creative arts, because not too long ago I couldn’t even draw a stick figure. Artist aren’t born they are cultivated through practice, time, and dedication in honing their skills. “So create something everyday even if it sucks because tomorrow it might be a masterpiece.” - Raidyn #artisticjourney #artistsoninstagram #createsomethingeveryday #iliketoartyhard #patreonartist #instagramartists #digitalartistoninstagram #digitalartist #digitalart #stopthestigma