above: cover of a book by author Shirah Penn
You can find her books on Amazon.com
Now that I am teaching art online again, I am pleasantly reminded about what is underneath my students' creative urges. For them, it is not just about making beautiful paintings, but a desire to change the world. In a sea of online teachers, I have noticed a similarity in the women who choose to learn from me - they see a kindred soul. I may just be a girl in the world, not thinking I am special, but my art can be the gift that brightens someone's dark day.
Shirah has been my student for some time and I love having her around. Anyone would. Just like her books, she is FILLED with light and love and happiness, with loving words for everyone. This, my friends, is what sets the Mixed Media Community apart from traditional art genres - by our very nature we are inclusive. We mix mediums like little alchemists in our studios, and welcome a mix of personalities and skill levels in those we surround ourselves with.
Go visit goddess Shirah on Facebook here.