My time hop has been sending me pictures from four years ago when I started to give priority to my creativity. It is interesting to see where I started and where I am at now. That being said my over dreams and value of my art have not changed.
I started this as a way to track my growth and to be more committed and share what findings with whoever was interested. You can check out some of my original blog posts here at Taking Flight. I would say at this point there is no turning back for me. Art and creativity are as important to me as breathing. If I don't get to create, I am not a happy mama.
I feel more confident in my creativity, I can find the images within myself more and more, rather than searching for outside inspiration (usually meaning pinterest, which sucks me in for hours). I feel my own style developing.
I started with online classes with Alissa Burke, which led me to Traci Beautista, Carla Sonheim, and Journal Girl. From there I stumbled upon Tamara Laporte (willowing) whom I instantly fell in love with, her style, personality and healing aspects to her art inspire me and made me dream that someday I could so something similar. In fact I dreamed the other day that she visiting my home, and we were going to teach a class together...maybe someday <3. Tam's class, Lifebook, introduced me to many, many artists which eventually led me to Shiloh Sophia McCloud and the Colour of Woman training.
My dream is to someday have an art studio-uptown, in the valley, or in the middle of no where to host classes and retreats, and paint until I can't paint anymore. I love to travel and host retreats around the world too! I want my classes to be more than learning a technique, I want them to be a self exploration, something healing, or informing about who we are.
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.