Meet Kirsten, artist, dreamer and creator.
RYB: How and when did art become a part of your life?
KM: I was an artist before I held a brush, like every one of us.
RYB: How have you seen your art evolve over the years?
KM: 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 with watercolor, encaustic and now mixed media. I have arrived where I always saw my art, which is expansive, oceanic and celestial.
RYB: Currently, what are 3 themes (or aspects) that are influencing your art?
- Nature, plants, personal dreams and growth.
- Recent risk taking and stepping into new territory.
- The experience of observing the world shift and evolve.
RYB: What are 3 simple pleasures that always bring you inspiration for your art work:
- Water and sky.
- Integrating obstacles.
- Incorporating plants and natural remedies daily.
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 both stability and adventure and every step in between.
- 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?
KM: 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?
KM: It is a reminder that we can and do survive and thrive through uncomfortable experiences.
RYB: How has your art shaped your yoga practice?
KM: 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?
KM: Feeling free and peaceful...and sharing this with the world. At our core, this is more us than anything we can put our finger on, or identify.
RYB: What is the best piece of advice you would tell your younger self?
KM: Trust yourself. Trust the unfolding.