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Participant: Featured Peer Artist, Sheila

In featuring an artist, we are honoring the work of Sheila. She has not only created a breadth of work based on her own individual theme, but has displayed her work several times at My Voice Media Center. Along with displaying and creating artwork outside of MVMC, she takes the time to develop a concept of her own and take the skills she has learned home.

We encourage the artistic talents that are promoted at MVMC to be taken home for this reason. We want participants to flourish and respond to artistic expression. We are proud of Sheila's initiative also, during the installation process. She was determined, thoughtful, and help organize the 3-D artworks that would finally be displayed in the construction of the installation. She was also the creator of the title, "Our World, Our Perspective". She is a leader, a flourishing artist and has an energy of creativity that is successful in expression, connecting, and shows a style that is unique, original creation.


The creative process is not a stranger in Sheila's life she enjoys many forms of expression in the visual arts and music. She was a part of the Installation Committee for 2021, a member of the NSSB public speaking session, and a part of many sessions throughout MVMC. Guitar, 2D and 3D Art, Art and Wellness, , Photo Editing, and Video Editing are some of the sessions she has come to love.



Original creation, with inspiration from MVMC and her own research brought us the flowers

for MVMC's first installation ever. The idea she said, came from watching YouTube videos and practicing with different materials from home. She said she tried many designs before she settled on a process using coffee filters and tape which was inexpensive, but very delicate.


We encourage the artistic talents that are promoted at MVMC to be taken home for this reason. We want participants to flourish and respond to artistic expression. We are proud of Sheila's initiative also, during the installation process. She was determined, thoughtful, and help organize the 3-D artworks that would finally be displayed in the construction of the installation. She was also the creator of the title, "Our World, Our Perspective". She is a leader, a flourishing artist and has an energy of creativity that is successful in expression, connecting, and shows a style that is unique, original creation.




In an interview with Sheila:



How long have you been an artist?

Ever since I was a little girl, I would make something out of everything I

found.


What inspired you to do art?

It relaxes me and helps me focus and stay calm.


How long have you been coming to My Voice Media Center?

About 2 or 3 years.


What is your favorite medium to work with?

Anything that challenges me, not just one thing.


What would be your advice to a new participant here at MVMC?

Let your art say who you are, also when frustrated keep it simple.




Thank you SHEILA!






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