Meadows Art

Photo by Steve Shwartzman @ Portraits of Wildflower

I feel a sense of peace and happiness looking at wildflowers in the field. They look simply beautiful. The most amazing part is that they naturally grow and thrive anywhere in the open field.

They remind me of my childhood and the verse in the bible that teaches us not to worry because the Lord provides even to the flowers in the fields. The book of Matthew 6:28 says “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. (NIV)

I got to visit Steve Shwartzman’s blog last week. He takes professional photos and posts them in his blog. Looking at his wildflower photos is a feast for people like me who appreciates wildflowers.

To check out Steve’s amazing photography, click this link https://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

I particularly like this photo of his sunflowers collective and asked if I could make it an inspiration for my watercolour painting. I would like to say thank you to Steve for sharing his passion to people like me.

To check out some of my artworks for sale in bluethumb, check this link https://bluethumb.com.au/theplant_kingdom-by-aileen-kris/Artwork/flowerland-1?fbclid=IwAR2-lXrkL9lIfSFbfJZztasD7Ftj-I3rDxtA4R0HFa5WCuHtqKanVpFxZ2Q

Thanks everyone! 🙂

Kris’ thoughts on being a Nurse and an Artist at the same time

Photo by Bench Accounting on Unsplash

A lot of people still get surprised when they learn that I am working as a registered nurse when I am not painting. I would be lying if I say I never thought of giving up my nursing career and do my art full time. However, I believe that one of the essential components of my creative work is being a witness of real life stories of our own vulnerability as human beings. As a nurse I have grieved with my patients and their families in the midst of unthinkable tragedies and celebrated with them as they overcome health issues and recover from illness. Those beautiful stories become part of me. And then I pour my heart and soul in creating each layer of paint on my canvas – where I weave serenity and joy with a gentle touch of humanity.

Being an Artist in the Midst of Global Pandemic: Kris shares his experience with Amex Essentials.

Read full article HERE.

Being an Artist in the Midst of Global Pandemic: Kris shares his experience with Amex Essentials.

Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

Read the full article here.

Kris’ thoughts on being an Artist

This is one of the most memorable sunsets I’ve watched in New Zealand. I still remember that season in my art career when I was finally able to do my very first art show. Took me three years to get there and it was a surreal experience – so excited but almost freaking out at the same time. I felt most vulnerable during those moments of waiting for that first sale and whenever somebody gives feedback about my work. 

I believe I have grown so much over the years in terms of dealing with all the emotions I have to go through with my decision to become an artist. I still get nervous during opening nights but I get to enjoy the experience a bit more. Feedback (favourable or not) will always have an effect on me but only for a moment – then I move on because I don’t do my art to get praises or recognition. I do my art to celebrate life and hopefully make a difference to someone’s creative journey. 

How about you? How do you handle criticism? When do you feel most vulnerable?

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