Bailey Ray - Mixed Media Artist, Designer, Crafter (and so much more)
They say that the simple act of creating art does not make one an artist. A true artist ENJOYS the act of creating art. I AM an artist....always have been. Within each brush stroke, each splash of color, each stitch or word is a small piece of me. I've struggled in life and endured some truly difficult times, but I've embraced the bad and turned it around so that I can make a difference for others. My artwork gives my soul a voice, which tells the story of my life. Sounds cheesy, huh? But it really is true.
It's difficult for me to fit what I do into any one category. I enjoy anything creative..... painting, sewing, card making/paper crafts, designing and making jewelry, art journaling, book binding, interior design, carpentry (still an amateur), writing, designing stamps and stencils, wow......I could totally keep going! Basically, I love making things with my hands (I know.....I've made that pretty obvious, huh?). :) I experience true joy when I'm creating something. Mixed media appeals to me because the possibilities are limitless and I find more creative freedom when I am not bound by the supplies I use.
Building a website and blog, however, is new to me. I have always felt as if I've wanted to get my artwork out for the world to see. All of those smart, techy (not a word....ohwell) people have made it simple to do so and finally...I have the means by which to present my work and myself to the world. Thanks smart, techy people! :)
Coming soon to my site.........I'd like to get all of my work into a gallery of some kind, start doing videos of my creative process as well as tutorials, connect to other artists or just people interested in my work, start an online store where my work can be purchased, and eventually tell the story of my life through all of these things.
I appreciate that you've taken the time to check out what I have here. I hope you'll continue to take this journey with me. I've provided links to my social media sites and as you can see above, I've added a link to a contact page. Feel free to leave a comment, ask questions, or just say "Hi."