June’s Feed Your Soul: the free art project Monday downloads: week 5


The last of the June’s Feed Your Soul free art downloads are here. Stay tuned though, there are more to come in July & August!


Suzanne L. Vinson – Suzanne is an artist, mother and ordained minister residing in Richmond, VA. Suzanne encourages all individuals to discover their giftedness through art. Her drawings, jewelry. mixed media pieces and block prints contain her love for vintage fabric, connecting her to the long line of creative quilters of her ancestors. See more on her website.

1. How do you describe your work?

My work is an extension of myself.  What I love inspires me to create.  Some of the branches of my art: hand drawn, carved, and layered mixed media works; jewelry using vintage fabrics & vintage buttons, and eclectic objects; and projects incorporating a story or blessing such as my blessing birdies.  My hand drawn works are incorporated into practical love for the everyday.  I work on what makes me smile.  Though, it’s more like a spring gushing up from within.  I am moved by color, texture, and simplicity.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

My early childhood experiences certainly continue to influence me.  Making mudpies, listening to bird song, climbing trees.  I was surrounded by creative family and learned to create without abandon.  I loved learning and still do as I continue to try new things and travel.  I am inspired by nature: trees, leaves, creatures, my garden, dirt, color.  I have learned to appreciate the talents of others and continue to surround myself with creative folks.  Their lives, work, and insights inspire me.  Most of all, I am inspired by the creative intelligence of my husband and the amazing curiosity and developing imagination of my son.  I love a good story.  I love children’s illustrators, past and present.

3. What do you do to help feed your soul?

Playing outdoors alone or with my son + husband; reading, telling tales, or napping; noticing flowers and small things; working in our garden; walking through galleries and visiting artsy sites of some amazing, talented folks.  Most of all: creating.  I am whole when I am working with my hands.  What I create fills my spirit and enables me to BE.  The act of creating is almost as important as breathing in the course of a moment.  My drawing journal is always in hand.  Creating draws me into the present, giving me awareness of what my hands are doing and what is happening within me and around me.  The act of creating is a whole-body experience: mind, body, and spirit.  My art is meant to share that goodness + peace (wholeness) to all who it becomes a part.

Download Suzanne L. Vinsons Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!


Ellen Kozyra Currier – Ellen grew up on the gulf coast of Florida, in a small beach town. Art and design has always been a big part of her life, but she had only recently been inspired to share her work with the world. By day she a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Analyst and cartographer. Besides creating maps and art, she spends her time knitting, reading, writing and practicing yoga. See more of her work on her website.

1. How would you describe your work?

My work is all about cities, nature and a sense of place. I love exploring this beautiful and intricate world with bright colors and simple, clear designs.

2. What are your inspirations in your art and life?

There’s pretty much no limit to what I find inspirational, but most commonly; a great song, a big back yard, & historic buildings.

3. How do you feed your soul?

Cooking, yoga, crafting, visiting the farmer’s market, anything that helps me feel connected to world around me.

Download Ellen Kozyra Curriers Feed Your Soul contribution HERE!