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Tell us a bit about yourself….

My name is Elizabeth Fieler and I also go by Lizzybel. Most importantly, I am a mother to two amazing, beautiful, young ladies. I work hard for a living and enjoy playing on my time off. Art is a huge part of every aspect of my life. I specialize in charcoal portraiture and figurative work and hope to transcend my charcoal series of checkered bodies into sculptural work soon.

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

Lately, my biggest inspiration has been to see change happening with myself. I enjoy growing, learning and morphing. I’m inspired because I wanna see how far I can push and how much I can pull. I don’t know my future, but I love wondering what it will be. As I create my work, I find myself meditating as I focus. I have time to focus and think, visualize what I need and want for myself and my kids. Art, for me, is therapuetic and rewarding on so many levels in my life. Once I complete a series, and I get to share that with my community, it brings fulfillment on many levels and inspires me to create more and more. Seems to be a positive cycle.

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

On a more specific level, I’ve been working on photo-realistic charcoal pieces for about three years now. I started it because I knew it was a more difficult medium to work with and I wanted to master it. I also fell in love with drawing because I feel it is the root of ALL art. I knew eventually I would figure out exactly what I want it to grow into….. right now, it’s slowly morphing into working with light and shadows.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

Ultimately, I want my children to learn from whatever I do. For them to know that if they do what they are passionate about, they can accomplish whatever they wish for. Yes, it sounds cheesy, but it’s so incredibly true. I also just hope that with my talent, I can make some kind of impact. Maybe it be challenging people’s beliefs, creating new perspectives in people, challenging people to think philosophically, or something of that nature. To know that an impact like that has been made on other people through my art, would be incredible.

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

I very much enjoy philosophy, theoretical physics, astronomy, reading and wine. Haha, yes, wine.  🙂    I truly enjoy being around friends and family. I like laughing everyday and I like over analyzing things.  🙂

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

I heard about ArtLoveMagic through a friend and immediately asked for an internship with the organization. I totally wanted to learn all about what they do, how they work and everything else amazing about them! Since then, I have done several shows with ArtLoveMagic and continue to do volunteer work. There is always such amazing, positive energy around this group….

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

http://www.lizzybel.com

I also have a show at TCC Northwest Campus, Lakeview Gallery up until November 3rd, 2012.

How can someone contact you?

lizzybel82@gmail.com

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

I am Anastasia Tillman (Stasi). I am 13 years old. I draw and dance. My goal in life is to give glory to the Lord, Jesus Christ, and to touch people’s hearts through my art.

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

God inspires me to create. Watching masters of art perfect their craft and share their creativity gives me desire to improve. I have had amazing teachers who help me improve artistically.

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

I have been drawing and painting for 11 years. I have been drawing in pencil for the past two and a half years. Ever since I could remember I always wanted to draw, and draw, and draw! I used to wake up early in the morning and sit down at the coffee table and draw for hours. God gave me love for this art.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I want my art to glorify God, who is the perfect Creator of this world’s beauty. As an artist, my greatest honor and achievement would be to come as close as posssible to reflecting His originally perfected creation.

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

I am a ballerina.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

I participated in Marinela Talent. It was an amazing first experience.

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

GivingGodGlory.org

How can someone contact you?

By calling Olga (Stasi’s Mom) at 714-356-6093
By sending email to bondservant@givinggodglory.org
By visiting GivingGodGlory.org
By liking Facebook page at facebook.com/GivingGodGloryStasi

Stasi was introduced to ArtLoveMagic by Jason Kinney, who is now Stasi’s teacher. Kathryn Petroff taught Stasi before him while she lived in Texas. She now resides in Colorado. Read Kathryn Petroff’s blog next!

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Tell us a bit about yourself….

Hi there! My name is Jody Pham, and I’m a freelance illustrator. I live in Dallas with my husband, and our two tuxedo cats.

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

I’m inspired by so many things- underwater creatures, big cities, space, heartache, avante garde fashion, mythology, anatomy, nature, medical anomalies, horror films, the minimalist aesthetic, beautiful strangers, art deco architecture..to name a few. I’m also incredibly driven by all the creative people in my life.

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

I’ve been drawing since I was three years old, and never stopped. As a child, a particular trip to the Ramses Exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum really sparked my love of precise lines and geometric patterns. I remember thinking Queen Nefertiti’s swan-like neck was the most beautiful thing I had ever laid eyes on. My father is also a natural with pen and ink. I like to think I inherited it from him.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

I strive to bring a sense of curiosity and whimsy to those who view my work. I especially love doing my tangled “collages” that really force the viewer to take a step closer and explore it. At first glance it may appear to be a mess of black and white, but upon closer inspection I’ve buried strands of DNA, a small cityscape, a swan, cryptic initials, jellyfish, all inside of unassuming monochromatic flora. I also feel that traditional methods of creating are quickly becoming such a lost art, especially among illustrators. I love that in my small way I can help preserve it.

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

I love traveling, cooking for my friends and family, video games, reading (thrillers, horror, community development, true crime, cross-cultural studies, sociology, race and ethnic relations), taking photos, visiting museums, learning new things, volunteering, writing letters, and embarking on adventures with my husband.

What was your first experience with ArtLoveMagic?

My first experience with ArtLoveMagic was at Underground this past February. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience, and gave me a glimpse into the passion and hard-work that ArtLoveMagic puts into everything they do. I met so many amazing people, and in the process, worked through my stage fright. Up until then, I had only drawn in front of my husband and a handful of my closest friends. Having hundreds of people watching me do my favorite thing was just surreal. I’ll never forget that night.

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

Blog: www.thelandbetweensolarsystems.com

Portfolio: www.behance.com/jodypham

Etsy Shop: www.jodypham.etsy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Jody-Pham/100336925529

How can someone contact you?

I can be reached via email at jodysauce@gmail.com, or reached through the “contact” tab on my blog.

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Tell me a little bit about yourself…

I am Gennifer Tannehill. Firstly and lastly, I am a painter. However, I do keep a day job :p. I am a paralegal for a Criminal Defense attorney in Johnson County and find it quite a stimulating choice in contrast to the ever silent meditation I find in creating. It compliments my mind well to have an equal balance of both worlds.

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

The simple act of existence is by far the most to inspire me. The energy that we are, we are constantly in a state of creation. Inspiration could take hold of me by a mood or by something as simple as opening my eyes in the morning. All I need is a flicker or flame somewhere, that can be hidden in anything, or anyone.

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

My first experience, memorable experience rather, was in Kindergarten. I realized pretty quickly that it was perfect for my quiet, reserved nature. I fell for it quite magnificently.

What do you ultimately want to accomplish with your talent?

If I can provoke feeling in someone that they did not know they had in them to feel, if I can have someone take away the images I’ve manifested and in even a small way, change their perspective on something in an unexpected way, then I would say THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!
On a simpler level however, I would greatly enjoy to have studios set up in a few larger cities. A haven of sorts. I have a wandering heart, a need to be, a need to go. To be able to travel in combination with creating in a new environment constantly would be supreme for me.

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

Get in it! Do it because you love it. Do it because you love yourself. It’s what you are so let it be all over you when you even walk down a street, enter a room or lay your head down to sleep at night. Be it. It’s you.

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

I used to, quite obnoxiously, draw dozens of pictures, of anything really, dinosaurs, cartoons, people, other animals, and I would take them to show my parents. I showed them every single one. I finally realized that after about the 20th picture that I was probably a little over zealous about the whole thing and maybe getting on their nerves, but they always smiled and congratulated me and encouraged me to keep going. So I have. 🙂

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

http://www.facebook.com/heliusbanter

or

helius.banter@yahoo.com


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