Michelle Hold— Abstract Painter


What is your creative mission?

I would say to wake up as many people as possible, to pull the viewers out of their daily routine and open their mind with my abstract paintings

What do you love about what you do?

I am a creator, so every day I am grateful to have the possibility to create new paintings, images, scarfs, bags, cushions and to add attention to the beauty of this world.

What have you learned from your successes/ failures?

For me there is not really that difference between success and failure. I try not to judge the outcome of my adventures, so they remain just experiences on my continuing journey.

How do you keep pushing ahead after a difficult challenge?

Remember when you were a kid and fell down, if nobody pities you, you just got up and ran again. Same thing, I just concentrate on what is really important to me, and enjoy the moments of challenge as well, or I paint them (have a look at my painting Challenge)!

Have you ever encountered resistance from family, friends, or the world in general? How did you overcome those kinds of blocks?

Sure most times they tell me that I am a dreamer and that I live in a different world. I never listen because I know that I have to be true to myself and I could not be me if I would not try to continue doing what I love.

How has your art and creativity healed you?

When I create I seem to tap into the real me, into something bigger than my present body, into the endless possibilities of this universe. And I feel complete.

What are your NFA Bullet points? What steps would you recommend for anyone who wants to kick some ass and get their creative dreams off the ground?

Think about what is your biggest desire and pursue your dream without looking back, loving the adventure .


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About the Author:

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians and random creative types to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world. Author. Award winning musician/ producer. Internationally distributed filmmaker. College prof. Photographer. Speaker. Consultant. Not F*ing Around—The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first book.

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