From a deeply personal place, I created the Free Spirits Collection. As women, we often have many different sides to us. Some are more present than others, while some remain hidden inside until the right moment comes along. This realization led me to a poem titled Free Spirits, which spoke to my heart and captured the struggle that so many women face.
Being true to oneself
For me, being true to oneself is a constant journey of change. It's about embracing who we want to be, but also acknowledging the experiences we've had and the obstacles we've overcome. As I reflected on my own life, I realized that I've experienced many different versions of myself, some more prominent than others.
With the Free Spirits Collection, I aimed to capture all these different sides of a woman. The characters in my artwork are all depicted in black and white, as I believe that true beauty is not defined by color. Each piece is raw, detailed, and feminine, portraying a different aspect of womanhood.
To add an element of nature to my artwork, I decided to translate each character into a bird. This was a challenging task for me, as I have (funny enough) a fear of birds, but I found inspiration in their beauty and symbolism. Through this collection, I hope to connect with women on a deeper level and inspire them to embrace all the different sides of themselves. In this blog post, I will explore some of the key themes and messages of the Free Spirits collection, and how they can inspire us to live our best lives.
Importance of self-love
One of the central themes of the Free Spirits collection is the importance of self-love and self-care. Characters such as Olive (Lady Dove) and Zoe (Miss Swallow) remind us of the value of taking care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. Olive embodies the spirit of love and peace, showing us how to cultivate compassion and kindness in our own lives. Zoe, on the other hand, represents the spirit of life and self-love, encouraging us to break out of our comfort zones and embrace our true selves. By prioritizing our own needs and desires, and treating ourselves with the same kindness and respect that we show to others, we can cultivate a deep sense of self-love and self-acceptance.
Balance inner and outer worlds
Another important theme of the Free Spirits collection is the value of balance and harmony. Characters such as Cosima (Flamingo Girl) and Sage (Lady Owl) embody the spirit of balance, reminding us to find harmony between our inner and outer worlds. Cosima represents the beauty and elegance of life, while Sage embodies the wisdom and intuition that can guide us on our journey. By finding balance in our lives, we can achieve a sense of peace and fulfillment, and live with greater purpose and meaning.
The Free Spirits collection also encourages us to embrace our own unique strengths and abilities. Characters such as Adira (Miss Peacock) and Dvita (Lady Magpie) represent the spirit of pride and prosperity, showing us how to harness our own intelligence and resourcefulness to achieve our goals. Adira embodies the spirit of rejuvenation and rebirth, while Dvita represents the power of luck and ingenuity. By recognizing our own talents and abilities, and using them to pursue our dreams, we can achieve a sense of pride and fulfillment in our lives.
Living in the present
At the same time, the Free Spirits collection reminds us of the importance of living in the present moment. Characters such as Ines (Lady Swan) and Surie (Lady Ostrich) embody the spirit of purity and denial, reminding us to ground ourselves in the present and find joy in the simple things in life. Ines encourages us to be romantic, loyal, and devoted to our loved ones, while Surie reminds us to focus on positive vibes and let go of negativity. By living in the present moment, and savoring every experience that life has to offer, we can find joy, fulfillment, and meaning in all that we do.
In conclusion, the Free Spirits collection is a beautiful and inspiring tribute to the human spirit, and the power of nature to heal and uplift us. Through its diverse and captivating characters, the collection reminds us of the importance of self-love, balance, and harmony, while also encouraging us to embrace our own unique strengths and abilities. By living in the present moment, and savoring the beauty and wonder of life, we can find joy, fulfillment, and meaning in all that we do. So let us embrace the spirit of the Free Spirits, and live our lives with courage, compassion, and a deep sense of purpose.