Iris Fritschi-Cussens shares that for her, the idea of being a SHEro meant connecting to the process of becoming herself and finding out what that even meant in the first place.She shares how she has used her art as a form of self-expression so that she can connect more deeply to herself, and how by allowing whatever is going to come out through her art, from deep inside of her, is a process that is both scary and exciting at the same time.
Iris explains how she would get really inspired by art and it would be the only thing that she could think about while she was at work. And then in the evening at home she would just feel either uninspired or too scared to start creating and would just end up watching TV instead.
She explains how she felt she couldn't trust that she could make something that she would be satisfied with, and how she has now created a process to overcome this.
Art became a gradual form of self discovery, as she began to realise that there was a 'me' out there that she had not really explored, and that she had been hiding the authentic her for many, many years.Iris reveals how she had always felt that there is a certain path, a conservative path, one where there is no conflict, as she hated conflict. She used to purposefully avoid conflict and felt this led her to a safe, boring and ultimately, unfulfilling life. And how by slowly discovering that if she is her authentic self, she might create a little bit more conflict with people, but she is so much happier so it feels like a 'no brainer trade off'.
Biggest Learning:How to show up in the world authenticity and that all the answers are inside of us.
Favourite Quote:"Do not compare your beginning to someone else's middle."
Palladio - Karl Jenkins and Adiemus
The Anti Perfectionist
Iris is a London based mixed media artist and creative enabler. She helps women clear their creative blocks so they can create art that is meaningful to them and feel good about themselves!
Iris loves to make art with a balance of fun techniques (with lots of yummy art supplies) and finding pure joy in the process. Her work features heavily textured backgrounds, bright/fluorescent colours, shabby & grungy elements, uplifting or inspiring phrases, faces & whimsical girls. There is always an underlying theme of self-expression and self-development.
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Interview Links And Resources:Free Art & Inspiration Guide