Anne Butera is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. She works primarily in watercolor but also loves challenging herself to try new things. She strives to seek out and celebrate life’s little joys and daily graces.
Anne writes the blog My Giant Strawberry; teaches in person and online; and sells her art, designs, and fabric on her website and elsewhere on the web. She is available for commissions and licensing.
Anne’s paintings have been exhibited across the country and her art and writing have been published in magazines and in the book Botanica. Her 2019 Calendar was featured in Cottages and Bungalows Magazine.
Anne is also married to her sweetheart for nearly 19 years. They live with two rescued greyhounds and two adopted cats. She loves to read in all genres and (especially mysteries and young adult fantasy) and spent many years working as a librarian before turning to art. She enjoys cooking and eating good food, spending time in gardens and sewing and crocheting.
Interview Time Stamps
00:58 - Bio
02:14 - How she comes up with her Blog name Giant Strawberry
03:44 - Can you share some of your story and your path that brought you to where you are now?
09:40 - What does healing with creativity mean to you?
10:46 - Do you think there's a driving force that inspires you?
11:24 - What would you say is your favorite creative healing modality for yourself?
12:39 - What would you consider is your greatest accomplishment to date?
14:30 - If you could change one aspect of our society through your work, what would it be?
15:45 - What inspirational advice would you give someone who's struggling?
16:56 - You have an inspirational quote that sums up your life journey
Creative Soul Healing
Showing the Connection between Healing and Creativity. Larissa Russell the owner of Creative U interviews Creatives, Healers and people who have healed using creativity (eg: Abuse survivors, Cancer survivors). Listen as these amazing people share their connection between healing and creativity.