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It brings me great joy that my work is spreading around the globe. Perhaps you will find a resonance with my work also.

I was born and raised in Australia. I spent much of my life on the beautiful white sand beaches! There I was fortunate enough to see the spectacular, breathtakingly beautiful color and light frequently on display at sunset and sunrise. The way the light moved on the water and reflected off everything left its impression on me.
I moved to the United States many years ago and have called the mountains home ever since. I find the life, color and feeling here to hold equal beauty and inspiration.
I have a deep fascination and respect for the energy of our world and how it connects us all.
How we in turn effect each other.
I feel deep connection with color, light and texture when working and feel inspired to paint what I see and feel in my dreams and heart.

The Artsy Aussie The Artsy Aussie

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It brings me great joy that my work is spreading around the globe. Perhaps you will find a resonance with my work also.

I was born and raised in Australia. I spent much of my life on the beautiful white sand beaches! There I was fortunate enough to see the spectacular, breathtakingly beautiful color and light frequently on display at sunset and sunrise. The way the light moved on the water and reflected off everything left its impression on me.
I moved to the United States many years ago and have called the mountains home ever since. I find the life, color and feeling here to hold equal beauty and inspiration.
I have a deep fascination and respect for the energy of our world and how it connects us all.
How we in turn effect each other.
I feel deep connection with color, light and texture when working and feel inspired to paint what I see and feel in my dreams and heart.

    Che’CAST – Episode 2

    Che’CAST – Episode 2

    Che’CAST 2

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    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 5

    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 5

    In Person Experience Podcast – Epidode 5
     
    Pod Cast Transcript:
    Hello!  Thank you so much for joining me for week 5.  I’m super grateful that you’re here, and joining me for this, podcast and this experience with me, this in person experience.  Um, I will be releasing my tour dates for the summer coming up here, March 21st. Uh, also what’s happening right now is CHEDAYS.  This is the celebration of Spring. You have until the 20th of March to use coupon code CHEDAYS at artsyausie.com, in my store, to get 20% off anything you’d like to purchase on the whole website.  That includes prints, and the yoga pants. Take advantage of that if you would like to.
    Um, like I said I will be releasing those tour dates coming up here next, 2 weeks from now actually, which is March 22nd.  Uh, my full summer release of tours, and you’ll, uh, have the opportunity to purchase Swag Bags, before I come to each city.  So you can avoid shipping, and get a discount, and come and pick up your Artsy Aussie stuff, from me at the local event. Uh, I like to come to your cities because, I want to show you the work in person.  It’s such a different experience, and truly if you’ve actually seen my work in person, and can attest to this, I would love for you to drop a comment, and let other people know what it is that I’m talking about.
    Um, okay, anyway, so this week I wanted to talk about the fact that, uh, vulnerability is truly our greatest strength.  And, allowing ourselves to be seen in all of our vulnerable glory, meaning in all of our authentic self, and all of the ways that we are who we are, and how we express who we are.  Showing up in that fashion, is the greatest thing that we can do for the world, and the planet, and everybody around us. Being authentic and taking off our mask, uh, you know actually even understanding who we are enough to be able to take off the mask.  Something I learned as a, once I got through my teen years, and got through my early twenties and thirties. You know, I really came to understand that most of the people that I knew, including myself, we’re all wearing these masks, and people are loving us, and interacting, with our mask not our authentic self.  And, going through this autistic journey has given me, I guess a speed path to understanding the, what’s behind the mask, and having a, a comfortable feeling, and a secure feeling, about what’s underneath, you know. And being, um, so frequently in the spotlight in, at shows and meeting people, and holding space with my paintings, and being in that most vulnerable space.  And learning how to feel comfortable in that vulnerable space, regardless of what anyone else is saying. I think has given me a, a beautiful gift really, and I want to share that gift, I want to share that on with as many people as I possibly could. That being who you are and what you have inside is completely beautiful, and being vulnerable, and letting yourself be seen in your vulnerability, is equally as beautiful and special.
    You know tapping into that space inside of us, and allowing what’s in there to come out is a challenge.  Because we’ve, you know mostly been taught all of our lives to conform, and fit in and not to stand out, not to draw attention to ourselves.  But the truth it really is, that when you get into that authentic space inside of you, and you connect into what makes you who you are, and then you light that up, and then you gift it out.  Man that’s when magic starts to happen. That’s when the journey starts getting really exciting, and life becomes more magical, and full of passion and wonder. Huh, that feels like a worthwhile mission in life.  To help other people see the truth of themselves.
    This week I’m going to be talking about a very special piece to me.  It’s called Sweet Embrace. And I painted this piece, right before I got

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    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 4

    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 4

    In Person Experience Podcast – Epidode 4
     
    Pod Cast Transcript:
    Hi!  Thank you so much for joining me for, week four of my podcast.  Um, this week I’m going to be talking to you about, a very special painting, for me, well they’re all special to me, but this one is very special her name is Flow.
    But to start things off I’m going to just uh, drop down the dates of things, cities, that I’m coming to, ideas for some of the events that are upcoming.  The first big one is Fuel and Flow. That’s going to be in Idaho falls on May 11th. So, if you’re a yogi and you like all things yoga, this is a great event for you to attend.  Um, it’s a one day conference, your lunch is provided, there will be a fashion show, bit of fun in the middle. And then of course all things amazingly awesomely yoga. So if you’re interested in coming, um, Fuel and Flow is a good one to get on your event calendar.  I’ll also be doing a kickoff at Healing Hands, we’re looking at May 11th and 18th for that. Go to Pride in Utah, June 1st and 2nd. I’m looking to go to Paradiso in June, and also to Seattle Pride this year to celebrate there with them. Um, I would like to go to Boise’s Pride this year.  I’m just trying to see if that can fit into my schedule. And then of course I’ll be going to San Diego Pride as well. And then a lot of other festivals and, um, events in there. For example The Goddess Festival in Boise that’s in July, so lots of great events coming up.
    Um, I’m very excited to see everybody in person and bring my work so that you can see it in person.  It’s a very different experience. Um, it is, it’s the reason, why I paint, I think. Um, I mean painting them and not showing them to anyone seems like a foolish choice.  Uh, you know I’ve been creating since I was 12 years old, and painting seriously, since I was 12 years old, and one of the reasons why I chose this specific painting to talk about today, um, she goes so perfectly with Clarity which will relate to my Che’CAST, because they really do go together.  Um, anyway let’s just jump right into talking about Flow this week. So, she is, um, she’s very large. She’s 48 by 60. She’s an oil on canvas, and at the time in my life, this was painted in 2013. I had just done a really amazing show, in fact it was the best show of my life. It was in Sweet Pea, Montana.  Uh, Sweet Pea Festival in Montana. And, I’ve never sold more originals in my life. I mean it’s, it just seemed like everybody that came in, was just waiting to come in to support my work. And, the result of that was that I came home and spent more than half of what I made, on paint and canvas. And that was a significant investment in, you know, my future career as an artist.  And Flow is one of the pieces that came from that. I, I purchased 6 of the largest canvases I had ever purchased and enough paint to paint those canvases.
    Now this canvas was resting against my stairway, in the house that I was living in.  And, I came in from my day job. And, I was looking at the canvas and I could just see her.  Nothing else. I could just see her on the canvas, exactly the way she looks. And I literally just took out a pencil, I think it was one of my children’s pencils actually.  I took out a pencil and I just sketched her on there. And, she just was so, like, she was so gorgeous to me. The way her body was, and her long arms, and her big face, and big eyes, and big beautiful lips.  Anyway, I couldn’t see anything else of the colors, I could just see her form and shape. And, so I let it sit, and I took the canvas into my studio space, and I set her up on an easel. And, like always I looked over at my paints and I picked the three that stood out to me that day.  And, it was this, deep yellow, this cadmium yellow. And, this blue that I work with a lot which is Phthalo blue, and it

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    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 3

    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 3

    In Person Experience Podcast – Epidode 3
     
    Pod Cast Transcript:
    Hello, hello, and welcome to week 3 of the podcast with the Artsy Aussie me Cherryn Wight, and this is the In Person Experience, or the build-up for the In Person Experience.  So, what that basically means is that, over the summer I come to your city, and I bring my creations with me. My painting, so that you can see them in person.
    I’d like to just do a quick blurb just to beginning with, of what’s coming up.  May 11th I’m scheduled to do the Fuel & Flow Festival. It’s a yoga conference here in Idaho Falls.  I’m also planning to attend Pride in Utah this year. Pride in Portland. A very high chance that I’ll be in San Diego again for their Pride.  And then I’ll also be attending different yoga studios in each of those cities and different businesses within those cities as well. If you’re not into going to Pride festivals.  Although, I don’t know why you wouldn’t because it’s the most fun ever.
    So, um also for this week is, um March 1st through the 20th is what will be… here forthwith known as CheDays.  C H E D A Y S. CheDays, and during CheDays you can get 20% off my yoga pants, um by using the code CheDays. And this special promotion is just for Spring.   I’m so excited for Spring! When you live in, a place that gets four very distinct seasons like I do. When it comes time for Spring to finally hit, you are so ready.  So, typically during the Winter time it’s below zero here, so it stays at about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. So, anything after Winter has hit, anything over zero, it like, it feels like Spring.  But, looking out of my window here and seeing all of the white stuff still on the ground, I am ready to do some promotion for this Spring! Let’s bring on the Spring. So that is CheDays. That is now through March 20th you can take 20% off by using the code CheDays at checkout.
    OK, so, this week I’m going to be talking to you about why art is relevant, and why it’s important for human development.  And I think the best way that I can describe that is that it connects us to the most vulnerable, and beautiful parts of who we are as people.  And, I think that there’s so much push to be perfect, and so much push to have all the right answers all of the time, and that we are afraid to speak out loud what our raw feelings are.  Or, afraid to express what our raw feelings are, but in embracing this part of ourselves. The most real and raw of who we are and really digging down into that vulnerable place, that’s when you get to the most beautiful, that’s where you get to creation and flow, and that’s where you get to see who you are as, all warts and all.
    Um, I was talking with my brother when I went home, and I was visiting with him.  And we touched briefly on, the fact that it takes both dark and light to make a painting.  It takes rain and sunshine to make a rainbow. It takes Darkness and Light to make an experience.  You need both sides, it’s balance. Um, so, I, I have a, I’m a big supporter of balance it’s one of the things that really, um, excites me about my own work, and, it took me a long time to get to this place where, I fell in love with my creations.  And, um, that it would be okay for me to even, really love them and want them for myself even. So, I want to, help other people believe that they can overcome this, insecurity that they have inside, or that, um, stops you from actually completing or doing a project, or even letting anybody see the project that you’ve done.  So a lot of times with art, we get to that place where we create. Um, so for example, I am motivated by color, movement and texture. And, when I was in school those are not the things that are celebrated, when you’re showing your piece at the end of the production. Everybody’s done their piece. Everybody showing their p

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    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 2

    Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 2

    In Person Experience Podcast – Epidode 2 &
    Artsy Aussie Custom Yoga Pants Giveaway at Rigby Zumba
    Rigby Zumba Event
     
    Pod Cast Transcript:
    Hello and thank you again for joining me for week two of the In Person Experience with Cherryn Wight, me the Artsy Aussie.
    I’m super excited to be doing this podcast.  It feels a little bit weird. But it’s good and it’s enjoyable.
    I’m going to explain a little bit today a little bit more why the In Person Experience feels important to me.  And, I think it’s something along the lines of, you know when you meet somebody in person and you see them in person and you give them a big hug, that’s very very different than then sending you a text message that says hugging you.  Right? And the same is true of my paintings. Is that all the pictures on the internet or a calendar or a actual print itself, they’re very beautiful but it’s nothing compared to actually seeing the work in person. The energy translates.  You can feel something. And, I’ve never once had an experience where somebody’s come into my booth and said, “It was so flat and it doesn’t feel like anything.” That doesn’t, that doesn’t happen.
    So, for me as an artist I feel very motivated to bring my work out into the world, and let it be seen, and let it be experienced.  One of the greatest things that, um, one of the greatest quotes that I love is by Van Gogh and, the quote itself says, “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul” and it’s true, it’ so true.  I’m the creator of the piece yes that’s true, but it does take on a life of it’s own and I’ve seen that. I’ve been touring for almost 18 years now and every time that I go to shows and I meet, um, beautiful people out around the world and around the country, um, the same thing happens, you know standing in front of each piece, or that touches them and touches their soul and, that these creations that I’ve made move people inside of them.  They, it has a way of translating through and breaking through those barriers and boundaries and, resonates inside and the thing that I’ve learned the most, I’m going around and doing this journey of being an artist and showing my work, is that more often than not what people are truly looking for is validation that what is inside of them is valuable, or worth something and, I guess if I could translate anything to all of you that are listening, is that you are valuable you are definitely worth something and what you have inside of you is beautiful and, being you, is the most beautiful gift that you can give the whole free world.
    I’m telling you, people being themselves and lighting up their genius and, truly living in their gift, that is the, that’s the most beautiful world that we could live in.  So, my goal as a creator would be to, mostly as well, inspire other people to feel, that what they have inside of them, is worth investigating. It’s worth magnifying. It’s worth looking at that quirk, looking at that thing that makes you different.  And saying, “Hey, this is me in all my weirdness. Look over here and look at my weirdness.” Because, you know there are people that, need to see it. We’re not here just for ourselves, we’re here for the planet, and magnifying your light, magnifying your gift, magnifying your quirk, living fully in your genius is the best gift that you could give us.
    OK, so with that all being said about authenticity.  Um, I just want to tell you a little about what’s coming up this month.  On the 25th of February, I will be doing um, a giveaway at Rigby Zumba that’s here in Idaho.  And if, you’ve never been to Rigby Zumba oh my gosh! I would encourage you to get your butts over there.  It’s on Yellowstone Highway in Rigby. The teacher is Jodi Boz

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    New Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 1

    New Podcast – In Person Experience – Episode 1

    In Person Experience Podcast – Epidode 1 &
    Artsy Aussie Custom Yoga Pants Giveaway at Rigby Zumba
    Rigby Zumba Event
     
    Pod Cast Transcript:
    Hello, my name is Cherryn Girdwood White and I am otherwise known as the Artsy
    Aussie.
    And I’m coming to you today to give you a little background information about me and who I
    am as a person and what I do with my life and give you a little bit more of the in person
    experience with the behind the scenes of the Artsy Aussie and what goes on to make the
    dream become a reality.
    So, first of all my name is Cherryn. I am an artist. I am a mother. I am a wife. I have 4
    children. I grew up in Australia. I’m the 4th of 7 children. And I have spent half of my life in
    the United States and half of my life in Australia, and both countries obviously have had a
    dramatic impact on me and the way I look at my life and the way I make decisions in my
    life.
    But one thing that has always been consistent and always been there is, the creative
    process. So, I’ve always been a creator. Doesn’t matter what capacity I am creating in. I
    predominantly do like to paint with oil paints. But, I will create with… everything. So, I like
    to work with water colors sometimes, oil pastels, chalk pastels. I like to create with the
    earth. I like to sculpt and plant things and, I like to just be creative. When I was a younger
    girl, I did things called Rock Eisteddfod in Australia, that’s going back a very long time now.
    Where we would create dance routines and costumes and lights and the music. We’d make
    an 8 minute story basically that was dance and music and compete against the other
    schools. So, I’ve really actively been engaged in creative process my whole life and I have
    a really deep passion for it.
    So, a few months back I was sitting with a good friend of mine, and she helped me come to
    the understanding that, I needed to not sell my original paintings anymore. These soul
    creations that come from a very, very deep and personal place inside of me, have far too
    much value to me than money could ever replace. So, as an artist, I had had this
    preconceived idea and preconceived knowledge that being an artist meant that I had to sell
    my paintings and sell my work and that was the way that I would support my family. And,
    she helped me to understand that there was many other ways that you could support your
    family and live your dream and live your passion, and still have all of the same kind of, um,
    needs met in your day to day life in the other aspect of things.
    So, a few months ago, like I said, I decided to stop selling my originals, and then spent a
    few more months doing a lot of lateral thinking, a lot of collaborating with friends and trusted
    circle, about how I would move forward as an artist, preserving my need for quality and for,
    um, the environment, all of the things that are necessary for me, Cherryn, to be, a citizen of
    the world that feels good. Does that make sense? Anyway, so, um, that is how the leggings
    came to be. That’s how the yoga pants came to be.
    So, I think I had restricted myself pretty significantly in the way I was thinking about, how I
    could move forward, and my husband is actually the one that said, “Che. You should. You
    should put these on some pants. Like, people would wear these on pants.” And then my
    sister said, “Oh my gosh, I would love to have your lions especially, on a sweater or some
    clothing.” So then started the process of finding manufacturers, and looking for
    manufacturers that met up to the standards that I was going for, so I would have
    responsible spending, and have responsible amount of, um, effort towards environmental
    impact. So I found a company that has, eco-friendly dye, eco-friendly fabric. It’s printed in
    North America. The quality is amazing. And, these beautiful paintings that, of these
    Goddesses and beautiful tree people and the energy of l

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