Rachel is an author/ illustrator who works under the pen name Prints Marin, or P. Marin for short. The name was inspired by her son, whose birth also inspired her to pick up a pen and follow her dream of writing children’s books. She has a knack for delivering deep life messages about creativity, friendship and belonging through her watercolor illustrations. I asked about what inspires her creative work and she shared this story.[Read more…] about Creative People: P. Marin
Carol Phillips is a fine artist from the U.K. Her artistic practice is based in Chaos Theory, harnessing the wind to create drawings that are pure energy. Although they are not meaning-based, they are certainly meaning-full, rich with emotion and poignancy. One of her most recent pieces, the second to last image below, is an emotional punch to the gut once you discover what its hieroglyphs actually mean.
I hope you enjoy her unique and powerful work and the story it tells.[Read more…] about Creative People: Carol Phillips
Pauline Jennings is a contemporary dance choreographer based in Jericho, Vermont. Like all creatives in the performing arts, she faced profound challenges during the pandemic, being unable to perform publicly and separated from collaborators. In addition, she lost a critical component of her creative process during the shutdown: connection to others. She shifted by creating the Quarantine Dance Project, a collaborative set of 40 improv pieces/ 400 images exploring her relationship to space within her own home.
Here is her story.[Read more…] about Creative People: Pauline Jennings
As many of you know, Alan and I live on a farm. While it’s no longer the operation it once was, it has given me a special affection for those who grow and raise food for a living – especially those who do so in a sustainable way. While I tend to feature artists on this site, I can’t think of a more essential creative profession than those who literally sustain their communities.[Read more…] about Creative People: Kevin & Kristyn Henslee
Alethea Bodine is a performing artist, educator, and facilitator of all things authentic. You can tell when you look at her: the energy she exudes as she moves through space, the awareness of her demeanor, the extra depth she adds to a conversation. I met her just before the pandemic, and watched with a twinge of sadness as the past year added layers of plexiglass and distance between us.[Read more…] about Creative People: Alethea Bodine