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Monica Stevens Art for Everyone

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monicastevens

Monica Stevens Art for Everyone

29 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

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Last updated on Jan 13, 2016

Hi and thank you for visiting monicastevens.etsy.com. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. It is my pleasure to make your shopping experience a happy one!

Monica

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mstevensart

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/#!/MonicaStevensArt?__user=100003826004878

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Henrietta Lacks
$150.00
Georgia Market Day
$150.00
Boots
$10.00
Fawn
$10.00
Camper
$10.00
Ask
$10.00
Grow
$10.00
Snuggle
$10.00
Nap
$10.00
Smooch
$10.00
Hang Around
$10.00
Shine
$10.00
Sweet
$10.00
Treat
$10.00
Be Merry
$10.00
Await
$10.00
Miracles
$10.00
Believe
$10.00
Warmth
$10.00
Soul
$10.00
Aura
$10.00
Home
$10.00
Friendship
$10.00
Season's Greetings
$50.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14)
sharon lumpkin

sharon lumpkin on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I received this wonderful painting packaged very nicely with a little gift that I just love. I just think this is a very lovely, fun painting with great color, and it's going to look really good with my other pieces. The shop owner (artist) is a very pleasant person to work with. I'm going to keep my eye on her work.

angi1904

angi1904 on Mar 9, 2015

2 out of 5 stars

It took 13 days for this soap to arrive. 10 days after my purchase I haven't heard from the seller if the soap has shipped or anything else.The soap was shipped after I contacted the seller. The soap looks great, as in the picture. It doesn't have sweet or any fragrance at all.

Sharon Clabo

Sharon Clabo on Aug 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

We ordered this delightful Sweet Orange Zest and Earl Grey Bar soap along with the Honey Cinnamon and Sweet Orange soap and can't decide which is our favorite! They are both wonderful and of a very high quality. I am sure we will be ordering more Monica Stevens essential oil treats in the future!

Sharon Clabo

Sharon Clabo on Aug 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

We love our honey cinnamon and sweet orange bar soap!! It smells absolutely wonderful and is of a very high quality. In addition, the personal and friendly service we received was fantastic! I am sure we will be ordering more soaps from Monica Stevens in the future!

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About

When I grow up, I want to be Frida Kahlo (without the neuroses).

As a psychotherapist working with children and adults, I want my clients to see the value of curiosity, play, and discovery. There is no wrong way to do things. Be true to yourself. Honor yourself. I feel the same way about art. If it’s not authentic to me, it won’t work. I have an artist friend who gave me some great advice about that early on. I was concerned that some of my work was a bit too esoteric and non-traditional to be marketable.

When I let go of my preconceived notions about what “art” should be, I flourished in my creativity. This unharnessed, unedited approach bled over into all areas of my life. I have to be true to myself. Otherwise, I am ineffective in my ability to reach others, whether through the lines on a canvas or with my voice in a therapy room.

I grew up singing with my family. As a child, I went to theater camps in the summer, worked backstage on productions, took ballet, tap, jazz, piano. My parents are both creative, and they encouraged my sister and me to pursue creative indulgences. My sister is a singer/songwriter in Nashville. When we were children, we wrote songs, plays, theater pieces, which we usually performed with our cousins at our grandparents’ house. We each took one of our grandmother’s aprons, which we put on over our leotards and tights. The family would gather to watch, applaud, and offer us encouraging comments.

Sometimes I just need to feel paint squished between my fingers. Again, for me, art is not a source of income, or even a hobby. It keeps me level with the world. It’s a way for me to observe, learn about, and relate to the world around me. There are times when I do a painting I’m particularly fond of, and I worry a bit that I may not be able to achieve a similar outcome. Then, I return to my easel, and I am immediately reminded that the act of creating anything is sacred. We continue to study cave drawings and the like because the archetypal nature of the visual realm defines so much of who we are. It’s a universal language that we have the innate ability to interpret individually and collectively.

For several reasons, I became involved with the d/Deaf community where I live. Learning ASL and making friends with an entirely different cultural group has enriched my experience across the board. I am able to engage so many sides of myself. I have to use my whole self, my brain, my body, my voice, my face, in completely new and different ways. This has also connected me more deeply to my creativity and my sense of the visual.

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    I love to kiss my husband, snuggle with my daughter, cuddle my dogs, talk to old people, make things beautiful, and laugh until I hurt. I miss my grandmother and homemade milkshakes.

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