*** Shop names are so important and personal; where did you get yours from?
The name came to me almost automatically one day, and without giving it any thought. As it came to me, I just knew that it was the right name for the shop. It is about expressing and sharing meaningful creations from the heart with purpose and intent.
*** Where do you find that you get your inspiration from?
I am inspired by living, everything around me through daily experiences, feelings, reflections and my own self awareness. I am also inspired largely by nature and animals, they always allow me to dig deeper into my sense of self and motivate me to shine.
*** How do you keep up your motivation?
If I don't create each day I let my inner self explore and find out what works and what doesn't. I love experimenting and if I get an idea I always follow it through. I also allow space for non-creation where I am just at peace with inner self, that is when the best creations are formed.
*** Do you see you art and shop as a reflection of yourself; your soul?
Thoroughly, everything in my shop is a reflection of my own inner world, and it brings me joy that it makes others happy too.
*** Where has this artistic journey taken you so far?
It has led me to share my work with others around the world through the opening of my online Shop, and to bring a smile and warmth to people.
*** Does Art enhance your life?
Art is a way of being, and by being, it is expressed in every form whether through creation or a simple gesture.
*** Can we have one pearl of wisdom you have learnt along the way?
To know that every moment is an opportunity to always learn something new about yourself, and that you have permission to find out more about yourself at any given time. Through creativity you can give yourself permission to do just that, and allow what comes through to surface in it's own moment, as every creation has a purpose, when you allow yourself to trust.
*** How important is feedback to you?
It makes me happy to hear how my Art affects other people, it brings a warming to my heart and it inspires me to bring out more of myself on my own journey.
*** Are you a member of any teams on Etsy - does this help?
Several and they are a great support system. I see each as a community and I love the way in which you can share your experiences and journey with everyone, and how everyone is always there for you.
*** How do you feel about your life right now?
I feel a great peace, when everything is at a balance and that is very important for me, seeing as I am a Libra.
*** Dogs or Cats?
I like both. We have always had animals, and I appreciate and love each unique animal as they are because they have such great personalities, just like humans!
Details of where you can find Ana :) ~
Details of Ana's giveaway......
I am giving away An Art Print Postcard from my original paintings of your choice - from the link below:
Included with that Art Print Postcard I am generously throwing in a page of 6 mini art stickers from my original paintings ~
**** Giveaway Time ****
1~ Visit Ana's shop Channelled Creations
2 ~ Leave a comment HERE saying what your favourite item is, leaving your email!!
3 ~ For a 2nd chance of entering, 'LIKE' Ana's Facebook page too (and let me know!!!!)
4 ~ THURSDAY I shall pick a winner out of my hat