(A Meet-the-artist video and gratitude post.)
Still working as part-time support staff for a local essential business while advocating in service of the Allegany Arts Association, Belfast Organization For Artists, and Rise Above Holistic Wellness Center; I am cautiously optimistic about returning to my studio in 2022.
Current Patrons, Thanks so much for staying around during these strange times! New Visitors and potential patrons, Welcome to my patreon page. Keep scrolling to find out more about why I am here and what you support when you subscribe here. (Increase, decrease, cancel anytime)
Through their numerous generous offerings and inspirational emails and posts, here are some of the resources who have helped me to keep my personal creative practice from becoming a thing of the past while I adapt to these COVID 19-times, changes in relationships, maintaining a wellness menu, the transition to organic & ephemeral art, and the vertical demands of working away from my studio.
- Woman Unleashed ~ Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici
- Amy at Mindful Art Studio
- Creative Alchemist - Sarah Greenman
- I Stand For Love ~ Sarah Love McCoy
- Modern Mystics Institute ~ Lindsay Pera
- Visual Journal Studio ~ Lisa Sonora
- Creative Rehab ~ Andrea Balt
- Workshop Muse ~ Rachel Rose
- Brigid's Grove ~ Molly Remer
- ReWilding ~ Sabrina Lynn Domenosky
- Warrior Goddess Training ~ HeatherAsh Amara
- Foraging and Feasting ~ Dina Falconi
- The Wild Wisdom of Weeds ~ Katrina Blair
- The Organic Artist ~ Nick Neddo
- 12 Steps to Deeper Wisdom ~ Patricia Lynn Reilly
- CoDependent No More ~ Melody Beattie
- Becoming Divinely Human ~ CC Leigh
- Moneyless Manefesto ~ Mark Boyle
- Quiet; the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking ~ Susan Cain
- The Art of Asking ~ Amanda Palmer
- Parabola, the Search for Meaning ~ parabola.org
- Taproot Magazine
You might also be interested in: Flora Bowley's virtual painting retreat, REUNITE
....................................Still Standing currently on display in Wellsville, NY......................................................
Still Standing, my first Creative Wellness art project shared with the public in 2009, is currently on display at the Rise Above Holistic Wellness Center in Wellsville, NY.
"Still Standing is a photographic documentation of the cyclic nature of the chronic pain experience. Each frame demonstrates the artist's interpretation of a season in the cycle of coping with chronic pain. The work illustrates the balance that may be found in adaptation. The paper sculpture process was used as part of the artist's personal healing process to recover fine motor skills from May to September 2009. Each photograph displayed in the series is an original photo taken by the artist on the Genesee Valley Greenway in Belfast, NY. Each photo represents a stopping point as the artist recovered coordination and a commitment to walk independently.
This work is intended for display in pain management and rehabilitation clinics.
View the Still Standing Video created for the Art For Arachnoiditis project."
I look forward to sharing future projects with you.
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THE "ABOUT THE ARTIST" PART
A multi-media artist with a diverse professional and educational history, Sheila is a spinal cord injury survivor (2007) implementing the arts as a creative tool in her holistic approach to personal Independent Sustainable Wellness.
Creatively striving to participate in the community of life, Sheila shares her wellness experiences as a Creative Wellness Facilitator offering affordable Creative Wellness Workshops in her community as COVID permits.
Actively involved in the local arts community, Sheila continues to support and empower fellow survivors, local artists, and entrepreneurs via Creative Community Action projects keeping the arts accessible and affordable to all members of our rural community.
"I am a painter, photographer, illustrator, writer, arts educator, Creative Wellness facilitator, and studio owner in Upstate New York working to achieve vocational rehabilitation self-employment goals after a medical mistake/spinal cord injury (2007) during a routine knee arthroscopy left me unemployable and unable to teach (K-12 art). I started the Art for Arachnoiditis Project for fellow spinal arachnoiditis survivors in 2014.
Originally a one-to-one survivor portrait project; it grew into an international resource for fellow survivors on the site I created for us at artforarachnoiditis.org (Fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts from 2014-2018). Though this has resulted in the completion of numerous self-prescribed physical milestones in my own recovery, is a source of connection, and has become a rewarding achievement in its own right; it doesn't exactly pay the bills.
… AND I have MORE art to make to share.
An arts advocate for life; my studio business and creative works are built around the concept of accessible and affordable art.
When you subscribe: in exchange for the benefits of your subscription level you are providing funding to allow this work to continue to thrive in the world.
Re-opening for local sales and services in compliance with COVID guidelinesTBA
In the mean-time you are welcome to BROWSE:
- FreeArt4U and other free content in my Public Activity Feed
- MY PHOTOSTOCK PRINTS AND POSTERS
- MY PAINTING PROJECTS
- FROM THE WILD TO THE PANTRY & CREATIVE WELLNESS GARDEN ART
- PRINT YOUR OWN Illustrations from the Studio
- MORE ILLUSTRATIONS and DRAWINGS
- SOME OF THE PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY MY PATRONS
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SOME OTHER STUFF I DO:
SWAN Day Allegany County NY
The Belfast Organization for Artists
The Creative Wellness Circle
The Creative Wellness Independent Study Program
MY DESIGNS ON FABRICS, FASHIONS, AND HOME DECOR AT V I D A
Prior to making any purchase at V I D A, please note: V I D A serves as a second "Public online gallery" for my work and is known to be a "pay for play" venue for artists. You can read more about this in Harold Davis's review (2016).
~Wishing all of you a low pain day blessed with passion-worthy inspirational moments!