Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Create A Cure Featured Artist: Lead Publicist Marc Marco Marcos

Today's Featured Artist is a truly talented man who literally oozes creativity.  Marc Marco Marcos, Create A Cure's Lead Publicist, is an illustrator, model, and creator of all things fabulous.  Read on to learn more about Marc!

"I graduated from the Art Institute of Washington in 2007. I studied Media Arts & Animation, but my interest is in Illustration. I am also currently pursuing a modeling career.

Creativity has been a large part of my life pretty much since birth. My mother was creatively inclined so I guess those genes passed on through me. She studied fashion design before I was born, which is probably why I have an interest in the fashion industry.

I have always felt that my talents were given to me to do more than just provide personal gain. Being given a talent is almost like being a super hero (with great power comes great responsibility), but the journey isn’t always easy.

In both my pursuits (college & modeling), my start was never what I expected. During one of my first classes at AIW I felt I would never make it to graduation day let alone have the skills I needed to actually call myself an artist. With modeling, I was completely doubtful of my ability to perform well in front of the camera. Fear is a huge obstacle, but perseverance and help from your friends can enable you to overcome anything.

There is no better feeling than being fulfilled physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m doing what I love and I’m sharing those experiences with the people I hold dear.
I am indeed creating my life."

Marc is walking in the upcoming Artomatic Grande Finale Fashion Show.  Go check him out!

Thank you Marc for sharing your gifts with us as we strive to create something beautiful!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Creative Reality

Hey Creatives!  I am so excited to share this post with you.  I had the privilege of hosting blogger Kara Johnson in my home studio over the weekend to share my art and discuss the Create A Cure project.  Check out this lovely blog post and photo spread she's put together!

Create A Cure <3's A Creative Reality!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Create A Cure Featured Artist: Lead Artist Felicia Woodward

I am so excited to share the profile of our Lead Artist with you today!  Not only is Felicia a massively talented Designer/Illustrator, but she is also a fine artist and one of the most integral members of the Create A Cure team.  Among her many generous contributions to this project, she is responsible for our branding and web/media presence.  Please read on to learn more about this incredible woman!

"I am an Army Brat born in  Oklahoma and raised in Detroit, Michigan.  I started my artistic career early in life taking commissions from my Grandfather (they were mostly dragons and monsters and often not what the client had requested). He always praised me an encouraged me to do whatever I wanted, just to be great at it. He and my Aunt would always tell me that there were great things in store for me and that all I had to do was go out and get them. My Aunt passed away from stomach cancer and my Grandfather soon after. They both tried to push me to use my skills and I want to show them that all their love and encouragement wasn't for nothing."

Thank you, Felicia, for sharing your many wonderful gifts with us and helping us to create something beautiful!