As a fine artist, illustrator, writer and poet, I have a lot of hats for one head! I’m feeling things changing all around me right now. Right at this point in time and history I feel a tremendous resurgence of art in society. Even more so, a resurgence in humanity’s inner values. I think we’ve had enough of terror and loss running us around! The world has created so much pressure on us all. But then, I’m finding, that much pressure on our minds and lives leaves us with only 2 choices… sink or swim. (3, if you consider blindly following the drones a choice, HA!).
I have taken these lemons and turned them into PUNCH! Not just lemon and sugar but effervescence, too! I have found myself not unlike the coal down deep in the earth; after so much pressure, I have discovered my diamond heart. It’s tough, brilliant and with many, many facets!
Four years ago I began an experiment; I would try and “manifest” the life I’ve longed to live just as an experiment mind you. I would replace thoughts of how my goals and dreams were not possible to perhaps how possible they were. Do the things I love to do and see what happens. Things began to happen alright. “Maureen, I love how you painted your art studio. Please paint a mural in my house!” and “Paint a portrait of our daughter” and “Design our groups poetry book for us!” The list goes on an on! And then I lost my job. Bad thing? Turns out not! Somehow, I am making it as an artist! This experiment has changed my life and it continues to daily.
At the moment, I am waiting to move in and redesign an art studio in the heart of Peekskill, 44 North Division St. With so much work coming my way and so very many ideas bursting from my mind, I decided that I need a public place of operation. I’ve had to rent my art studio/apt on my property for financial reasons. One would think this is a bad thing but hey, that move has moved me closer to my dream! See what I mean? I will be having an Open House, too!
So at this time I am putting together a book of poetry & short stories with my own illustrations. I’m getting ready to sign the lease and set up my new studio, enriching, updating and expanding my website www.maureenwinzig.webs.com , painting, painting, painting and envisioning my life as beautifully creative as it can possibly be! Oh, and I do host a magnificent Open Mic for the Spoken Word series with the next event coming Friday, February 4th!
I invite everyone to tap into their truest self. Go against the grain of old school thinking within the box and truly live! Or, if you’d like, you can watch me instead! I never thought I’d hear myself say this but it really is… all good. Peace