I am thrilled this week to present an interview from the sister of a good friend, Angelia Phillips of flashPress. The beauty of our virtual community is that now she is my good friend as well.
Please join me in getting to know, Alicia Jaye Phillips of On Story Street.
Known to family and friends as “Nee”, she’s a talented and versatile lady who works as an artist, writer, photographer, horse lover and holistic healer all wrapped up into one lovely package.
Maria: Can you tell us about the person behind the artist, dear Alicia?
Alicia: I'm a woman who loves her family, friends and people in general, even though I’m quite solitary. Married for over 30 years to my soulmate, we have one son. I love all of God's creation but I'm most often drawn to horses.
If I bother with footwear, it’s usually boots or moccasins. My hair is uncut for spiritual reasons.
I prefer lifestyle changes to help solve health issues over modern medicine, when possible. My health challenges me every day, and I'm in perpetual study and practice in improving it.
I’m a woman of dreams and visions, and Jesus is my best friend. Most mornings I wake to the sound of birds and the scent of coffee. Those things and some time reading my bible are how I help ensure my days start off in the best way possible.
My clothing isn't trendy, but nearly always an extension of my personality and the things I love. You can never have too much plaid or velvet--skirts over my jeans or leggings is my dress preference.
Often I work with music in the background--instrumental jazz, folk or Christian.
I live in hill country nestled between two rivers, the Wabash and the Ohio. It's beautiful and my family has deep roots here spanning three centuries.
Maria: After taking a virtual trip to your gallery, I was drawn to Talking Smoke. As I've told you, what was intended for a friend is now a treasured part of our home. Can you share the inspiration behind this piece of art?
Maria: I treasure my copy of Scribble Shots. What was the impetus for this breathtaking compilation of photography and poetry?
Alicia: I wanted to inspire people to look through a different window and from a different angle.
A play of words tells the story of each image. It’s my hope the collection will bring
deep thoughts and feelings closer to the surface, where they can make a difference in the readers’ lives. Each image and their short, associated writings, are very special to me.
My family and friends made it possible to become an actual book, for which I’m grateful!
Thanks for spending this time with us, dear Alicia. I hope my readers will take a few moments to check out your website and gallery. I believe they’ll be happy they did.
Alicia: Maria, thank you for featuring me on mar’s Desk! I’m thankful for our friendship and I appreciate your interest in my work and so many other artists in the independent business community.
Until next week, wishing you peace.
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