Tuesday 8 January 2013

Tell All Tuesday ~ Featured Artist: Sarah Spindell

Hello all, I'm hoping everyone is getting more into the swing of the new year now? Slowly (very slowly it feels like) but it's still surely, I'm pulling myself back into the routine, rather than feeling like it's pulling (/dragging-kicking-and-screaming) me lol so I'm glad TAT's back and I can get back into my own creative groove too. First up is Sarah so sit back and relax to enjoy her artful share =)

Tell us a little bit about yourself & what kind of artist you are. 
I am 22 years old, a full time college student and I work part time as well. I love watercolors, acrylics and I'm starting to alter books and get into a little more scrapbooking and mini albums. I love finding ways to make things that I can't afford (like using cardboard instead of chipboard and making my own embellishments and embossing powders). I'm the type of artist that opens my Art Journal and throws something at the page and I go from there. 
What is the biggest challenge you personally face as an artist and how do you overcome it? 
I find that my biggest challenge is letting go of the control with my art. I have a hard time accepting imperfections in my own art work and I am quick to judge it, gesso over it and start again because I'm too hard on myself. I overcome it by telling those little voices in my head that are saying "You're not good enough. This piece is awful. What are you thinking?" and I tell them to hush up! 
What is your greatest personal achievement either in your art, or because of it? 
When I was taking Drawing 1 at my community college, our teacher made us enter one of our pieces into a judged contest in the Fall and the pieces that were chosen were hung in the gallery at the school where hundreds of people would come to see it. I didn't know that it was a judged competition until the end of the Spring semester! Haha. But to have been in a gallery made me so proud of myself. 
What is your heart’s greatest desire for your life as an artist? 
My great desire is to one day own an Art Retreat for free. It's a really long stretch to do things for free. But I believe that one day I could possibly do it. I want a place where women can come together in one place and create art and feel free from their stresses and just let go for a few days. 
Tell us where can we find out more about you & your art? 
Well. I started a blog over the summer at http://thinkcreatesarah.blogspot.com/ 
I have a YouTube account as well that I try and update when I can (excuse the Sign Language videos. I am a student! Haha!) between sleep, work and school! I should have some new videos up soon. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/thinkcreatesarah 

Thank you Sarah for our first TAT of 2013, that was a really fun interview ~ the art retreat is such a lovely vision and let me just say.....me first, me first, shotgun, shotgun lol I would definitely be up for "roadtesting" that vision when you need a guinea pig ;) lol I also want to say thanks to all those who have emailed me over the hols to take part in TAT, I'll be getting back to you all hopefully (fingers crossed as I type! ~ which is not easy btw lol) over the next week =D

Want to be a featured TAT artist? Email me or click the link to find all the details here =)


  1. Beautiful art work Sarah. Bold and very feminine. Good luck for all your future projects.
    Happiness and joy to you.
    Susie, West Sussex

  2. I know Sarah from another mixed media group and enjoyed learning a little more about her, like her vision for a free artist retreat...that sounds so Sarah, thinking of others! Congrats on being a featured artist! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  3. good piece of art work.liked the shadings in eyes.very realistic.

  4. I'm sooo happy to see Sarah featured here! She's a real sweetheart and can totally see her fulfilling her dream of owning/operating a free retreat one day....amazing goal for an amazing little one! ;)

  5. I love the idea of an retreat! Nice to meet you!


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