13 years ago I was a workoholic, a career woman with many exciting projects behind me .. an engineer who after the revolution in 1992 joined the first advertising agency in Romania (an American company), who launched “Avantaje” the first colour women’s magazine in Romania, who worked for the first social marketing company in Romania in the HIV/AIDS prevention and was lucky enough to work in Lesotho, Swaziland, Albania on similar projects. But all of this was about to change dramatically and my life was about to take on a completely different direction.
It all started with my father’s terminal illness 13 years ago when my fiancé brought me a painting by numbers kit on one of his many trips to Romania . He doesn’t know why he did that given that arts and crafts were never part of my life as a doer but only as a viewer. What I have discovered was that while painting, hours went by in a flash, that i was able to forget about the painful reality of my father’s fight for his life, the reality of a medical system where humanity and basic care needed to be bought with money and the intense pain and anxiety attacks.
From painting by numbers I “graduated” to postcard size watercolours in a few years, then oil painting, acrylics and through the acrylics to the magical world of mixed media. My creative journey is all about building confidence, about curiosity, about experimentation, pure joy and human connections.
The intuitive process is an amazing teacher and healer … it enables me to peel the layers of conditioning coming from my upbringing, from my experiences, it enables me to explore who I am, to hear the traumas of the past, to connect with like minded people and it inspires me to bring the joy of art and art making to as many people as possible … because art heals souls, people, communities, countries, the world. Art is the catalyst for positive changes! I really believe this! To be continued ......
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