Next in our Artist & Muse series we're introducing you to one of our favourite celestial beings, Annie.
We've been following Annie's journey for some time, admiring her art and words as she shares her magical journey through life. Below we talk to this local creative about her work, life this year through turbulent times and her endlessly intriguing approach to healing with earth's energy.
Meet our dream girl below…
Annie, please introduce yourself…
My name is Annie, I am an independent artist and the creator of DreamyMoons. I am currently living in my dream location - Northern Rivers, NSW. I moved to Australia when I was 11 years old from Moscow, Russia, where I was born and where I spent my childhood frolicking in magical forests and reading endless fantasy books, that to this day inspire my art. Apart from art, I enjoy yoga, cooking, hiking, spending time with horses and reading.
What has this year been like for you?
A lot of changes happened earlier this year. I separated with my partner, moved houses, went through some health problems. But for the past month, I have finally been feeling incredible and back in my creative flow. I am learning to embrace change, because in the end it all works out for the best. I truly believe all these difficulties I went through earlier were necessary for me to enter this new chapter of life, which so far has been incredible.
How was Dreamy Moons born and how has it evolved?
I have always been drawing and writing. Since I learned how to write, my hobby was creating my own little books. I would write a simple story, illustrate it, and staple the pages together. When I finished high school I was afraid of the competition in the art and design field, I didn’t feel like I had anything to bring to the table. I went to study naturopathy instead which was incredible, and I loved it so much, but something was missing. It was creativity, of course. I decided to open an Etsy shop simply in hope that it would motivate me to paint and create more once I see that others like what I do. I didn’t ever think I would create a successful business and actually make books, for real this time! It was just a project for fun. I named my shop DreamyMoons because back then, all I did was paint watercolour moons.
What are the methods you use to stimulate energetic expansion and self-exploration?
Yoga and solo time in nature. Yoga allows me to get in touch with my body, mind and soul. My inner world. It allows me to slow down and go inwards, reflect and process. Solo time in nature allows me to go outwards. Observing the trees, birds, butterflies all existing in perfect harmony brings me so much inner peace. I also get a lot of creative ideas when I am walking or hiking.
I feel connected to the earth when …
I am naked swimming in a creek, or gardening under the morning sun.
I’m passionate about …
Healing and helping others through my art and books.
I feel powerful when …
I am doing yoga!
My happiness derives from …
Living my truth and seeing others around me happy.
Our next Full Moon is on August 22nd in Aquarius; what does this represent for you and what ritual will you practice?
I love getting together with girlfriends to watch the full moon rise over the ocean. We always bring journals and incense and an oracle/tarot deck. We normally journal about what we are letting go and safely burn that page, and journal about all we want to call in and manifest.
What’s next for you?
My next big release will be my annual 2022 Year of Growth Books, diaries full of astrology, self reflection prompts, affirmations and intention setting. I am very excited about this one because it’s my 4th diary and the previous 3 diaries sold out so incredibly fast. They will be released on dreamymoons.com.au on the 5th September!
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