Emily Joyce is an enamelist, jewelry maker, and sculptor. As a former student and then teacher, she finds inspiration in the learning experience. Her nostalgia for childhood blurs the line between play and learning. In her work, this is a mixture of protractors and playgrounds, composition notebooks and a passed note in school.[Read more…] about Creative People: Emily Joyce
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
Judy Pickett is an artist who combines cyanotype printmaking and encaustic painting to create her botanical artwork. Based in Orlando, she harnesses the light of the Florida sun to create her solar-powered work. When life threw her a curveball, she turned to creativity to keep her grounded. A few years later when she became an empty nester, she found herself returning to her creative work to simultaneously find comfort and push herself out of her comfort zone.[Read more…] about Creative People: Judy Pickett
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