Former Firnew Artist: Barbie Babcock

I paint because it is part of who I am.   Just like my yoga practice, when I am painting I am truly present in the moment, not worrying about the future or reflecting on the past.   I believe in sharing God’s gifts and derive tremendous joy when teaching a yoga class, or having one of my paintings touch someone in a positive way.

Painting is like a yoga practice.   I never roll out my mat, or pick up a brush and think, “Gee, I wish I had done something else.”

One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou ~ “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have.”

For me, one of the most vital components of developing creativity is collaborating with other creatives, feeding off of one another’s insights, ideas and enthusiasm.