My mother was wrong. Art matters.

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Believing what my parents told me, “You are just wasting your time”,  I spent most of my life hiding my unique artistic gifts.

Art gave me solace when I felt misunderstood, it was an outlet to my creativity.  Art was my companion when I played alone, giving shape to the million of ideas floating in my mind.

I believe many people, children and adults have not had a chance to play with art in a holistic and free manner, and I hope my studio can awaken the muse inside all of us, free of judgment or criticism. 

Now that I am in retirement age, I decided to live my passion and help others discover their own artistic abilities.

I started a campaign to get my Holistic Atelier studio off the ground so I can support others who love art but believe they are not artistic.

My art studio will be a playful, non-judgmental space where everyone's skills and talents will be nurtured.

My current job is ending, and to dedicate my life to help others  reconnect with art, I need support, I can't do this alone

The funds will help pay for the rent of the studio while I take it off the ground, pay for those who cannot afford art classes, pay for supplies, marketing, and furniture, among other things. I have worked on the website and I secured a space to get started. I need help with the rest.

I commit to be there every day, giving it my all, because I wholeheartedly believe in the power of art to give life and to express what can't be said with words. 

Thank you for your generous support.

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I work with different materials. I create images that are significant to me and can transmit the essence of my work and faith. Working with Burlap leaves my hands aching but the feeling of creating something so meaningful, is powerful and exciting, it brings tears to my eyes.
Lots of tears were shed creating this.
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I've shared the fun of art with adults and children alike. Getting messy is part of releasing judgment and allowing the creative juices flow freely.
Sharing my passion
Paint-filled balloons
Children and adults creating
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