First the aesthetic impulse comes, before information is recorded by hand and eye. Art and its message and beauty must inevitably take a defining shape from the phenomena of the artist’s imagination, as in a womb cells organize in order to manifest a pattern and be born. The artist listens to her own being and choices in anticipation of the new future caused to stir—moved by need for action and expression Nature and its laws of balance and intelligence restore equilibrium and bring on a rebirth of spirituality and sensitivity, healing humanity’s sensory alienation and
strangeness in the natural world. Creating a new and more joyful reality within the old reality can only be done if people, animals and nature are included. Outside of an all-inclusive system reigns chaos, though balanced with joy and hope. We are so busy struggling to maintain what a system has made important that often we forget to ask what matters now and create anew. All I have to give is who I am.
Meg Easling MA, GG (graduate gemologist), Art, Mythology and English teacher. I have enjoyed working with all ages from grammar school through high school, adult school and seniors. As an art therapist, I’ve been inspired by teen-age girls in a foster home and teach online English, art and mythology to high school students who travel and
live all over this planet. Gathering inspiration, I have traveled the Americas from Peru through Central America, Mexico, the US, British Columbia and Montreal—Europe from Lapland, Scotland and British Isles through France and Germany—Munich through
Eastern Europe, Istanbul, and Turkey to Teheran in Iran --Thailand and India from the pink city to the South and Sri Lanka. I have worked in the mediums of acrylics,
watercolors, line drawing, bronze sculpture, photography, gold and silver cast jewelry designs, lapidary, cement sculpture (gypsum), ceramics, poetry and writing. CSULA, Barnsdall (LA), SoCal Renaissance Faire, and Gem Quest Jewelers and Gallery in Ojai, CA are among the places I’ve exhibited.