What do you think it is about your specific style and the way you approach your work that is so appealing to a larger audience? Sometimes I feel like it really is that I'm a Problem Solver. Sometimes I work myself into some kind of issue I'm like “oh that is not so good right there,” but I feel like anything can be fixed. We can just glue or tape or paint over it. We should not be afraid to embrace all of it. In paintings, they go through kind of an ugly phase. If just you embrace that and forge on, and know that in the end, the only person that really needs to care is you.
For those of you who missed our Instagram Live conversation with Deanna about how art helps her create balance and find rest and why beginners don't need to be intimidated by portraiture, here's a snapshot of our interview.
"For me, teaching is about seeing the student have the 'aha' moment, something clicks for them. I’m very relaxed in my teaching. I often tell myself 'it’s okay' when I’m not happy with something along the way. I share that with my students. It’s okay. It’s about showing up and trying. Getting out of our comfort zone, being vulnerable, and getting to a place where we say, 'hey, I made this, it felt great, I want to do it again!'."