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 (2021). 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 launched my first online course Painting Joy with Elephant and will continue to build on my painting joy series.
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. I love drinking coffee in the morning, being with my dog Lulu and learning every day how to appreciate simple things.
WHAT AM I
Working on Now
After watching My Octopus Teacher, I was compelled to paint my version of Octopus. It is to remind me to be flexible, creative and accept the unpredictabe nature of life.
A series of online courses to give you an opportunity to practice relaxation and its benefits through a series of guided meditations and easy painting.
When a bird opens its wings to soar freely, they let go of all their worries. I am creating a three video micro course using bird as my symbol to represent joy and tranquilty which is the premise of my new online series.
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.
Fall River, Nova Scotia, CANADA
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.