Getting Clear on being an artist By Sophie Navarro

August 30th, 2018

Upon reflecting over the summer, I have learned a great deal about love, loss and the journey back to self-love. I have learned huge lessons this year and as an artist, it can be very vulnerable. However, despite the growth, I value the unraveling. I value the energy that it brings. It actually clears my path and helps me get crystal clear about what it takes to be the artist I have always wanted to be. 

It comes down to if you want it that much, you will be the only one that can do it. It has to come from knowing yourself deeply at the core. It has to be something you work on every single day and accomplish 1-2 goals for the day, no matter how small it may seem. You need to stay disciplined, focused and clear. 

I have noticed this for myself and for my own art practice. There is an art between being an artist, a mother and a business woman. There are 3 different roles in one persona. However, each role overlaps the other. I have discovered that if I give too much of myself in one area and lose my balance, it is amazing how that can affect your work. It is important to have a balance of playfulness, fun and relaxation. 

Today I remind myself to stay focused, present and disciplined within my art practice.

I also practice deep compassion for myself, my son and for my friends who are incredibly supportive. I think having a strong support network is very important as you navigate being an artist. 

Balance is key in everything you do. 

May you all stay balanced from within, smile more and laugh more! 

Namaste, 
Sophie Navarro

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The Goddess in Me By Sophie Navarro

The goddess in me sees the Divine in you. 

As I breathe in the light and honor this energy. I am humbled by this feeling.

It is a feeling that I recognize in myself. 

It feels like home. It feels like peace. 

The goddess in me sees the spirit in you. 

For this, I am awake, mindful and feel the earth beneath me, grounded and still. 

I am honored our paths have crossed. 

 

Courage By Sophie Navarro

 Art takes courage, discipline and compassion. There is a moment when you get into the flow of your work that takes you beyond the ordinary hour. It transcends time. I am learning to honor my creative time every chance I get. As a parent, it can be challenging to balance a career, graduate school and parenting. Nonetheless, I make time for the creativity because it is a part of my artist spirit. I also love to teach others how to create something new. There is a passion inside that wants to be expressed each day.  Today I honor this creative fire inside through everyday sketching, painting and poetry. I am setting better intentions to find those precious moments to create.  May you all have a beautiful day!  Sophie Navarro

Art takes courage, discipline and compassion. There is a moment when you get into the flow of your work that takes you beyond the ordinary hour. It transcends time. I am learning to honor my creative time every chance I get. As a parent, it can be challenging to balance a career, graduate school and parenting. Nonetheless, I make time for the creativity because it is a part of my artist spirit. I also love to teach others how to create something new. There is a passion inside that wants to be expressed each day.

Today I honor this creative fire inside through everyday sketching, painting and poetry. I am setting better intentions to find those precious moments to create.

May you all have a beautiful day!

Sophie Navarro

Be Love By Sophie Navarro

 I have learned that creativity is something that must be nurtured every single day. It depends on growth, change and shifting to keep the energy moving. I am always working on new designs to continue to stretch my skills and approaches to my compositions.  As we get closer to Spring, I sense the shifts that are taking place more than ever. I am working on tapping into meditating regularly and practicing more yoga. I value how when you practice slowing your breath down, magic starts to happen internally and externally. You start to look at humanity, nature and life on a whole new way. Things slow way down. You don't feel that urgency to be busy all the time. You just slow down. Slowing down is a part of the creative process. It is an excellent way to tap into new designs.  Suddenly, you find yourself connecting with new people and start seeing new connections. I am working on expressing myself more and more with each passing day.  Be Love. Be Light. Be Your Own Authentic self.  Let your art heal others.  Sophie Navarro

I have learned that creativity is something that must be nurtured every single day. It depends on growth, change and shifting to keep the energy moving. I am always working on new designs to continue to stretch my skills and approaches to my compositions.

As we get closer to Spring, I sense the shifts that are taking place more than ever. I am working on tapping into meditating regularly and practicing more yoga. I value how when you practice slowing your breath down, magic starts to happen internally and externally. You start to look at humanity, nature and life on a whole new way. Things slow way down. You don't feel that urgency to be busy all the time. You just slow down. Slowing down is a part of the creative process. It is an excellent way to tap into new designs.

Suddenly, you find yourself connecting with new people and start seeing new connections. I am working on expressing myself more and more with each passing day.

Be Love. Be Light. Be Your Own Authentic self.

Let your art heal others.

Sophie Navarro

March 18th, 2018 - Changes By Sophie Navarro

On Embracing Changes

As an artist, it can be a lonely path and often times a bit awkward. I am learning to embrace all the emotions that can come up while being on this path.

I have come to learn that chasing your dreams is no easy path. It is a courageous path. It is a path that will challenge every part of your life. I have been working very hard for the past 4 years on my Master's degree in Arts Management and I have to say I am so excited about it!

There is so much I have learned in the last 4 years. I have learned that you're never really ready to start a business or you're never really ready to do a presentation. There is always that little voice inside that says no, you're not ready. Nonetheless, when you push through all that discomfort, worry and stress, huge pay offs do come up in the end. There is nothing like accomplishing a deadline and knowing deep down you did it!

The research part of what I am working on right now is working on creating a guidebook for artists entrepreneurs who desire a career in the arts. My goal is to have a series of illustrations in a graphic novel format with a few chapters. These chapters will give some insight on important goals to have in mind when starting your business and how to sustain your art business.

Stay tuned for new videos and updated blog posts! It's time to honor that creativity!

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Chakra Goddess By Sophie Navarro

Our Energy Our Essence

As wholeness sets in, our essence becomes an energetic field. This field is pure, moves out into the world with light and flows from within and is magnetic. The more you love you who are, the more your energy vibrates outward. The more your self-care you practice, the more you radiate your wholeness. The more you stay true to essence, your energy brings forth who you are at the core. Always be yourself.

Always protect your essence with a sacred energetic tune. 

Let it rise up with unconditional love.

The world is in need of this unconditional love.

As energy and as essence - be who you are.

Radiate who you are.

Honor your essence.

Honor your energy.

Your essence is beautiful.

Celebrate your energy.

 

 

By Sophie Navarro

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