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Saturday, September 9, 2017

A Post About Finding My Art Voice...

Today's Blog Nudge from Ms. Effy Wild is to share something you’ve created that feels like it’s a part of your autobiography.  Effy's blog post today is about "No Mud, No Lotus" and this reminded me of one  of my very favorite quotes from Maya Angelou:

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

One of my first Art journal pages

For me Maya's quote was the first step in my realizing that the ugliness of my past didn't make ME ugly, but rather the struggle to overcome all that ugliness actually ended up making me Beautiful! 

An Early Attempt at Mixed Media

The next step was allowing myself to "make art" and realizing that it was okay to let my beauty shine through my art.  Sound obvious and easy doesn't it... but that is not the case!  I felt like I was that butterfly FIGHTING to shed it's cocoon all over again.

My Fairy Art Mother, Lifebook 2013, Lesson  #1
It wasn't until 2013 when I was working on my first Lifebook lesson creating "My Fairy Art Mother" when I made that breakthrough.  After that whenever I looked at her I would remember... 

 "You Are A Beautiful Soul and it's OKAY to let your beauty shine through your art."

My Lifebook 2015 - Lesson #1
And I still have to remind myself of this even today, but it is getting easier and easier to Just Do IT...
My Lifebook 2016- Lesson #23 with Amy Grant
and to stop agonizing over every decision I make.  Playing in my Art Journal really helps with that and with my confidence as an artist because that is where I allow myself to Just Be Me and I am liking more and more what I am seeing as I try and find my own Artistic Voice...
Grafitti Roses - An Original Canvas by ME - Lynne Mizera
I am still learning  my craft and trying to find my style and my Art Voice... but following wonderful artists's like Ms. Effy Wild and Ms. Tamara Laporte really helps me... 
An Original Canvas By Lynne Mizera - Artist
Thank you Yet Again Ms. Effy Wild for another wonderful "blog nudge" and for sharing your own experiences so eloquently that it makes it easier for the rest of us to share too!

With Love From My Heart To Yours,
Lynne Mizera 

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  1. My favorite is the graffiti rose! I loved a walk through your art time! Beautiful work. Frame it!

  2. I love the visuals of how your art voice is evolving! "The Beautiful Soul" piece is gorgeous to me. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your journey.

  3. Your Art Voice is both melodic and tragic, like an Opera, filled with highs and lows which transport the onlooker.
    Your snapshots read like a Life journey through so many landscapes I feel well travelled and educated as I see them. Brava!

  4. Lynne your work is beautiful,have a fabulously spirited style, I agree with you regarding the amazing teachers out there and thank you for reminding of the wonderful process art and creativity is, it was gorgeous seeing your confidence growing in your art ❤️

  5. Lynne, thank you so much for sharing your art and that wonderful quote from Maja Angelou! It does look like you are finding your own voice in your work. I love all of what you share but mostly, I love the original ones. Your beauty is shining through <3

  6. Lynne, your art is absolutely beautiful! Tam is also a wonderful teacher.
    Loved reading your post <3

  7. Oh your work is just wonderful honey! I love it. Keep on keeping on, you are a light in the world, an inspiration to us all... <3


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