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The Heart Artist shares her personal story
This piece was created in August of 2009. I was taking a class on “The Way to Happiness” (Link below) at the time, and was rediscovering parts of myself that had forgotten about for a very long time. It was that childlike, carefree, playful self that had gotten drowned by the demands of adulthood. You know the one I am talking about. That BEAUTIFUL, childlike spirit in each one of us. Simple, carefree, wise, honest, impeccable integrity, and is basically a creative soul, that soul that has no expectations of self, other than to be. You know that one I am talking about, the one that is about 5 years old and sits in a classroom creating an art project and doesn’t have any voices telling him what he is doing is dumb, but rather, just he as himself creating beauty, life and positivity. When you tap into that man, you are tapping into pure certainty of who you are, where you’re headed, and the how you will get there, all boils down to the simplicity of knowing that you will.
Perfect Blend. What is it really? We all define the perfect blend for living in our coffee, our wine, in how we dress, the music we listen to, the careers we are in, the causes we support, the amount of pleasure and adventures we add to our lives. And when we don’t feel the perfect blend, we feel discontented, unhappy, disorganized and displeased with the quality of our life. Sometimes we get innovative on how to bring more inspiration and love to our lives.
The cool thing about life is that every day, we get a chance to turn a new leaf in the pages of our lives. Our thoughts are inspired by many things, our environment, the people we hang out with, the job we go to everyday… and sometimes, the chatter of the past haunts us, like chains around our feet, we strive & struggle for a bright future.
This piece represents more to me than meets the eye, but rather, an explosive positive energy that strikes at the heart and soul, my child self, every time I look at it.
In one glance, it reminds me that life is simple, that keeping my word once granted is very important to me, that following my heart despite all the negative chatter in the world is valuable and vital to my success, to love myself first, and to be innovative when it feels like I have come to a dead end.
For most, last year was one of the roughest years. So many people continued to lose their home, jobs, marriages. Just when you thought it would all stabilize out, another economic tragedy gave way on the news; ads for food stamps on national TV, tragedies in climate changes & tireless nights of working to make ends meet.
This piece was created in a moment of pure innocence. I never intended to share it with anyone, kind of my way to protect my child. It was in this journey that I recovered a very personal part of myself as an artist that I had lost along the way.
While listening to Italian music, using scraps of paper, stencils, grass, torn up pages from the booklet, The Way to HappinessTM, while expressively finger painting, pasting handmade paper, stamping and tearing, all the while quietly creatively pushing all my self doubt away, like my 5 year old self, cheer leading me on, with no expectations and no limitations and with wild abandon I passionately & selfishly created it for me and me alone! And this was truly the first piece I had created for me since I my very first piece of art in kindergarten.
I give to you a portion of my inner child’s heart and soul. I hope that it uplifts and inspires you.
I am happy to say that I am not only offering this piece of my heart, but also for the first time, offering mixed media poetry classes & workshops to individuals, families, couples and children. I have two locations on in Marin and one in Campbell. I will be creating these classes by appointment only. Please let me know if you are interested in either. You Can call or email me 408) 370-7278 I have a few spots available for upcoming workshops.
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Much love to you!
Debbie Marie Arambula, Heartist
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