About Marilyn E
“Only Positive Thoughts Are Allowed In My Atmosphere” ©
Marilyn E ~ 2014
“Always Dancing In The Joy Of Life!” ©
The Stone Cobra, LLC ~ Spirit Inspired Originals by Marilyn E
As an “artist” I am often asked “what is it that you do?” or “why do you do “ART?” or “tell us about yourself.” And as many times that I have been asked these questions and more, I have almost as many answers.
I do not know of any other career (artist) where these questions are as prevalent, where one has to define, defend, and or explain their work let alone the reason for choosing the career.
Now I could look upon this as annoying as I have sometimes in the past or I could take a different view, which I have in my maturity, as a learning curve as a tool to dig deeper and un-cover, and in gratitude give thanks for the gifts given to me on my journey to ‘ownership’, I am…
I am an ‘artist’, a Fiber Artist, a Wire Wrap Jewelry artist, a Crystal Energy artist, a Crystal Energy Seeker/worker, a Colour Theory artist, Graphic Designer, a Photographer, a Numerologist, Essential Oil Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, in short, I am a Multi-Faceted, Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Media Artist.
So. Let me introduce myself, I am Marilyn E, and I want to tell you As Much as possible about myself as an artist.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who daydreamed about art however, art was not a realistic, not practical… she surrendered to the pressure, to not follow her dreams. However, she kept her dream in secret, hiding her “work” in closets, under the bed…
Many times, in life a dream deferred becomes all but a pain-filled memory. However, in this case the dream gathered a life of its own and persisted until it slowly but strongly burst onto the surface. First in small ways and growing more and more obvious finally came out from the closet and from under the bed. She was and still is me, I am still that little girl, she lives inside me, she is my greatest champion, reminder, and keeper of my dreams.
Marilyn E: creates works as a fiber artist, a Wire Wrap artist, as a bead artist, and a crystal energy worker, often mixing the mediums for the past 30+ years and continues to seek new experiences, to grow in my skills and share what I have learned.
“The Stone Cobra was established in 1983 from an original graphic which named itself… and ever since has guided my journey personally, artistically, and spiritually.”
“The Stone Cobra and I have have grown and expanded our collective scope of work and wisdom. Initially, working in surface (natural fiber) design with a smattering of metal and found objects, The Stone Cobra continues to create in a widening range of techniques, maintaining our focus on the use of natural materials.”
“Always grounded in the Spirit of the media be it fiber, or crystal, or metal the need to identify and work with the integrity of the material all while listening to where it wishes to go is how I create.”
Although the direction of my mission and vision refine themselves occasionally, their roots remain grounded in Divine Universal Spirit.
“It is our duty to give back some of what has been given to us to help ensure the future of our species, our races, our world. We never truly know just how many lives we have touched, we can only strive to have made a positive connection. I believe that artistic expression as a foundation of all communication can bridge any gap and on some level, touch the heart, mind, and soul of every being on this, our small planet.” Marilyn E, 1996
≈ Clear Vision: I know that “We are the ancestors of the next generation” (O. J. Evans, 1999), and as such the commitment to creating a strong example of self-worth and excellence in every endeavor is paramount.”
≈ Mission: To be “Always Dancing in the Joy of Life!” (© 2006), sharing the endless possibilities of each moment and expanding each life experience.” Marilyn E ~ August 2015
Now you may very well ask, how one individual can be all this or that, well, I suggest that you take a look at your own career(s), then ask yourself the same question, take a journey into all the parts there are, into who you are and what you do. We often times to not give ourselves credit for our many facets we even do not even realize that we all have many facets. And all this without even addressing the personal aspects of our lives. Child of, parent of, aunt or uncle of…We are all on this glorious journey, contributors to the evolution of our planet. Revel in it (the you), dance in it, sing loudly in it, and be grateful for each and every moment of it. Of You!
18 December 2018 – 23/5 Freedom, Change, Creativity