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Artist of the Week: Toko-pa Turner

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It was such a treat to interview and feature Toko-pa Turner as Be You Media Group’s Artist of the Week. Toko-pa’s work and Facebook page Dreamwork with Toko-pa have long inspired me, so I was looking forward to finding out more about her journey and what inspires her. Her intimate answers spoke volumes of her dedication to her creativity and how it propelled her along the way.

“The deeper I went into my own darkness, the richer my life became. And this is now the central ethos of my work with dreams. At any given moment, we are either turning away from or coming into congruence with our kinship with mystery. Only when we wrestle to keep that endangered language of sensitivity alive do we have a chance at living a meaningful life. But more than that, this is how we become necessary to the urgency of our times.”

Check out the full interview here.

And if speaking the language of dreams has piqued your curiosity, Toko-pa is offering an amazing 4-week online course Dreamwalking and is offering a pre-registration price until Friday. More information here.

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Artist of the Week: Cameron Gray

 

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Awake Could Be So Beautiful

 

I had the awesome pleasure of interviewing Parable Visions artist Cameron Gray for Be You Media Group’s ‪‎Artist of the Week‬ feature I help curate. Cameron has long inspired me with his otherworldly mystical works, but what blew me away the most from chatting with him was his story of persistence and always following where his passion lay, with his art.

“But through it all I just stayed focussed on what I was doing, when I was starving hungry I’d just focus even more on my art, it was always a form of escape for me in those years and the only thing I felt I had going for me.”

Check out the full interview here.

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The Journey Begins

 

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Inner Alchemy {A Giveaway} *Winner Update*

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*Winner Update* A big thank you to all who have entered! And the Random number generator has chosen comment #5 as the winner of a spot in Mindy’s {Inner Alchemy Circle} congratulations ivymarie8!!! You’ll be contacted shortly!

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of featuring Mindy Tsonas as Be You Media Group’s Artist of the Week. Seeing artists work from their heart, and offer their gifts and perspective to the world, inspires me tremendously on my own creative path. Mindy certainly puts her heart and soul into her work and into her Alchemy Cards.

“The foundation of my work and practice is in the cards – Alchemy Cards, that I create and call upon as part of my grounding daily intuition and creativity. I circle with women in creative covens to teach them this practice and to use this powerful tool and personal talisman in their own lives. We learn to focus energies, delve in to personal truth, connect authentically and boldly, and manifest JOY and LOVE together. The cards are the physical magic we create – the actual magic is in the guided process of creating your own deck.” ~ Mindy Tsonas

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Mindy’s next Inner Alchemy Circle begins October 19th and is an online gathering and course that is “focused on creating your own one-of-a-kind themed Alchemy Deck, and learning how to use the cards as a powerful tool in your life and work. You’ll be guided with stirring prompts as well as easy how-to’s, to ignite your intuition for making your own beautiful personalized deck.”

Sounds awesome right? I’m excited to say that Mindy has given me a spot to giveaway! Want that spot? Simply leave a comment on this post and I’ll pick a winner (via random number generator) on Friday, October 3rd and will announce the winner here.

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Be You Media Group’s Artist of the Week: Jenn Grosso

I’m so excited to be featured as this week’s Be You Media Group Artist of the Week!

I believe we all have something to share in our lifetime, something that’s uniquely from ourselves. So share what inspires you, what brings you alive, because maybe without you it might never be seen in the unique way that you can share it.

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I’m happy to have had the opportunity to share my own creative process and what being an artist means to me. Check out the post here.

I create because I’ve always felt a powerful and constant need to create, a drive to outwardly express what’s going on inside of myself. I create because this is one of the ways I make sense of my world and my struggles. I see my creative process and expression as being intimately tied to my spiritual practices; they are two sides of the same coin. Being an artist, a student of spirituality, a yogini and meditator, are all tools that I use for my self-development that propel me forward on my life’s journey.

My influences and inspiration come from everywhere and in every possible media. I believe that everything has beauty, and proceed through my days with my eyes, mind, and heart open to receiving. Through my time in nature, connecting with other artists and people, through music, reading and research, I never run out of inspiration. I just have to take the time to see it, to feel it and process it.

As an artist, I’ve never been able to confine myself to just one medium. I experiment and have experimented with so many, although I always seem to come back to photography, painting, collage/mixed media, and writing. Truth be told, I’ve sometimes gotten down on myself for not picking one medium, for not being more “focused” and getting really good at one thing. How my passion, curiosity and desire to explore and learn has held me back as a “successful” artist, but then I remind myself that these are the qualities that in my opinion make me an artist to begin with. I’ve realized that I can’t just stick to one thing, for me that isn’t conducive to making art. My life IS my art, day in and day out I create with how I see the world around me, by how I honor its beauty in all the little ways that I do, and share this with others. That is my art, the medium becomes irrelevant.

Through every action I am creating; I create my mindset, my environment and my future. To me this is the most fantastic creative act of all. To create ourselves! My art is simply a by-product of this. All of my experiences are a part of my creative process… and so my whole life is dedicated to finding inspiration, to being inspired and to inspire others.

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