Creativity and Joy Are What Fuels Me.
What fuels you?
I hope that you find as much joy in working with, owning, and living with my artwork as I have had in creating it for you.
JCanz Studio, Colorado Springs, CO
I’m fortunate, I have been allowed to be creative.
As a child I was taught sewing and needlework from my mother and sang in choirs through most of my schooling. Through adolescence and early adulthood I found “acceptable” outlets for my creativity—sewing, music, costume design, theater arts, writing.
I married a musician and continued in this vein of creativity as a hobby. My “real career” was in publishing.
I was laid off from my publishing job and took up mosaic work as a career move. In teaching mosaic techniques for beginners and intermediate students I discovered that not everyone was allowed their creative outlets. They were either squashed in childhood or not encouraged as they grew up.
And it’s not right that this happens.
Each of us is a creative person. How that creativity is expressed is different for each but it is a vital part of our soul to have that outlet.
whether through outlets, hobbies, and other forms of active time can combat depression and anxiety, improve problem-solving and eye/hand coordination, and keep us healthier as we age.
In making my own art I attempt to enhance the lives of my patrons by infusing them with the joy I have in my mosaic work. It is my hope is that this joy allows them to move in their creative growth as well.
As you look over my artwork, mosaic art supplies for sale, and other projects shown in this web site, take time to look at some of the mosaic kits and other materials available.
If you don’t enjoy the process of mosaics, don’t take it up. But give yourself permission to play with some form of Creative and visual arts. Dance, draw, knit, sing, but participate in something that brings you joy.