Multi-form Artist and Podcast Host
Multi-form Artist and Podcast Host
Hello and welcome to my website!
I call myself Curiosity's Apprentice because I'm always learning and exploring. I am a question asker. Curiosity is a way of life for me a way of breathing I wake up in the morning, curious of what my day will hold.
Curiosity has led me to some great adventures. It's a lifestyle I wouldn't trade and I'd live it all over again. But being Curiosity's Apprentice has also had its challenges. I've taken some big spills in my life, failures that have taught me tough, yet valuable lessons.
My podcast Curiosity's Apprentice is a way I want to share these lessons with you in hopes that you can learn and grow from them too.
What else can I say?
I'm a Multi-form Artist.
This means I have many faucets in which I express creatively. The question I've heard most often in my life is, "Is there anything you don't do?" It's a flattering question but also awkward to answer because the truth is...NO, when it comes to the arts there isn't anything I don't or can't do.
My friends call me an octopus. My creative arms move many directions with one clear minded goal:
I use my talents to the best of my ability, to demonstrate freedom for others in the art.
What does that even mean? Truthfully, I'm still discovering the answer, but this much I can tell you now...
I count myself blessed to have lived a life immersed in the creative arts. My years are layered with having developed myself in music, dance, photography, clay sculpture, painting, and many other creative endeavors related to art and entrepreneurism.
Now I’m in my forties and I look back seeing that each decade marks a season where I mastered skills and used my creative voice to express freely, pushing through creative barriers. Often I didn't even realize what I was doing, I just moved from one artform to another because my spirit led.
I’ve both failed and mastered these many artforms and I’ve learned equally from both experiences.
I think you'll be interested to know past passions include but aren't limited to... music, singing, songwriting, radio, voiceover work, photography, blogging, videography, pottery, sculpting, painting, watercolor illustration, and the list goes on and on.
These aren't just creative hobbies that I dabbled in. These are things I have sunk my life and soul into and attempted to master every fiber of my being. And there is so much so much I want to share about my journey in the arts. Being creative has been a result of me, living life curious.
Here's how I see it... creative freedom is to move seamlessly from one medium to another (if you want to) never seeing the difference, always welcoming the expression. Being an artist is a way of life, of breathing and moving, it's not only about mastering a medium. I used to compartmentalize and try to organize all my talent into neat little explainable labels like "I'm a photographer" or "I'm a painter" when none of those can sum me (or you) up.
None of the labels or titles define us. It's just simple...
I'm Marijanel. I'm Curiosity's Apprentice.
I've never graduated from being Curiosity's Apprentice because I'm always wondering what's around the bend and learning from what I discover. I will forever be a student of wonder and awe.
I also believe everyone can experience creative freedom and everyone's story is unique. Your story is worth telling too. I believe in you.