"First I only used to draw stick figures. Then my school counselor said not to draw stick figures, but try to draw to more detailed figures. So, I thought “This is fun.” Of course, the other person who got me interested in art is my Mom."
I asked Madi how she comes up with her designs.
"I honestly don’t think about them too hard. I just draw what I want to draw. For colors, I pick what I like and they usually go together. For example, I like blue, orange and yellow."
These are Madi's favorite art supplies: sparkle spray, alcohol inks, Copic markers and Pitt markers. Madi has joined me in a few lessons from different on line art classes. Here is a piece that she did for Life Book:
Over the years Madi has participated in many different charity events, selling her wonderful artwork and donating the money to charitable organizations such as Lily's Hope. I'm so proud of her in so many ways. I'm proud that she is so dedicated, creative and generous. I have to say she is the most inspirational person for me personally regarding my own artwork. She always has something positive and motivational to offer.
Speaking of motivational, some of you may remember Madi's famous quotes. I asked her how she comes up with such amazing and interesting quotes.
"Well, I take the happy moments in my life and in other people's lives and put them into quotes. Then I think, why is it a happy moment? What is happy about it? And I put it into quotes. Sometimes I just lie down in the grass and look at the sky, feel the breeze and think of quotes that way."
For those of you who may have missed Madi's quotes in previous posts, here they are again.
So, what does the future hold for this talented girl?
"I’ve always wanted to be a quadruple threat: actress, singer, dancer and acrobat. I plan to try to get famous by practicing all of these talents anywhere I can. Right now I am taking 5 different dance classes and would like to audition for the FX dance company which is part of my dance studio. I would like to audition for a commercial when I am older, maybe in 10th or 11th grade. I don’t want to get famous when I’m young, because that’s just a pain in the butt."
"If I didn’t want to be a movie star or a pop star, I’d totally want to be an artist. My Mom said when I was little, I had so much creativity in me, that I didn’t know how to express it."
I asked Madi what advice she would give someone who is interested in art, but afraid to try to learn new things.
"My teacher for dance says, if you try to do a stunt and you are afraid, you will fall. If you are out there and want to create art but are afraid, just create a piece of art. No one is going to see it, if you want you can even put it in the trash. Don’t let your worries get the best of you."
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Madi and her artwork a little better today. Thanks so much for joining me for the artist of the month post!
"Sometimes we get so caught up in our art, we forget to enjoy the journey." by Madi