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My name is Brandy Collins and I am a mixed media artist. I primarily work with acrylics, collage and ink. My works have been exhibited in festivals such as Deep Ellum Arts festival and Underground. I have
also shown my work at the Jeanette Kennedy Gallery.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

Inspired by nature, music, culture, movies and the human experience.

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Since childhood.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

To experiment with new mediums, continue to share my art with the public, and always hold sacred my time for creativity.

Outside of your artistry, what other interests do you have?

I’m a busy working mom, and I love life in general. There’s so much excitement out there. So many things to do, places to see, and friends to make. ūüôā

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

It was meeting amazing new creative friends at an Art and Coffee. My first show a few years ago, I remember I focused on Day of the Dead folk art after inspiration I drew from a trip to Mexico.

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do?

http://www.brandycollinsart.com

How can someone contact you?

Brandco78@yahoo.com

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As a free spirited, self-taught artist, Sarah Zamora’s vibrant, bold style of mixed media artwork leaves an¬†impression.

Sarah’s mixed media artwork draws from a sense of imagination and
exploration found within herself, and her work has sprung from the process of discovery.

Sarah thrives on creativity in all aspects of life; including found object art, sewing, organic gardening, murals, and mail art. She is a dedicated wife and passionate mother residing in N. Fort Worth, Texas.

As you have grown within your talent, what inspires you to create?

As a self-taught artist I rely on instincts, emotions, and whims to guide my work, and therefore my inspiration is a combination of an active imagination, zany personality, and a bit of manic energy. ¬†The curiosity of new processes through personal experimentation is a driving factor in my work; I constantly play with a variety of media and subjects, discovering new techniques and figuring things out along the way. ¬†I create because I was created to do so; my daily thoughts are fueled by ideas…if only there were more hours in the day to bring them all to life.

 

 

How long have you been producing your craft and why did you begin this form of expression?

Like many artists, I have had a passion for the creative arts from a very young age. As a child and teen, my focus was on performance in theater and music, but an obsession for painting was fueled in 2003, and I haven’t put down a paintbrush since.

I find so much freedom in a blank canvas and raw supplies; that exploration of just ‘playing with’ those materials propels a sense of discovery that’s addictive to me. I’m not typically a planner with most of my work, there are no sketches or measurements, I just like to begin, and see where it ends up.

 

 

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

My top 5 personal motivations are being unique, original, artistic, creative, and economical. ¬†That pretty much sums up my ideal art as well: I think everyone should own original art. ¬†Beautiful things change your environment, your mood, your outlook. When I can create something that another person connects with, there is something fantastic that happens; a truth, a bond. ¬†Part of me that can’t be expressed with words is validated, shared, and transferred. ¬†That’s the goodness, that’s the whole point of it all.

 

As one of Dallas’ amazing artists, what advice would you offer to the next generation of creative females?

Be yourself. Play, explore, learn. Look to the successes of others for inspiration, but make your work your own, not the imitation of others. Ask for help when you need it, but do what comes naturally to you. Be honest. To truly be content in your creations, it must come from a sense of passion within yourself, not of the desire to please others or the pursuit of profit.

Find a personal vision, and follow it.

 

 

Do you have a specific childhood memory that has inspired your life as an artist?

I remember drawing and doodling. ¬†Constantly. ¬†I would hang drawings up all over my white walls, bringing inspiration. ¬†I remember as a teenager balking at the standard ‘handwriting’ we were supposed to copy, and delighting in creating my own fonts and scripts, bending the ‘rules’ to make it my own. ¬†I have always embellished the ordinary, ‘doodling’ along the edges. ¬†I started with margins, and progressively took over larger spaces. ¬†I despised any creativity that had rules — which is why sewing wasn’t fun, I didn’t want to follow the patterns of someone else! ¬†I’m too much of a free-spirit for that. ¬†I’m blessed to have parents who supported my creative drive.

 

What web address can one go to to view more of what you do and contact you?

http://www.facebook.com/originalyouth

http://www.originalyouth.com

twitter.com/originalyouth

http://www.youtube.co/user/TheOriginalYouth

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OriginalYouth

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