As someone who begins her studio art practice AFTER a full day at work, taking the time to rest and just breathe can seem like a waste of valuable creative time. However, it turns out taking those moments of rest can be one of the most important thing for creatives to do! For my seventh podcast episode, I share a few thoughts on taking breaks to breathe and recharge in order to benefit your creativity!
Have a wonder-filled week!
Last week I had two different conversations that eventually led to the topic of artists' minds. The consensus is that they are FULL. Full of ideas, that is, and always searching for more. I know during my own day to day encounters and actions, I am constantly in the process of either taking in new ideas or thinking about/building on old ideas. It seems like some ideas need to sit and percolate longer than others, but eventually they all seem to find there way back out into the world-- as a part of a new work of art, a conversation, or perhaps as a simple fleeting thought.
For this week's podcast episode, I decided to focus on the power and importance of our thoughts. Enjoy!
Anyone who is familiar with my work knows that bears tend to make fairly regular appearances in my mixed media paintings. What can I say? I like bears. They're fun to paint, perfect for hugs, and my go-to larger animal when stars need to be caught, or a character needs a lift--and, until a few months ago, I hadn't given much thought to any deeper reason behind my bear fascination.
In this podcast episode, I discuss my thoughts and experiences with bears--including some very real bear encounters!
Have a great shortened week! (Thanks, Labor Day!)
Welcome to the whimsical world of Tara Pappas' mixed media art! Thank you for stopping by to view samples of my work and read a little about my adventures as an artist. I am always looking for new ways to connect and grow as an artist, so would love to hear from you if you have any questions or interests in a particular piece. I hope that my work brings you inspiration and joy!