Barbie "Babs" Vidana Luepke
Dancer; Storyteller; Teacher / Instructor; Visual Artist: Drawing Illustration; Visual Artist: Mixed Media; Visual Artist: Painting; Visual Artist: Photography; Crafty
I enjoy various aspects of creating, mixing and crossing art mediums that sometimes bring about out of the norm ideas. I believe these out of the norm ideas challenge us and provide insight to who we are, identifies how art speaks to us, shows us a way to uniquely express ourselves, and most importantly it’s FUN! Art journeys lead us to self-insight and reflection that takes place over a lifetime. In this way, it has a healing aspect to it. Getting what is inside of us out of us. Thus, having experienced a lifetime of art in some form, The Art and The Mind LLC is the natural progression for me to move from the act of creating things myself to sharing and guiding others in their creativity and providing the space to do so. Your thoughts and emotions play a big part in who and what you are and these thoughts and emotions come alive and speak in a variety of ways when expressed through ArtPlay, ClayPlay and DancePlay.
Thomas Merton, the writer and poet, stated: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
YOU are a work of art. There is no other YOU. So, with that in mind, I have created guided ArtPlay, ClayPlay and DancePlay. While we may begin with similar ideas, we expand to express what is inside us. Intuitive. Interpretive. This helps us discover new things about ourselves. It may be letting our inner child out to play (permission granted!), or reignite a passion we set aside and intended to revisit with someday. I encourage you to make that someday NOW.
I look forward to being your Creativity Coach in upcoming ArtPlay, ClayPlay and DancePlay, creating, experiencing, glowing and growing right along side you.
Barbara Vidana Luepke
Art is too important not to share ~ Romero Britto
*We have a variety of offerings for private sessions of groups of 3 – 8 people. Check out our website: theartandthemind.weebly.com for more information.