Joy Joy Joy at being featured in such a wondrous place as Somerset Studio by Stampington!
Thanks to all the muses at Stampington for the gracious biography and seemless use of words and art. I am so completely grateful for this opportunity to be part of something so inspiring and breathtaking as your magazine!
I am featured on pages, 16, 27, and on 34 for my collaboration with dear Rena Askey. Thank-you Rena.
Thank-you dear light beings for making such a wonderful dream come true.
Light and love,
Amy Sperry Faldet
Here is what was said,
Amy Sperry Faldet has been noticing fonts on cereal boxes, the line of a leaf, or the way an eye looks when it is full of expression ever since she got glasses in the third grade. She says it began a happy dive into drawing and noticing, watching and appreciating. She explains, "Strangely enough, when I write on a daily basis, grocery lists, etc., it has always been a bit sloppy. It is when I send my heart into the piece that a letter becomes a little drawing with an organic life." It's that little bit of heart that ignites her muse and helps her find inspiration from nature, art nouveau and the embodiment of children's laughter. Amy says that if you could describe a child's experience of life--their joy, sadness, and innocent moments---and compare them to her drawings, that would be the highest compliment. As she creates, her four children are foremost in her mind. This Exemplar represents spring and summer; inspired by water and flowers, seaweed and growth, physical and spiritual. "We all go through transitions," says Amy, "as does the dragonfly, but the true transitions are in every moment." In creating this Exemplar, each pencil stroke is a new moment. When Amy creates a drawing, she sees the colors in her heart first, expressing a mood. She then takes her pencil and begins, as she says, "on the glorious bumpy watercolor paper." She watercolors the elements of the drawing and then outlines them with an 02 Zig pen. Amy is a full-time artist who draws everyday and laughs alot. Her days are spent gathering giggles, books, paper, gardening tools, and sunshine and feels the day is best spent outdoors or scattering joy. Her work is featured in two shows this year in New York at A Perfect World Gallery in the World of Imagination Show Vol. 2 and Sketch It Out.
I feel so blessed to have this bit of documentation about the joyous life I live. It fills me with light. Thanks Stampington and Company!
~Amy Sperry Faldet