I want to be an Artist.

Horned GodBack in October 2013 I went to live in Queenstown New Zealand for 5 months and 2 weeks, after a long stay in Thailand. What I learned in New Zealand made me realise that you loved my art. The opportunity to sell my art direct to you in person for the first time in 8 years was amazing. I learn’t what you liked from the art and to the story behind my work, we really connected. It was my message between man, animals, plants and nature.

Queenstown saturday market in the park, was alive with music and arts, and people from all over the world came to join in the friendly atmosphere. Queenstown has a majestic feeling there, the mountains and the lake are memorising and you cannot help but feel amazing at being part of it.

After my experience in Queenstown it made me realise I was truly happy. I had an outlet to share and talk about my art like never before. Sharing with you is the reason why I create. Wow all I can think of is I want more of this, time to be with people who inspire me to do more of what I love. It’s not just about art, its so much more its about the experience I have to connect with so many people like you.

Previously the last 8 years I have been travelling from country to country.  This has been tough on my art, because I was just creating and learning to sell online, with little knowledge on how to do it properly. I just went with the flow and didn’t really know anything about marketing and using the tools I had to hand to create a better following. And I fully admit I found it hard to stay connected , it was difficult to stay focused and positive, especially when you work on your own without many interactions.

Despite all this, I have learnt a lot.

  • I have taught myself to build a websites
  • I’ve learnt how to do blogs.
  • My writing has improved.
  • I’m doing what I love
  • I’ve found great ways to show off my art via social networking

I realise those 8 years of learning and creating art and being able to travel and create gave me the opportunity to create art the body of art I had to share, quiet often you were amazed at the amount of art I had on offer.

And today I realise there needs to be a whole lot more that I need to learn to become a Professional Artist.

After my positive experience I realise my goal and I want to throw myself into it. Now I’m back in Thailand for a while, its time for me to think clearly about moving forward in a positive direction. So I signed up to artbizcoach.com and I’m now listening to a series of 6 FREE videos on how to  Gain Confidence, Credibility and Connections by Alyson B Stanfield 

Positive Moves in the right Direction.

  • While I’m here I’m going to learn more about the industry
  • Create more art
  • Write a book about my art. This will be consist of an 3 sections – Introduction – Meaning behind each painting and story board from start to finish. I figure this is perfect way for you to get to know me and my meaning behind my work.
  • I will be writing more blogs.
  • Focusing on my newsletters.
  • Updating my websites.

I’m always adding new items to pinterest, instagram, twitter and Facebook. Feel free to join in on my creative workings on the links to the top right of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing My “Majestic Deer” Art & January’s Sketchbook Dairies

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Since being in New Zealand, I have been so inspired by the natural beauty of animal and nature, especially after four years living in Bangkok city, its quiet refreshing to say the least and I’m loving my new home.

Since November I have been settling in and adapting to my new routine and home. From buying in lots of new items for our home and sourcing out printers for my art and learning everything about the area we live in. Its been a huge change to living in Asia for 4 years. There’s a lot we take for granted, in our lives, and as humans we can get pretty comfortable. Our lives are run by routines and when something changes it can set us off balance for a while, even me.

I’m on my 8th year of traveling so I am getting used to change and I have learnt to adapt, its still not easy, but I don’t take anything for granted. I enjoy my life, but I still miss settling in and nesting. I know most of you who read this have a house with all your creature comforts? I do too, but it belongs to our landlord ;) So my home is New Zealand for the next 6 months before we head back to our condo in Thailand. So all this is why I have been silent on the web front, but life is all go. I’m now selling my art at the Queenstown Saturday Market Earnslaw Park. So I have had a lot to organise and keep me busy with my stall, every week I’m adding to my stall, and i’m slowly getting there.

I have also done 4 new pieces of art, heres my second peace I created called “Majestic Deer” This peace is about the harmony between animal and nature. Here’s my inspiration behind the art.

Wisdom from the Deer

MajesticDeerMy deer mother and father have taught me grace and peace. My home, the forest, is magical and full of beauty. My parents taught me to be sensitive and intuitive and above to love life. My inner fawn is innocence and I dance in the magical mysteries of life. But don’t be fooled, behind my big loving eyes I have learnt the dance of vigilance, for my mind is always aware. In a heartbeat I can quickly change directions with grace.

If you seek the magic that is within me, come to the forest and learn to dance to the rhythm of the trees and together we can learn life’s mysteries and live in harmony.

Animal Guide

The deer are full of grace, peace, love and beauty. As a spirit guide the deer is associated with gentleness and grace. You have the ability to move through life and obstacles with grace. The deer keeps you in touch with your inner child, and innocence, always sensitive and intuitive. The vigilance of the deer comes the ability to change directions quickly. Welcome to the magical life of nature she/he holds the ability to regenerate, watch and learn living beside nature keeps you in touch with life’s mysteries.

Affirmation

Today I’m full of love and grace, I can see the beauty in nature and my soul is at peace. I have learnt the dance of innocence and vigilance and I can walk the path of Harmony most divine.

Sketchbook Dairies

This sunday at 3pm till 5pm I’m holding a 2 hour sketching session in the Earnslaw Park Queenstown. Come watch me draw or bring a sketchpad to learn some sketching techniques  ITS FREE and a nice way to chill out on a sunday afternoon xxx

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My Sketchbook Dairies, Queenstown NZ

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Hi guys, now that I’m here in Queenstown until March 2014 I thought it would be nice to sort out some FREE art classes in Queenstown. My first one is on this Sunday 24th November 2013. We will meet outside Patagonia chocolates at 3pm and move into the park for some sketching fun.

This is a great opportunity to bring your sketchbook and pencils along and learn to do some sketching. You can sketch what ever you like its all up to you. This weekend I will be working on some Kiwi bird art. So if you want to come along to watch or join in your more than welcome.

I will be there from 3pm till 5pm. As this Sunday is my first I will be finding out if I can arrange a place where we can meet if its raining. If you cannot make this weekend keep an eye out on my blog or website for future events.

Look forward to seeing you Sunday, Octavia

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