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April Artist of the Month: Heather Loftis

The day has finally come....I knew it would, I just didn't think it would be this soon...

The day that I was chosen as Artist of the Month....and the day I would have to write my own blog post!

Well...we'll see how this turns out!


A Little More About Heather

Hello all! Most of you probably know me already, but if not this is the perfect time! I am a watercolor artist here at Impulsive Creativity and I wear a lot of hats here! Not only do I create some of the artwork you see, I also teach classes, write the blog posts, am a social media admin for the Impulsive Creativity social media pages, and you may even see me working behind the counter!

Kat and I are best friends and I have been working for Impulsive since opening the storefront. To be honest, I have loved working at the shop with Kat and our husbands and being able to work more behind the scenes for the business aspect...

...until today. 🤣

My background in art started as soon as I started coloring in preschool, or maybe even before? Basically, as far back as I can remember, art has been my thing! I started taking private art lessons when I was 13 years old, have won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in student level art completions, and teaching art classes myself at summer camps since I was about 15. As long as there was an art class, I was taking it. From middle school all the way to college; taking all types of subjects from stained glass and pottery, to watercolor, oil paints, and beyond.

This isn't me trying to brag, normally you have to twist my arm to tell you about my past art accomplishments. May goal in sharing is to say that art has always been more than just a passion for me; it's been a part of what makes me, well, me.

I started an art business recently (called Lofti Arts) to reach my ultimate goal of sharing all my knowledge of art with whoever is interested in learning about it. I can't wait to share with you!


The Interview with Myself!

H: What was the "key moment" for you that lead to you getting started in your medium?

H: The key moment for me in painting was taking that private art class. I was able to experience a lot of different art styles and types in a very short amount of time and when my instructor was starting to show me the first techniques in watercolors (then a few months later in oils) I was hooked! Something about mixing my own colors and telling a story with them drew me to painting in general, but especially watercolor and oils.

H: If you could work in any other area of art (besides your own), what would it be and why?

H: I would have to say working on the pottery wheel. It is so different than my normal medium and I really miss being able to just slam down a glob of clay and slowly make something completely different and beautiful from it.

H: You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

H: That blue, green completely transparent ocean color. It's so calming and peaceful, which is how I try to live my life. That and the ocean is my happy place!

H: What is your go-to strategy for overcoming the thoughts of "your work isn't good enough" or "I am not good enough to sell my work"?

H: To be honest, I think I still struggle with this sometimes. I think it comes from trying to be "perfect" in my artwork (and in other areas in my life *cough, cough*). Though, I've found the best way to battle that voice is just to DO SOMETHING! Action helps me to fight back by saying, "At least I'm working on it instead of doing nothing."

H: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

H: I would be a fox! For those who know me, this is no surprise! I really love how agile and quiet they are, but how they still can stand their ground and fight back when needed. They are a source of inspiration for me.


What You Can Look Forward To

You should be able to see that I have a few things up on the online shop page here on the website (which is new for me!) So you will be able to see some of my newer works of art up and if you like them you'll be able to buy them!

But, if you don't want to do that, I will be offering new craft classes on the Impulsive Creativity YouTube channel! These classes will be offered FREE to you! I wanted to do this so that you will be able to still be crafty while stuck at home and to share my art knowledge with you! I'm still really new to the whole YouTube classes and video thing as well, so we will be learning together through this!

Below will be a link to the YouTube channel. Feel free to leave me a comment saying hi, or something that you would like to learn through the video series! Thanks for watching my videos in advance!


Let's Get Social!

Do you have a question or an idea? Let us know! Leave a commit below, sign up for our email list, or follow us on Social Media!

Here's a link to our Facebook page!

One for our Instagram page!

And one for our YouTube channel!

Practicing social distancing is great for not spreading the virus, but we miss being able to see you in the store! Reach out to us on your favorite social media platform, or send us an email, so that we can still talk to you!


I can't wait to craft with you on YouTube and talk with you about art things! Thank you for reading my blog post and I hope that you have a great day, despite what might be going on in the world. See you guys soon!

XOXO - Impulsive

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