Shine a little light
I’m Robyn, and my job is to try to shine a little light into the world in any way I can. Just a couple of ways are Reiki and Seichim, art, and helping people. I do what I can. It is enough.
I’m a crazy cat lady, and I am the typist for a catnip stuffed duck. I have volunteered for years online helping animals and have helped raise thousands of dollars to benefit animal rescues and charities.
“My art is about being human. Emotions, bright and dark. Joy and pain. Raising our eyes to the sky and wondering what or who else is out there in the cosmos. The spiritual energy in all its many forms, encompassing ritual, myth, and magic. And seeing things in abstracted patterns that are meaningful to us, and to us alone. Being human is multifaceted, and so is my art.”
You can learn more about me below or you can go to my blog.
I have been creating things since I was a child. My creative efforts have ranged from sculpture to jewelry to drawing to writing to painting and more. In all my works, the goal is to shine a little Light into the world by bringing particular energy to you or to illuminate your humanity. It might be a glimpse into a feeling, crystal energy, Reiki healing energy, a place, or any combination.
I am both an insider and an outsider artist. Insider, because I do have some formal art training, albeit many years ago. Outsider, in that I both work outside the traditional art establishment and work around mental illness in the form of bipolar disorder and PTSD. Both the insider and outsider aspects of my art create a unique art experience.
I was in the sculpture program and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts when I fell in love with jewelry-making and made it my focus. I also studied design, drawing, oil painting, Spanish, creative writing, and hand-building ceramics. I was graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 1985. After graduation I continued with self-education, learning additional painting media, wire sculpture jewelry, various crafts, and more.
Crystal Meanings and More on Jewelry
For the past decade and more, I wrote about crystal meanings, as well as made and sold handmade sculpted wire jewelry on my former website. After hand injuries from making that jewelry and three surgeries, Robyn does not have the same hand strength and precision necessary to make jewelry. She still has a vital interest in crystals, though.