Sarah Lorraine Edwards
I decided to call my art Sarah Smiles Creations because they truly make me smile. This collaboration between myself and mother nature brings a deep joy and happiness to my life I have come to be so thankful for.
I currently live in Washington state with my three wonderful children. While my present habitat is the city, I grew up on a large piece of acreage in Eastern Oregon where I had the freedom to explore the woods and fields of the natural landscape around my home.
Creating has always been a love of mine. This passion lead me to seek an art degree from Gonzaga University. Over the years I have played with many different mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking, sewing and jewelry making, to name a few. I can safely say making nature art has become my favorite. There is something about taking the natural beauty of the earth and turning it into a piece of artwork that is very charming to me.
My first inspiration to create works of art in nature came from the land artist Andy Goldsworthy. Over the years I have created many large outdoor nature artworks. Only more recently have I been experimenting on a smaller scale. The results have been delightful. In my search for “art supplies” around my neighborhood, local parks, and friend’s gardens, I have seen so many varieties of plants I never noticed before. Through this art form I develop a deeper connection and appreciation for the natural world surrounding me. I hope to inspire others to pay a little closer attention to the life springing forth all around them, and, to every now and then, reach down and make a little art with it.