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Thrive Talk by Marlene Lowden – My personal artist story

Meet my teachers and hear my very personal story on becoming an artist. This is an audio recording (with slides) of my talk for Thrive on March 29th, 2017. Public speaking is pretty scary and sharing your personal story adds another layer of vulnerability. I want to thank the Thrive network for the invitation to…

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Abstract paintings Thoughts on Painting

I’m thankful for me (my inside me that is)!

I know that sounds kind of pompous so I’ll explain. Up until a few years ago my most predominant self-talk was judgmental and pretty cruel.  I could hold space for everyone else.  I could find love and compassion for everyone else’s imperfections but not my own. The voice inside my head that spoke to me…

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Created on the Sunshine Coast BC Creative Play

Share Your Truth! – but what if you are not exactly sure what YOU want to say?

Speak Your Truth, Share Your Voice, Express Yourself! I agree, we need you and your message, more than anything right now. We need positive change. But what if YOU don’t know exactly what YOU want to say? Awkward. You know you are passionate about all sort of things, motivated to serve, to give and to…

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Abstract paintings Created on the Sunshine Coast BC Thoughts on Painting

I love stories like this one . . .

Most of my canvases are handmade.  They are created by a local craftsman who builds the frames with repurposed wood.  He uses a rough textured canvas for me then gessoes and sands them 3 times so they are ready to use.  I often leave bits of the canvas untouched in my final work because they…