Hello friends! Welcome to Create Joy Project! A place to foster creative thought, share our stories, learn from each other, meet and support Artists & Makers and find the joy in our artistic process! I'm so glad you are here! I am Laura Muir, Artist & Mother to three fun kiddos, and the founder of Create Joy Project. Check out my work on Instagram @Laura_Muir_Art.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing the lovely artist and mama ABIGAIL PALMER with you! She is so inspiring. Currently Abigale is creating the most incredible stories with her artistic process, showing the beauty in motherhood. Her work is a must see. Let's get to know her better!
Q: "Tell me a little about you..." -Laura
A: "I am Abigale Palmer, though I usually go by Abby. I am crazy about color, chocolate and going on walks with my kids. I graduated from BYUs art program and have been painting up a storm and adventuring ever since. I married my best friend and we have 4 fantastic kids from 7 down to 9 months old." -Abigale
Q: "How does your creative process bring you joy?" -Laura
A: "I love being able to walk by a newly completed painting for several days, and it is still the same, no need to be refolded or rewashed 😄. But my absolute favorite is hearing others interpretation and connection to my artwork. Especially the pieces in my motherhood series." -Abigale
Q: "What is something that has changed your life through sharing your gifts and talents with the world?" -Laura
A: "I feel more connected, supported, and excited about life through the work. I think my life has been especially changed by the friendships that I have developed." -Abigale
Q: "What is something you have had to overcome in order to share your art?" -Laura
A: "I feel like I have grown in a lot of ways since graduating college, and all of them have influenced and changed my artwork. Change is so constant having young children that I feel like the most growth has come in adapting my schedule to their needs, while still maintaining art as one of my priorities." -Abigale
Q: "Advice for all the other artists & makers out there?" -Laura
A: "My advice is to surround yourself with people who are excited about what you are doing. One of my friends and neighbor is often the voice that I need to hear to get me motivated and excited about making art! Her energy and love for art is often the reverberating voice in my brain that gets me moving." -Abigale