Spiritinme's Interview By DinghySailor 1

Inspiration

As part of the wonderful thread of interviews throughout redbubble I am truly delighted to share this amazing interview with the talented artist and very special Spiritinme
whose wonderful spirit and creativity shine through in her lovely presence on red bubble.

Her answers to my questions follow below

How does being a creative person and pursuing your creativity affect other aspects of your life?

I love to create and bring joy to others through my work, but at times it takes me away from the people I love. It is also an escape for me, because when I am working ( or playing in my eyes ;))) ) I become an ARTIST? How funny that word seems to me! Anyway, I become very involved and time truly slips away. When I am working on a project (editing) , I do not want to stop and at times that is just not possible. So when it comes time to eat, I’d rather play and be back in nature where I feel comfort and love.

Then there are the give always. If someone likes something I’ve done, I usually at some point give it to them, but it has to be personalized somehow for them. I love to make people smile, so I give it away, and then I smile. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

My obsession with my camera can’t be helped. I drive people crazy, but the outcome is always appreciated. I like to photograph everything and everybody, taking my camera everywhere, shooting randomly at the beauty around me. One thing I know for sure is that the more I create, the more beauty I see, feel, hear, taste, and smell. The world is my favorite color.

Tell us about one person or moment that has made your time on redbubble particularly special or meaningful?

I could never, would never be able to pick a single person, but I can tell you of the moment that has left an impression on my heart of unconditional love and support that to this day over-whelms me. You know what that is. Anyone reading this knows what it is. It is the day I unveiled my self portrait, “Endangered Species” along with my illness to RedBubble. The outpouring of love and support I received and am still to this day receiving has touched my soul in a way that can’t be put into words I feel so very blessed to have found each and everyone.of you here. This place is so very special because it’s not just about the art, but also the human spirit.

Show & tell us about five works on redbubble that have moved or inspired you?

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

1: i LOVE ALL OF BARSSEL’S WORK AND THROUGH HIS ART MY DREAMS BECAME MORE VIVID. THERE WERE SEVERAL, BUT ONE TIME A FEW MONTHS BACK, ADE PRODUCED AN IMAGE OF A HORSE AND A BEAUTIFUL NAKED WOMAN. I LOVE HORSES, AND TO RIDE BARE-BAKED AND NAKED ON A HORSE THROUGH THE NATURE GOD CREATED IS SO SURREAL. JUST RECENTLY ADE POSTED…”THE WHOLE WORLD CAN CHANGE IN A MINUTE” WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORDS…… AND AGAIN MY HEART STOPPED. SUCH A SPIRITUAL MOMENT, AS IF IT WERE FOR ME. IF I CAN DREAM, JUST DREAM, FOR I AM NEVER IN A WHEELCHAIR IN MY DREAMS! i AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY ARTISTS WHO MAKE MY DRAMS COME TRUE, HERE AT REDBUBBLE.

Force, Never………….. by
Barsell

and his The whole world can change in a minute

2: SHINING THROUGH MY SOLITUDE BY VanSnUG IS A BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATION BETWEEN A FANTASTIC WRITER, AND PHOTOGRAPHER. I HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY THIS ARTIST IN SEVERAL WAYS THROUGH HIS WORDS AS WELL AS HIS ART. HE’S SOMEONE I DON’T EVEN KNOW AND DEDICATED 2 WORKS OF ART TO ME, WHICH I AM HUMBLED BY AND IN AWE OF. SHALL I SAY, HE ROCKS MY WORLD!

Shining Through My Solitude a collaboration between VanSnuG and Amber Elizabeth Fromm

3: SO MUCH TALENT IN ONE PERSON CAN BRING OUT THE GREEN EYED MONSTER IN ME! I HAVE GREEN EYES, BUT I’M USUALLY NOT A MONSTER :) MIRROR BALL #2 BY Jan Stead JEMproductions IS A BREATHTAKING IMAGE OF A MACRO DROP OF WATER. IT’S NOT JUST THE DROP, BUT WHAT YOU SEE IN THAT DROP SO CLEARLY THAT BRINGS THIS IMAGE TO LIFE. WHEN I SAW THIS SPECTACULAR PIECE I WAS CERTAIN THAT THE HAND OF GOD WAS WORKING RIGHT THROUGH HER. THEN I READ SOME OF JAN’S WRITING AND AM INSPIRED BY HOW MUCH SHE GIVES THE WORLD THROUGH HER ART, WRITINGS AND CONTINUAL SUPPORT! REDBUBBLE IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER HERE, BUT NOT AS LUCKY AS THOSE OF US WHO KNOW HER AND LOVE HER FOR THE PERSON SHE IS.

mirror ball #2

by Jan Stead JEMproductions

4: MY VISION BY JAN LANDERS IS ANOTHER INSPIRING WORK ABOUT PEACE. .”PEACE IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL” IS THE QUOTE ON THE IMAGE WITH A WRITING THAT SHE WROTE ON THE EVE OF HER 55TH BIRTHDAY. THE IMAGE STRIKING AND HER MESSAGE CLEAR AND TRUE SHOWED ME THE CORE OF HER BEING. A BEAUTIFUL SOUL ,WHO WITH THAT IMAGE , MADE ME LOOK A LITTLE DEEPER INTO MYSELF AND HELPED ME TO GROW. EMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY INDEED.

My Vision by Jan Landers

Jan Landers

5: AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, RICHARD VEAL’S PURPLE ON BLACK. YES, RICHARD SHOWING HIS FEMININE ,SIDE AS ONE OF HIS GROUPIES STATED, IS SIMPLE ELEGANCE WITH FLAIR. YES, RICHARD HAS GROUPIES AND I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM ONE OF THEM. WITH A FANTASTIC PORTFOLIO AND A HEART OF GOLD, I AM GLAD THAT I FOUND HIM HERE.

Purple on Black by Richard Veal

WITH THAT BEING SAID, MY EYES FILLING WITH TEARS, I WANT TO THANK YOU, MY DEAR MAGGIE, FOR ASKING ME TO DO THIS INTERVIEW. YOU WILL NEVER FULLY KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME, AND I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK YOU (AND MAKE YOU TYPE MORE :) YOU HAVE TAKEN ME ON SUCH WONDERFUL IMAGINARY JOURNEYS THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. YOU WERE ONE OF MT 1ST FRIENDS HERE ALONG WITH HILARY, MAR, ADE, AND BRIAN. I DON’T KNOW HOW I EVEN FOUND REDBUBBLE, BUT WITH THE SUPPORT OF SO MANY OF YOU, I AM SO BLESSED THAT I DID. I FEEL SURROUNDED BY SUPPORT AND LOVE FROM AROUND THE WORLD! YOU ARE ALL AMAZING TO ME AND GOD WILL BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR HELPING ME ON MY JOURNEY TO HIS ARMS!

Maggie : What can I say…. Simply a HUGE thank you dear Cyn for such a very special and touching sharing of your personal thoughts and taking us on an amazing journey round your very special favourites :))

This especially touched me….
One thing I know for sure is that the more I create, the more beauty I see, feel, hear, taste, and smell

You are a wonderful person, friend artist and writer and i just feel so honoured and privileged to know you and am so happy that you agreed to do this…

Maggie
:))))))))

PS Now its your turn Cyn to find two of your choice to interview – its fun!
I’ll even offer to do your links ….. teehee ;)

Journal Comments

  • brirose55
  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
  • kcphotography
  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
  • Wanda Raines
  • Jodie Elchah
  • hilarydougill
  • dinghysailor1
  • hcroft
  • Spiritinme