Tuesday 7 May 2013

Tell All Tuesday ~ Featured Artist: Pixie Allen

Hi guys, it finnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnally feels like we're heading into summer here YIPPIE! I'm so happy I wanna share the love and will be doing so online tomorrow may be....in a giveaway...may be...I guess you'll just have to come back and see ;) for now though we have the happy goodies in the form of TAAAAAAAT (yep I'm THAT happpppppppppy I gotta draw lotsa words ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut!) lol enjoy the fabulous work and mindful words of Pixie;

Tell us a little bit about yourself & what kind of artist you are. 
I’m Pixie (yes it’s my real name) I’m an artist, I’m a seeker of the light, and general love giver... I am a mom of two little boys and wife of one hubster who’s pretty awesome in himself. I run a plumbing and heating company during the day... who am I kidding its a 24/7 company lol! But I use my spare spare time to art, create, write and just free my creative muse. I love to create using all the colours on the spectrum, Im not shy of colour, it makes me happy, the brighter the better. I don’t box myself in when it comes to the type of artist I am, I tend to create what needs to come out of me so one day that could be an art journal page learning techniques another day it could be an energy piece, the next a fantasy piece, so it depends on my mood, my muse and what I am free to create. 
What is the biggest challenge you personally face as an artist and how do you overcome it? 
I guess the biggest challenge is to remain true to who you are. It’s so easy to sit on YouTube and watch how everyone else creates but then you go and do the same, it’s easy to loose yourself as an artist especially if you are just starting out. I say its great to watch other process for a while but there comes a point where its time for you to shine your beacon down on the world and let them see just how fabulous you are. To over come the risk, always art in your style, style is what makes you....you, so to speak, there’s not really much point in copying someone else’s style because it isn’t authentic to you and that what everyone wants to see right!?! 
What is your heart’s greatest desire for your life as an artist? 
To be free to create the things that make my soul sing. I love art and creating, but I don’t stick to the rules, I make sure it’s always fun and the music is on in the studio so I can groove along to it lol. I hope that people look at my art and just love the colours, the use of colours and say wow that rocks. 
What do you most wish your art to achieve? 
I would like to achieve my own gallery show locally, then clearly world domination lol but seriously I would love my own gallery show, even a shared show, this would be one of my biggest desires for my art. 
Do you ever lose your mojo, and if so, how do you get it back?
It’s natural that at some point that you’re going to hit a wall, I just flow with it, I journal alot, a written journal, I find that helps get out any issues, a bit like morning pages, it gets out the negative before starting the day. It helps and it works, thats not to say that sometimes it will be a long hiatus between arting but I think sitting with it is the most important thing, listen to your gut and do what its asking you to do I always find that going against it just causes more road blocks lol. Sooner or later the muse will return, I guess its just having faith that it will come back.

Tell us where can we find out more about you & your art?
You can find me in all the usual places, mainly on facebook, my blog is down as I have some huge plans for that but right now you can find me here: Facebook Page : Twitter Page : Youtube 

Thanks so much Pixie, your last answer reminds me of a friend who says 'meh! it happens' with a dismissive shrug to practically everything that you think is totally end-of-the-world-crappy-balls (...short of someone dying that is) and I LOVE THAT! It happens, end of. Been feeling in that place lately and while part of me is going 'but you have no big project you're working on & that feels total weird-balls' the rest of me is totally 'who cares I got this shiny new paint, oooooooh *slosh* arrrrrrrrrrrrrrh *splat*' lol so I'm totally loving my mini downtime, I'm still doing art...so why do I feel I have to label it with a 'big project' sticker? That's total screwed-up-balls*!

Remember to *nudge* *nudge* come back *wink* *wink* tomorrow....

Do you??
Email me or click the link to find all the details here =)
Much love

* not sure what all the balls is about, the sun has made me giddy!


  1. I love hearing about other artists every week. I always look forward to Tuesdays!

  2. Pleased to meet Pixie today and see her fantastic art! Have "liked" her FB page and enjoyed her work there as well. Its also refreshing to see another artist who understands how to handle the missing muse scenario. I keep waiting for mine to disappear but so far she's just happily biding her time til we hit the desk together each day. :-)

  3. New to your blog but I can see I will be enjoying this feature in the future for sure - love finding out what makes other art people tick...

  4. This is an amazing blog post. I loved your art. I also have this talent that I can sketch anyone while looking at him/her and can make exact copy of him/her on a piece of paper. I wonder if I wasn't working for construction company then I would have been an artist for sure.

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  5. Thanks for another great interview...I like meeting other artists and seeing their work.

  6. Yet another great interview, Jenny! Loved meeting Pixie and getting another artist's perspective on bringing together, family, life and art, and she does it with aplomb! Thanks for TAT!!

  7. Hi Jenniebellie! I'm new to your art world but I am really enjoying it! That darned mojo can be a slippery fellow.


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