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Check out this interview with did with Miss Teresa Escobar!

1.    What is your name and where are you from? 

My name is Teresa Escobar, born in Los Angeles and raised in Venice, California and still currently living  there.  

2.    How did your creative movement get started?

I was a late bloomer when my creative movement started, I began creating art in my junior year of high school.  Once I  had the opportunity to take art classes I couldn’t stop myself from experimenting with different mediums. Soon after, in 2013 I was introduced to Pieces, a non-profit organization that helps serve young  artist and musicians pursue their passion. Thankfully, with their guidance,  I’ve expanded as a female artist; by opening an Etsy online store, showing my work to local events in my community and continuing to express myself through art . 

3.    What inspired you to create?

My inspiration to create is my daily life experiences. It can vary from the people I observe, the foods I enjoy, the sounds I hear surrounding me and the new places I discover. 

4.    What are you hoping to accomplish with your creativity?

I hope to always encourage children at any age to create art. I find that creating art is  therapeutic for children.  My accomplishment  with my  creativity is to teach an art class for special needs children.  

5.    As most artists know, being an artist may sometimes be a struggle financially. What are you doing to make things work?

 So, I  actually work as a full time Preschool teacher during the day. While my online store is always available with prints, I try to keep a balance between the two.   

6.    What is your ultimate dream that you are striving to make a reality?

Becoming financially stable enough to work as a full time artist, but my ultimate dream is to be a children’s book illustrator.  

7.    What do you define as success?

My definition of success would be, being stable in all aspects of as a person. When that is achieved life is more interesting to discover and learn. 

8.    If you could collaborate with any artist alive who would it be and why?

 I would love to collaborate with Dr. Seuss, he truly has impacted me as a child and as a teacher. His stories transcend through out the years and have a positive impact of story telling. His illustrations and stories are whimsical but have an empowering message.  For that reason, I would learn so much from him as an artist, author and illustrator.   

9.    How will your creativity impact the world?

I would hope to impact the world with my creativity, by spreading the message that we are capable of many positive opportunities.  We should always create, collaborate with each other, because we are unique in every way. Thus we can move forward for a better world.    

10.  What do you think about the Muvedo movement?

I think the Muvedo movement, is a beautiful community of artist. I am thankful to be apart of the upcoming movement. I do believe as an artist to connect with others  similar to you, which then becomes a thriving force of positivity and  creative collaborations.  

You can also check out here other links:

teresa-art.tumblr.com
TFEart.Etsy.com
Facebook.com/TFEartpage

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“FADED” _____ZHU

[TWENTY-SIX]

Incase some of you didn’t know, I had my 26th rotation around the sun over a week ago. How many past lives have I had? Not too sure of that yet. But this is what I do know:

The older you get in this life time, the more responsibilities you have, and the more balancing you have to do. Yes, we may have our dreams. But all of us need to work a day job too…at least here in America you do. I’ve had over 25 jobs since I was 15. However, it wasn’t until I went to the Art Institute in Santa Monica to get my BS in Interior Design that my life was completely revolved around anything creative. I lived, breathed, and shitted art. It’s true. Not only was I a full time student, but I also worked part time during school, and any free time I had I was working on a million creative projects (sewing, painting, stencil, refurbishing furniture, film, web series, etc).

One of these projects is Muvedo. Muvedo is a site dedicated to being a collective of creative movements. Next months will mark our 6th year anniversary since I jumped on board being Ric Murillo’s business partner. Muvedo is our baby, and we have seen it grow in so many ways. As any artist knows, we are always our worse critics. We had changed the purpose of the site so many times to accommodate with the current changing of times. It’s true, you never know until you try. And that is just what we did. We tried, many, many times! Ideas sound great until you actually put it to the test. Have we had failures? Of course. Everyone fails. That is how we learn. 

If it weren’t for all the failures we’ve ever had in life we would never had been able to learn and grow from it. I appreciate my struggle for it has given me strength. I am the master of my thoughts. And by this I can control my suffering. Suffering is what prevents you from accomplishing great things. And from now on I will not allow my own suffering to hold me back on all of the wonderful things I can experience and create, because I am an inspiring person. I can, and I will. These are a few things that I was reminded of when I attending my yoga practice this morning. 

Rather than focus on what other people are doing or saying, I will only focus on my creativity and spirituality. If certain places or people aren’t bringing out the BEST in me, then it is my responsibility to remove myself from those given situations that do not benefit my well being. It’s not a selfish life, but rather a healthy one. 

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” — Lao Tzu #positive #nature #spirituality #transformation #muvedo

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“More Than You Thought” _FLUME