After many years dabbling all different mediums of art - I finally found my favorite type of art - quite late in life in fact- mid-40's! It's one of those fervent, excited bubbly feelings that burst out of one's soul and has to create until it's completed. After watching a TV show of a professional illusionist on a TV talk show, suddenly I had this deep urge go to make a diorama for Eric Ross.... to show appreciation of his unique magic tricks. The reason I like his tricks is that he believed in making standard tricks "even better". Somehow I found his website and asked if I could send him a gift, he said sure. After about 2 and half weeks later, I completed my first diorama. I studied a lot of his videos, his messages, his tattoos, his personality. Paid attention to details in the creating process depicting his personality/likes/talents. Four months later, I got his email and he stated that he loved it and said I captured his essence perfectly. That made me so happy.
Created my first fairy house around 2020- burnt my fingertips a lot from the glue gun! ;D I collected a lot of sticks from many of my walks in nature. Took me 3 months with many errors. Being dyslexic, I built things backwards sometimes! Funny to look back. Learned lessons quickly that way. Note to self: BUILD the foundation, such as a floor FIRST and then put the walls or roof later.
This took me about 12 hours or more to create. I enjoyed creating this cute crystal store and gifted it to someone. Learned my lesson to never send fragile dioramas through the mail as a lot of things broke and got damaged no matter how carefully the Fed Ex manager packed it for me. So, from now on, if a customer wants it, has to pick it up themselves.
This 3-D card I made for my brother who retired from the army. As a Warrant Officer III, it was a big deal and I couldn't celebrate his retirement due to Covid. So sent him this telling him that since I couldn't go to his party, I sent the party to him. He liked it. It's challenging to use with what I had. Being on a strict budget, I had to only buy few basics to match his career, otherwise, the rest was all from what I've saved over the years and upcycled or recycled.
RaVen, an empathetic intuitive helper/energy bodyworker/artist for all those who seeks healing inspiration in their lives.