Imagination and creativity are given to each one of us at birth. Some hold onto it, but others judge themselves as non-artistic and become disconnected from that part of themselves.
I believe that even if rejected long ago, that seed can be cultivated and grow if coaxed past disempowering beliefs and inner judgement.
In my own life, my skills have been encouraged, but my early years as an artist were weighed down by self-doubt. Through practice, I’ve learned how to allow the joy of curiosity—rather than judgement—to lead. This frees me from perfectionistic tendencies, allowing the process to become a celebration that pays tribute to the imagination.
Then, through layers of paint that both conceal and reveal, the rich and complex layers create visual stories that invite viewers to enter the space between what was and what will be.
Steffanie Lorig has explored many different aspects of the creative arts—from painting to writing children’s books to designing brands to illustrating. She is an award-winning designer and founded social enterprise, Art with Heart, an organization dedicated to helping children in crisis through the power of creativity, helping over 155,000 children worldwide during her time there. She has eleven books to her credit and outside her design and consulting business, leads workshops that help individuals tap into their lost creative confidence.