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Artwork by Linda Ursin

Linda Ursin is a wildly creative, intuitive, artist & creative consultant providing creative kicks in the pants when you need it. She mainly gets her artistic inspiration from mythology & the local landscapes & wildlife.

 

She lets her intuition guide her choices of subject matter and materials and her work often symbolizes her collectors’ deeper levels. It acts as a visual anchor to help inspire, kick start, support, and guide them towards the life they most desire.

 

Carrie: When did you first realize the importance of art in your life?

Art has always had an important place in my life, although there were a few years when I let other things take its place. With chronic pain and a job that was misaligned, there was no energy left for it. But I got back to it and then some 🙂

Self-expression is a human need we forget all too easily and end up feeling like something’s missing. I had to learn that on my own and I try to get others to see it too.

Carrie: How would you describe your art?

I would say that my art is playful and explorative with a spiritual twist, if that makes any sense. It’s hard to put it into just a few words as I love to make art in so many ways.

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Artist Linda Ursin

Carrie: What does your workspace look like?

My workspace is actually just a corner of the living room table. I recently cleared some space in my bedroom so I do have a place to stand when working at the easel but I only use that when working on larger pieces. Most of the time, I’m on the couch at the table.

Carrie: Describe your habits or rituals around “making.”

I can’t say I have any set habits or rituals for my art making, at least not that I’m aware of. I just make.

Carrie: What do you hope viewers take from your artwork?

I hope they get some inspiration from it. Inspiration to be themselves, to work on their challenges, to move forward, to own their lives in a bigger way.

Carrie: How do your interests outside of art fuel your artwork?

I am a multi-passionate and my other interests come into my work as inspiration. As an example, the symbols series I did was inspired by my spirituality, the weeds came from the work with herbalism, and the creatures from folklore came from my interest in stories.

Carrie: What strategies do you use to help yourself when you feel “stuck?”

I only have one strategy for when I feel stuck, I play with something different. Usually something experimental to shake things loose.

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Artwork by Linda Ursin

Carrie:  What has been one hurdle you’ve overcome as a creative and how did you navigate that problem?

My biggest hurdle as a creative was letting other people’s demands and expectations take over my life and squeeze what I loved out of it. What brought on the change was me not recognizing myself anymore, having enough of it and deciding to run my own life. I started taking back my power piece by piece and brought back more of what I wanted into my life.

Carrie: For a time, you participated in the first incarnation of my mastermind program The Circle. What drew you to joining The Circle?

I had been struggling to find my way in the art marketing jungle and missing the support and community of a group. When you introduced The Circle, I just had to join. It helped a lot and it was fun to be part of it. I just wish I had been able to stay.

Carrie:  What is one creative resource you can’t live without?

To be honest, the only creative resource I can’t live without is my mind. I’ve had to make it without other resources for quite some time in the past and survived. But these days, I would hate to be without the Internet as well. It’s what connects me to many inspiring people.

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Carrie: Who/what inspires you?

What inspires me the most is the Norwegian landscape and fauna, and I’m fortunate enough to live smack dab in the middle of it. I also draw inspiration from my spirituality. As for people, there are some very inspiring women out there. You, of course, but also people like Allison Crow and Gwenn Seemel.

Carrie:  What does the word artist mean to you?

The word artist, to me, means someone who makes art in some way, and I don’t define art as only the classical disciplines (painting, drawing, sculpture etc.). Art can be many things.

Be Creatively Courageous: Are you multi-passionate like Linda? Share your many art interests in the comments below.

Additional Contact Info:

Website: http://lindaursin.net

 

 

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