I am a Canadian based mixed media artist with a passion for animals, florals and nature. I started art journaling in 2014 as a fun new way to lift me up when times were stressful. Art is meditation for me.
In the process of creating mixed media art, I lose myself and open myself up to my unique creativity. This form of creating combines several mediums in one single piece of artwork. Sometimes I collage. Sometimes I draw in ink, then paint with acrylic, then add highlights with a Posca pen. Sometimes I add stamps or bits of paper to the piece. With mixed media, anything goes and there is no right way to get to the finished piece. I love the entire process.
What I AM Doing Now
In addition to the standard ABOUT ME, I want to share with you what I am focused on NOW at this point in my life (2020). I am taking the Creatively Fit Coaching program which is attuning me to my creative super powers. I’m learning how to use art as a way to heal and communicate what is going on inside of my inner world, developing a personal painting practice. I am also creating a series of inspirational prints with my storygirl paintings.
I moved to Nova Scotia to be close to the ocean (my first love) and am enjoying the beauty of what this province has to offer. My daughter is 25 (WOW) and we are still close as ever! I’m reading lots of Elizabeth Gilbert and Julie Cameron, and currently listening to Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.
WHAT AM I
Working on Now
I am participating in “Tara Painting Meditation Challenge” and painted my own version of Green Tara, goddess of compassion, to remind me of the healing energy she brings.
Mermaids crave freedom and represent both the abundance of the ocean and the raw fierce power of the seas! We all need the healing power of 🧜♀️energy!
To blossom, the lotus flower must grow through mud and dirty pond water. But it blooms anyway.
“From the mud of adversity grows the lotus of joy.” – Carolyn Marsden
I am Self Love
Positive self love affirmations are a keystone to a healthy, happy and successful life.
Self love affirmations are an amazing tool for feeling better about yourself and your place in the universe.
BLEND OF WHIMSY
with delight. You can’t help but smile when you look at these images. Explore Aly’s mixed media art and let these uplifting images bring joy to your day.