Kirsten Cobabe

Meet Kirsten, artist, dreamer and creator.

 
 

RYB: How and when did art become a part of your life?

KC: I was an artist before I held a brush. 

RYB: How have you seen your art evolve over the years?

KC: Pencil was my first love, as soon as I could pick up a pencil. As an adolescent, I was introduced to oil paint, which then evolved to  working watercolor, encaustic and now mixed media. I have arrived where I always saw my art, which is large, vast, expansive and celestial.

RYB: Currently, what are 3 themes (or aspects) that are influencing your art?

KC:

  • Nature, plants and personal dreams and growth
  • The experience of observing the world shift and change
  • Recent risk taking and stepping into uncomfortable territory

RYB: What are 3 simple pleasures that always bring you inspiration for your art work:

KC: 

  • Nature, nature, nature.
  • Overcoming obstacles.
  • Working with various plants and natural remedies.

RYB: When your not creating art, where can we find you?

KC:

  • Bathing in the sunshine and water, either somewhere totally comfortable, or somewhere totally new. I love stability and adventure.
  • Nestled at home creating potions with my husband.
  • With my friends and family, or within the community.

RYB: When/how did your love for yoga begin?

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KC: During high school, though more intentionally in college. Since then, it's evolved to more of a less physically active process and more real time, real life experience, which can be the most challenging aspect of yoga...until I surrender,

RYB: How has yoga shaped your art?

KC: It is a reminder that we can and do survive and thrive through uncomfortable experiences.

RYB: How has your art shaped your yoga practice?

KC: Life is yoga, yoga is art, art is life...it is all connected.

RYB: What is a dream you would like to manifest in the next 5 years? 

KC: Feeling free and peaceful, and wishing this for all beings everywhere.

RYB: What is the best piece of advice you would tell your younger self? 

KC: Trust yourself Kirsten.

 

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