Hi, my name is Alyssa. My purpose in life is to create things with my hands. I prefer these things to be well cherished and one of a kind.
Creation is the fabric of our lives and creativity gives you unbound access to life's possibilities. For this reason I am not an artist that fits in a box like most. I will try anything, and to be honest, most likely succeed. It is the faith in myself, and my given ability that allows me to access the expanded part of our minds that can be shut off by life's rules and cultural expectations. I am blind to all other expectations of "reality" while I create and this mind-set becomes a meditation that is something spiritual in and of itself. No subject matter is off limits and I have a long and growing list of mediums I am proficient in.
A different subject or medium, a different person or place, different colors or sizes - I do not discriminate. I believe in equality to the fullest extent. Buddhism, Taoism, and many other spiritual practices have taught me that it is not about the achieving of things but the achievement in our own connection to our truest self. To me, this is each our individual responsibility as a human because of our inherit connection that binds each of our own happiness to that of the other (being anything and everything of which we interact with). Every decision has an impact and so I try to make every decision mindfully. I hope to teach more about the practice of mindfulness and expand people's perspective on what it means to be a part of this world with unconditional love because of the undoubted effects on the universe at large.
In the spirit of teaching love - I find the best way I can do that is by answering people's requests for personalized artwork. I couldn't ask for more than the knowing that my art has direct value and meaning in someones life and that my work is cherished now and even future relatives or friends yet to come. Because, what is art except a energetic keepsake of things present that will become past? Art is a beautiful capsule holding the energy of these illustrated beings. Because of this I love engaging with my customer to learn more about the people, places, animals, etc that I spend hours on hours meditating over in the process of my work. I think about these beings and their energy presence that is with us now - because I am here, living it, hearing their story, physically marking the world in their/its honor and giving it physical life through my hands. I am honored to be able to do my work and give a little life back to things lost and empower those here with us that they may travel much further through our history - eternalized in artwork.