Hi, I’m Lee Clements, a mixed media artist, art journaler and art teacher living in Melbourne, Australia. I believe that we all have inherent creativity, and inspiring and encouraging others to find their voice through creative exploration and expression, regardless of experience or artistic ability, is deeply gratifying and is my passion.
A firm advocate for art journaling as a tool for mental wellbeing, my art journal pages are a mixture of inner reflection, contemplation, and healing, as well as inspiring quotes, light bulb moments and treasured memories. Incorporating personal symbology, I draw inspiration from the organic beauty of nature, the many facets of the human face, and the meditative process of mandalas.
“My art journal is the place where I can express myself honestly, unashamedly, unconditionally, thoughtfully and playfully. It is the place that brings me back to the centre and grounds me. It is my place of comfort and healing, a place to explore and play, and foremost, a place where I can just ‘be’
For the past 5 years, I have been accepted into my local city art space program. These have been solo exhibitions with various themes including art journaling and nature-inspired canvas works.
I have been teaching in person workshops for the past 8 years and this year is my first year as a guest teacher in Effy Wild's Book of Days online course. I have also been invited back to teach again in the Book of Days 2020.
Random facts? Well, I love reading both fiction and non-fiction, walking on the beach and listening to music. I love cooking and trying out new recipes and my favorite desserts are sticky date pudding and anything dark chocolate. I love traveling and my favorite city in the world is Paris, but my home town of Melbourne, Australia comes pretty close.
Interview Time Stamps
01:16 - Bio
02:48 - Can you share some of your story and your path that brought you to where you are now?
06:18 - What does healing with creativity mean to you?
09:05 - Do you think there's a driving force that inspires you?
10:27 - Do you have a past pain that's informed your life purpose?
13:30 - What would you say is your favorite creative healing modality for yourself?
14:31 - What would you consider is your greatest accomplishment to date?
19:19 - If you could change one aspect of our society through your work, what would it be?
19:16 - What inspirational advice would you give someone who's struggling?
22:15 - Do you have an inspirational quote that sums up your life journey
23:13 - Additional Sharing
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.
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