Letting Go Of Perfection


One of the many things off my to-do list this week is to work on pieces that will soon go into my Etsy store. I don't have an exact opening date yet but it will be very soon.

 

One of my favorite subjects to paint is flowers. I love how everyone can look at the same flower but when it comes to interpretation, each outcome is so unique.

I suppose it is like that with everything, however, it just seems more pronounced when I am in the creative process.

Although sometimes I do choose to work solely from my imagination, often I will focus on a photograph. It is here I get to decide what parts will make it into my drawing and exactly how that will look.

Generally speaking I prefer a more abstract or whimsical appearance as opposed to realism. Years ago I followed a more realistic approach and while that was enjoyable, it just didn't feel like me. 

 

I love to bring in imagery and colors that can't be found in everyday living. You know the stuff that makes us smile. :)

 

I think making the sort of art that I do allows me to embrace what I had previously seen in myself as imperfection. Did I mention that I came into this lifetime as a perfectionist? Lol, well I have tried. I actually tried for so long that I lived a good part of my life disappointed with what I wasn't able to achieve.

That being said, I can say that it's such a wonderful feeling to be able to share all of myself in the most authentic way. It relieves any struggle with trying to be something that I'm clearly not. 

 

At the end of the day, whether I'm painting or not, I know that I am still me; quirky, silly, curious and that's a pretty good thing.

 

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.

 

Sam's illustrations have been featured at Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 

 

Art doesn't stop at illustration or painting for this quirky gal. New textile art will be available this year!

 

The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.

 

Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 

 

Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.

 

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