All Things Crafts Blog by Mazzy Blue Studios

It has been a long cold winter… thinking I could escape it, and for the most part I did, my going home to New Mexico for the month of December. Though it did prove to be cold there more than normal and even snowed twice while I was there!!! A rare occasion indeed :)

But I escaped the 25″ of snow reported by neighbours and friends back home on the east coast! So I am thankful for that and so many... Read more
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MazzyBlueStudios (aka Mazzy Blue Studios )
Manassas, VA, US

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Selina Farmer grew up in New Mexico and demonstrated an early talent for drawing and art. Encouraged to explore her talents, she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Upon graduation, she was awarded an internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. In the summer of 2001, she took time off from her work in Washington to accept a full scholarship to Lacoste School of the Arts in the south of France where she studied art and continued to show her work. ~Her work has been published throughout the US and abroad~ Selina’s work has been collected both throughout the Untied States & Abroad. Her work can be found in permanent collections throughout the world. Her work has been described as a “haunting exploration of emotion” and “culturally stimulating”. She works primarily in acrylic, pen and ink, watercolor along with fiber arts. Selina is currently working on the illustration of children’s books along with her painting & creating works from her Fiber Studio. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Artist Statement ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Being blessed with having that of a diverse background – her mother being Cherokee/Irish and her father being Welsh -she had the wonderful opportunity to learn from both cultures and to grow seeing the world on a much larger scale, seeing people as one – no categories, no division, just cultures that make us uniquely their own. That we are all blessed with our own special place on this earth. We are each our own and yet all a part of this great wide world and universe. All of us blessed with the experience of coexistence. This has all become an integral part of the creative process for her. She works to explore her traditions, her culture, and the depths of the human spirit and emotion through a contemporary format. “If one was to look back on our cultural past and see what we have gone through to survive, adapt, and succeed as a people, the mere fact that we still stand strong in our culture after everything that has been imposed upon us throughout time is a major accomplishment in history. Our power is in our knowledge of who we are as a people and what we have to offer to the world. To pass our language, traditions, stories essentially our culture on to the next generation for them to have and hold in their hearts and to live in their spirit. To instill in them the respect for these sacred treasures and through them it will live on and therefore always be. I hope to contribute to this process through my work. Also to draw strength through the education of not only our own culture but through the knowledge and respect of other cultures as well. It is somewhere in the middle of all this that I wish to convey a sense of peace living in harmony with the acknowledgment of our past. I want to reach people on a level of emotion, the one thing not tied or bound by culture, language, religion or race. It’s a much more pure form of communication. Emotion is one of the few things that connect us all together, the one thing we can all relate to. Weather we have an understanding of our emotions or we spend our whole lives trying to hide from them, we are all connected through them. I hope people will see this connection through my work and therefore learn something of themselves and the way they see the world. I want to take the viewer to either a place they can relate to or to a place they have never been. I want the viewer to feel the content, and to know that like in many things there is more to it then what you first see. I want the viewer to be haunted by my work, to give them a moments encounter with that place, that connection with my work, to live somewhere within the depths of their memory.” ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥To learn more about my artwork & life's journey please visit me here♥ ★My Twitter ★My Blog ♥Pass on the Love Everyone!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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