Dreams & Art: The Awakenings Cultural Arts Institute

We all have dreams.  But what does it take to move forward?  That first step is to go from your mind, to intention, to actually writing it down; then action.

I think the greatest fear of bringing forth our dreams is seeing the finished dream which may be very overwhelming.  Time may also be part of that fear…Finding the time or saying it will take too long.

When I first started out as a fiber artist, I had no idea that there was even such an artistic category.  I just knew I was on to something.  I just continued to focus, work on creations, ask questions and began hanging out in those circles where I began to learn and grow more confident in my journey.

I also began to write down on paper:  I am a successful fiber artist!

And, holy cow, I became what I wrote down.  

Your dream begins to truly awaken when you write it down.  I also find that when you commit to at least 15 minutes per day to cultivating, nurturing your dream…Even just focusing on it…My,my..You will be amazed at what develops.

Now, I want to expand my dream to include others:  Alicia Evans’ The Awakenings Cultural Arts Instituteâ„¢

Here’s what is in the works now from my side of town.

Interested?  Let me know if you are interested and what this will mean for you.  Send me a note here:

awakeningsartsinstitute@gmail.com
May all your dreams come true!

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Healing Thru Story, Art & Crochet

It has been quite a journey in the world of art and mindfulness these past few months.  My exhibitions have increased as well as being booked to give artist talks and Master classes.  I gave one talk where I actually sat upon a bench crocheting while sharing how art served as a therapeutic process to empower me to assist my mother when she became a quadraplegic.  Ahh, that talk garnered a standing ovation.  I’ve plans for a TedTalk or an NPR Moth Story.

It is through the art of story, the experiencing of art where we transform, where we find healing from the many challenges in our lives.  When we are immersed in the essence of story, of art…Whether we are the artist or the viewer, whether griot or listener…We always emerge shifted, refreshed, ready to move forward.

The foundation of each lies in connecting with one another.  There lies the organic internet of beings where we bond consciously with one another.  It is that deeper space which tickles the soul and opens an inner cavern of comfort, growth and new perspective.  We begin to remember who we are, why we are here and garner a better glimpse of our true life surf board…The one where we ride the wave of love for better understanding of ourselves and others.

Yes, that is the power of storytelling, art and crochet.  It is just that simple.

Ashe

Engaged in empowering the audience with storytelling, art and crochet as host of the Baldwin Renaissance Art Talk on Long Island (NY).  This was an evening dinner affair which connected and moved all in attendance.

So wonderful to have my work featured during the affair including (left to right):  Deeply  Rooted Copyright 2016 ALICIA EVANS and Frayed Copyrighted 2016 ALICIA EVANS

 We begin to remember who we are, why we are here and garner a better glimpse of our true life surf board…When we gather for storytelling, art and…A good meal.đŸ˜‰
Peace ‘n Light

Alicia 

Fiber Artist

Let the Yarn Speak



Art Journey Vacation: From Trees to Purses

The core of my art journey has centered on trees.  They are my passion offering an outlet to express homage to nature and to prompt humanity’s awareness of the significance of our environment right now.

I was recently prompt to take a quick vacation from my personal nature art trail.  For the past few weeks I have expanded my schedule to include beautifully woven purses.  All 100% cotton, wood beads and lots of love and passion for creating handmade crafts.

“Alicia’s Tribe Collection”

“The Two-Finger Pouch”

Prices range: $20 – $35

They are great for a quick errand run.  They are sized large enough to hold your cell phone, keys, money and cards.

Color Me Shapes: Adult Art Workshop

Last year my mother was in rehab.  It gave me a chance to see and experience recreational activities.  It inspired me to create an art activity for those elders in such facilities.  

“Color Me Shapes” is so much fun allowing for individual and collective creation of a beautiful piece which residents can place in their rooms or gift to families.

Many times residents rarely leave facilities.  Sometimes it can prompt sadness but I know for a fact, art lifts spirits!

What do you think?

New York’s THE Spot for Art Resources

I’m a native New Yorker and spoiled to the tee when it comes to being able to secure anything I want.  As an artist, I am simply loving it.

I just garbled up some great fabric for forthcoming projects this year.  I am in heaven!  Here’s what I got:

Loving the fabric which I use on wood serving as the foundation for my crocheted works.  Those tassels, hey, yah never know where or how they will show up.  Simply inspired right about now.

Luv Yah,  

Alicia