MY NAME IS MISTY
What motivates me is I LOVE experiences. If I haven't done it before I want to do it, try it, or taste it at least once. In that regard, you will also see me doing and trying new creative things on top of my normal art practice on a regular basis. That could be blacksmithing (it's on my list), glassblowing, making my own paintbrush under the direction of a master brush maker in Japan, etc. When I travel I try to find a craft local to the area that I can experience first hand as there is so much that the world has to offer especially in the arts and culture district.
Trying new creative things would be my hobby when I'm not creating visual arts. My non-new hobbies are crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch, reading, and drinking tea (I'm really a 90-year-old lady deep in my soul).
There are so many mediums available and I find certain applications and even subject matter seems to guide me on what medium I think best. For that reason, it's not uncommon to see oil, acrylic, or watercolour in my works. Currently, my main medium is watercolour with oil being a close second.
I'm a Canadian artist living in Edmonton, Alberta, and keeping inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds me everyday.