I was talking with Karen Doherty last week when she asked if I’d post a 360 degree view of my studio to the blog and I said, “Sure, why not.”
I’m guessing that many of you know that aside from Rhodia Drive, I’m also the author of Spiritual Evolution of the Bean – a blog that started with me writing review after review of various art and writing supplies. A lot of people (especially those in the fountain pen realm) on the web know me by Biffybeans rather than by Stephanie Smith, but I am one in the same.
Current readers of my blog will find me writing more about my art, my creative processes and my personal evolution throughout it all. When asked about the art I create, I tell people that my chosen form (rather than a chosen media) is that of the mandala. Mandalas are a circular form of art that are often created for spiritual, religious, or cultural reasons and in the last 6 or so years, I’ve created thousands in all different kinds of media. Why? As I make them, I find their rhythmic nature quite calming.
I never really knew where my art would take me, or even if an artist was something I wanted to be, but about a year and a half ago I applied for and was granted an artist residency at a local arts and education center called The Banana Factory. These days I write, make art, and teach various workshops to adults which help them to regain access to their creative self.
The video below is a quick walk-through of my studio, the place where I create. Perhaps you will visit me some day? (If you want to plan ahead, we will be having an open house on Sunday 05/05 from 12-5pm)
If you have any questions about my work, feel free to e-mail me direct: stephanie at biffybeans dot com
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