A place for all creatives
Your voice matters!
Welcome to Canary Rising! I’m Crystal Marie, an artist, author, and instructor working primarily in collage, mixed media, and encaustic wax painting,
My process is intuitive. I come to the table with an open mind and an open heart. Aside from the technical decision-making required to get me started, I’ve learned that my best work comes when I get out of my own way and allow the work to tell me what it wants to be.
It sounds a little obscure and mysterious, but what it all boils down to is giving yourself permission to follow your own creative curiosity to discover that everything you really need to know about creating a great composition is already there inside of you.
Learn more about me
I believe that artists, like Canaries, are sentient beings, sensitive to the world around them. Each one has a unique and beautiful message to share.
I call my process intuitive. Tapping into that place inside where the truest, most authentic, version of my own unique self resides.
Canary Rising is my virtual studio, where there is always a seat at the table for you.
Come on in and fly!
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Where creativity has a place to show up and be seen, A safe, encouraging, creative group - and it's free!
Ready to spread your creative wings? Find our full schedule of courses here.
Momigami Seminar was recorded live during one afternoon gathering online where I presented both the traditional method and the contemporary method of the ancient craft of Momigami.
Both methods produce tantalizing texture and interesting design in the surface of the paper, but each very distinct from the other. I walk you through the ins and outs of each method and inspire you with some unique new ways to approach the craft.Find Out More
"It has a kind of ripple effect outside of just an art-making workshop."
"Crystal Has an amazing way with words, which lays the foundations...so the work you see is just the flowering, the roots go incredibly deep and touch the soul...Life changing. Truly transformational."
"It has been so amazing and inspiring to be part of this Shields class, from your generous, value packed lessons and pdf's to such interactive participants!"
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