BY NATALIE ST. MARTIN
For me, art is not merely a commodity
Or an experience
It might be called a research method
But I think of it more in terms of a creative approach to everyday needs and tasks.
Making things is a way for me to meditate, study, share, teach, be generous and give thanks.
Art is a way for me to walk through this messed up world with honesty and love.
To Natalie St. Martin, art is a part of everyday life. It always involves others.
Natalie volunteers with Seattle non-profits including REST, SalaamGarage, Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle, and Artist Reformation. She recently earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, and teaches color theory and portraiture at Seattle Pacific University.
Natalie writes regularly on her own blog, Holy Dying.