Announcement It is through art and its process that I find the truth, inner peace and a deeper understanding of myself and the world I live in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it... Thank you for taking the time to browse my shop.
It is through art and its process that I find the truth, inner peace and a deeper understanding of myself and the world I live in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it... Thank you for taking the time to browse my shop.
A Deeply Personal Dilema
I have been painting, sewing, building and creating my entire life. A couple years ago, I had an opportunity to move back down to Baja Mexico where I had spent quite a bit of time years before. I went to paint and finish my body of work. I ended up teaching oils, starting a line of clothing, painted a few murals and found myself dodging the deep recessses of my own creative process at all costs. Yes, I got some painting done, but I realized by the end of the year that my goal I had set out to reach required more of my soul than I was ready to give. I had wanted to finish my body of work in order to do a show, to kickstart my career as an artist. I was furious with myself for not doing what I had set out to do. It was only after returning home, tail between my legs, that I realized the depth of my dilema... My work was far too personal for me to think that I could create on demand with the expectation of generating an income... With that hanging over my head, I was unable to let go enough to reach to the depths I needed to in order to create in the way I was used to. In the past, my paintings have always cycled in stages as they incubate and develop over several years. It wasn't something I could turn on and off at a moments notice.. it had its own pace. I was faced with a dilema... I had to decide what my art meant to me and whether I could make the changes to my work that I needed to in order to speed it up and crank it out. I realized it was too personal and that I was not willing to make that kind of sacrifice in order to produce for profit. Profit from my art would have to come later... maybe even after I died. So I began designing clothing again (check out my other Etsy shop, BajaSoul) and now only paint for myself. SoulCage is my way of sharing the work that is ready to be seen. Thank you for letting me share... Please dont hesitate to message me, I love to hear what your thoughts are and have found over the years that my work often has a deeper impact in ways I would have never expected. For me it is a healing process, a way to grow, to find the truth and see the beauty inside.
Owner, Artist, Painter / Sculptor
Being raised in an extremely religious home without a television. I had to find my own entertainment. At 5, my mom taught me to sew and brought me to my first oil painting lesson. I lived in my own little world... I still do.
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