If you follow Flat_LandArtistry on Instagram, you know that nearly every post begins with a beautiful and thought-provoking quote. The one Christi shared for this interview is no exception:
“The One thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance, and live only as you can.“ - Neil Gailman
We hope you enjoy this conversation with Christi, a true Master in her field.
Your social channels cover an amazing range of different art forms and techniques. Which are your favorites?
Hands down, resin is the boss - quite literally!! Resin is a magician and you never know what trick it has up its sleeve. I think that’s part of the intrigue and one of the things that keeps you coming back for more.
What got you into Art?
Madison and I began Flat Land Artistry with our fellow artists in mind. When we first started, there wasn’t a lot of information out there, so we wanted to share what little we knew from our own experiences, failures and successes. Creating brings us such joy and we just wanted to share it with the world. Madison has since moved away and has started The Real D.E.I.L Craft Pantry. What does D.E.I.L stand for you ask, Do Everything In Love. Isn’t that something?
Staying inspired is such a big part of the creative process. Where do you get your inspiration?
Our biggest inspiration? Mother Nature! From crystals to geodes and oceans to sunsets, she’s the greatest artist of them all!
What is your favorite part of the creative process?
It’s hard to pinpoint one favorite part of the art process. I think an artist’s soul is fed through creation and the immersion of one’s self into it.
It’s kind of like meditation, you get lost in the moment and forget the daily struggles of life. The biggest reward is definitely hearing from other artists that we’ve somehow made a small difference in their journey.
What advice would you give to new or up and coming artists?
We’ve had our ups and downs along the way but hey, you aren’t growing if you’re not learning. So, learn something every day and share what you know. You can be the difference in someone’s life.
Check out Christi’s work for ideas and inspiration: @flat_landartistry and Madison’s page @therealdeilcraftpantry