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?
- 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:
- Nature, nature, nature.
- Overcoming obstacles.
- Working with various plants and natural remedies.
RYB: When your not creating art, where can we find you?
- 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?
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.