Thank you for joining me here at Lilac Lane Livery.
My name is Jean and I am a self taught mixed media artist.
I have been making art in one form or another from childhood. Coming from a long line of auction, flea market and junk store goers, I love all things vintage.
I collect old buttons, seam binding, crocheted and tatted laces. I love to tea stain, distress and tear it up!
You will even find me painting and sewing. I am a creative. I am a fixer and a healer.
One of the things I've learned over my years of transforming into an artist is that it is one of the best forms of therapy.
Therapy for what you may ask?
Well, in a few words, therapy for your soul. Art helps you survive, it helps you live through the pain and depression. It helps alleviate all that pent up tension. Most beautifully, art helps you to turn what is negative into something positive.
I am by no means and an accredited doctor or therapist so take this information as you will.
However, I do suffer from depression, anxiety and pain. All of which I have daily bouts with. So, I can tell you from my own personal experience how art has helped me.
I, as a believer and a trusted advocate, will share with you my artful journey and perhaps create in you the desire to make beautiful things too.
You may also be wondering what special skills you need?
Art is about you, the creative. You create from your heart. What I will 'teach' you is how to use what you feel as inspiration.
I hope you love my art and creations as much as I love sharing them with you!
Now lets get ready to Art on!