Welcome to my creative space! I wanted a special place to blend all of my artistic endeavors together. I am the creator of La Boheme Magique (Bohemian Magic) which started out as a craft blog on blogspot.com. There, I would post creative projects, my art journal pages, unique finds, and magical recipes! Over the years I have even done some artistic photography, graphic design, and children’s book illustration. I even used my graphic design skills to start up an E-mag called “Abra-zine!”, which is a safe haven for artists of all kinds! With these issues, I hope to inspire and awaken the creativity in all who read them!
As 2015 started, I decided to rebrand Bohemian Magic into something that could be more of a service to everyone else who is trying to get their own magickal business off the ground, but just didn’t know where to start, creatively. I also want to be a teacher and guide for those who want to learn more about the techniques I have learned and even developed myself over the years. I decided to offer up some really fun courses to help the budding creative-preneur get their creative juices flowing, and also some services for those who just don’t have the time or energy to do things themselves!
I am a teacher by nature, and what better way to get my creativity out into the world than by teaching it! Everybody has a creative streak in them whether they realize it or not. I believe that I am here on this earth to nourish that little spark in everyone, and encourage them to embrace their self expression as they discover their own hidden talents…
Did You Know?
- I have attended the duCret School of Art and graduated in 2005 with a certificate in graphic design and children’s book illustration.
- I have been teaching music enrichment with the Sing A Song program for the past 5 years in preschools, day care centers, and young childhood development facilities all over Central New Jersey.
- I sing and play guitar, ukulele, and a little piano. You can check out my musical endeavors at www.JustinasWorld.com
- I am a certified Tarot Reader and Holistic Practitioner through the Heart to Heart Institute (www.hearttoheartinstitute.com)
Medium of Choice:
* Watercolors & Ink for Illustrations & Art Journaling
* Acrylics for painting objects
* I also LOVE mod podge glue, glitter & collage!
* Film & Video (I LOVE making art videos!)
*Adobe Photoshop CS 6 for designing, retouching, manipulating.
* Adobe Indesign for layout
* Logic for Audio Recording
* iMovie & Final Cut Pro for Video Editing
* Platform: Mac OS X
Things to Refurbish:
Old Furniture, Dollhouses, Recycled Bottle Caps, Mason Jars, Wooden Boxes, Shoes, Wooden Birdhouses, & Old Bed Comforters Make Great Window Valances! Things I’m Inspired By: Fantasy, Fairies, Goblins, Butterflies, White Horses, Unicorns, Flowers, Books, Candles, The Universe, Stars, The Circus, Ballet, Wind Chimes, Dream Catchers, Feathers, Mermaids, Love…
Practical Magic, Moulin Rouge, Water For Elephants, Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrman), Saawariya, Frida, The Nightmare Before Chrismas, James & the Giant Peach, Frankenweenie, Coraline, Eat Pray Love, Under the Tuscan Sun, Chocolat, Alice In Wonderland, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Neverending Story, Hook, Peter Pan.
Music that Inspires Me to Make Art:
Gary Stadler, Amy Lee, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Danny Elfman, Children’s Choir of Nice, Tilo Alperman, George Winston, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Vanessa Carlton, Hana Pestle, Any sort of Instrumental Piano or Strings.
Frida Kahlo, Tim Burton, Brian Froud, Da Vinci, Matisse
Francesca Lia Block, Sarah Addison Allen, Edgar Allen Poe, Lewis Carroll, T.A. Barron, Liz Gilbert, Paulo Coelho
The Ancient One, Dangerous Angels, Primavera, Ecstasia, Necklace of Kisses, Ruby, The Hanged Man, Garden Spells, Practical Magic, The Alchemist, Women Who Run With the Wolves.