Hi there, I’m Clara Nartey. I’m a textile artist. I create art & content (videos, ebooks, and systems) to help self-taught artists succeed doing what they love.
I love creating art and I love all the challenges involved in trying to bring an original thought into reality.
I’ve been described as a rare mix of a “doer” and a “dreamer” – a person with a combination of vision and practicality. That I’ll say is an apt description of the balancing act I’m constantly engaged in.
For the most updated information about what’s currently going on in my world of art, creativity, and artrepreneurship, hop on over to my blog.
Let’s start with a few fun facts about the balancing act that’s my life….
I love to move to a good beat
I can’t carry a tune to save my life
I’m a “frequent smiler”
I often tear up at the issues of life
I’m an avid reader
I love to write too
I love, love, love the smell of coffee
You cannot get me to drink a cup of joe. My cuppa tea will do just fine. Thank you.
I create original finished pieces of artwork
I’m a work-in-progress -waiting for the Master’s final brushstroke on the painting of my life.
I’m kind of ‘geeky’ (a computer science and statistics double major)
I’m passionate about art.
I see art wherever I go. When I open a book to read, I see art. When I turn on the computer, I see art. And when I lay me down to sleep, I dream art – I awake and begin to sketch. Art is part of my very being….
About My Art
For me, art is a journey of explorations and discoveries. My fascination is with how to push the concept of a drawn line in machine stitching.
I’m constantly looking for ways to draw lines. I use different threads, cut up fabrics, dyed or painted surfaces to help me draw.
I believe that every day of our lives is a stroke of paint from the Creator’s brush working to reveal the awesome painting of our lives. Each day we inch closer to the revelation of the awesome beauty of that finished work.
Similarly, I diligently work to create my finished works of art. And as I near the end of creating a piece, I get exhilarated. I live in anticipation of the revelation of each finished piece I create.
My hope is that as the viewer looks at my finished work, they get drawn in to explore and discover things which speak to them on a meaningful and personal level.
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