Category Archives: art

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 Institute™

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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It’s been a moment since my last share with you. I have been taking care of mom. In previous posts I shared how she had become a quadraplegic. She eventually developed additional health complications which required my full attention. Such care for quadralegic–that’s paralysis of all limbs–does not come with a manual, thus, my absence from here.

But…thru it all, my devotion to my art continued. It’s ease of transport, my crochet needle and yarn, allowed me to engaged through the arduos journey of caring for mom which meant constant emergency room visits, appointments with specialists and long stays in rehab.

I am so pleased to share my artwork helped me to make it through this challenging period. All the work I created while in doctor’s offices and waiting rooms resulted in a spectacular solo art exhibition entitled “Tree-Mendous!”. I dedicated the show to my mother and as life would coincidentally have it, on the last day of the show, its closing, my mother, too, closed. Her journey concluded with the closing of my show dedicated to our tremedously rewarding time together during her last year.

Ahh, the memories…and the joy of total emersion into caring for another while using my art to care for me. Art truly heals.

Here are highlights from the exhibition:

“The Beginnings” Copyright (c) 2016 Alicia Evans 

This shows how my process begins with what appears to be crocheted string which I then “sculpt” into images.

Capturing “Tree-Mendous!” on video.  Enjoy!

Would luv to hear from you. What do you think?

Alicia’s ArtWear: Necklace Inspired Art

Alicia’s Artwear:  unique jewelry inspired by art, can serve as lovely frameable art, created by an artist. 

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ArtWear "Lite Pepper" Necklace Copyright 2016 (c) ALICIA EVANS

I truly love this piece which actually twists on the side of the neck with two small red wood beads.  Crocheted, 100% cotton.  A truly smart piece charmingly authentic, one-of-a-king. Works by day and by night.

You like?

Introducing: “Purple Reign” Tree

When the great musician Prince transitioned, I felt compelled to create a tribute piece.  I created a swirling purple tree encompassing an abstract silhouetted side view of Prince’s hair with a tree bark reminder of his icon symbol.

I had the pleasure of introducing this oversized work as part of a wonderful new exhibit on Long Island, New York along with the works of several other talented artists.  Oh, how wonderful to share my “ROYALTY REIGN” with the company of others from The Creative Corner.

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"Purple Reign" Copyright 2016 (c) Alicia Evans
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My fiber art displayed during the exhibit opening night. Artists pictured left to right: Eddie Hug, Alicia Evans, Mike Cantone, the artist who calls herself: Miri Had a Little Lamb, Mickey Byrne

It was a glorious affair.  Another highlight in my continuing creative journey.

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"Redd Tree" and "Simple Tree" and "Red Butterfly" All three works Copyright 2015 - 2016 (c) ALICIA EVANS
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Alicia Evans with fiber art during opening night exhibit at Creative Corner in West Hempstead, New York.