Rachael is BEYOND talented. Working with her is truly a dream come true. She creates from a place deep within, from a rebel soul of rock n roll whimsy... reaching into the hearts of the audience in a way that resonates with you. Uniquely and effectively drawing people in. No one is making work quite like her's, and while she definitely has a style that shines through, she is capable of anything. -Zoey Sigmon
How did your art find you?
Ever since I was young, being creative has been one of few constants in my life. I have memories from all ages of being creative in one way or another. It’s taken different forms but it’s always been there on some level, and it has always felt as natural to me. I’ve had uninspired moments or phases where it was a struggle but I think that’s another part of the creative process. Honestly, those uninspired moments usually come right before a burst of new ideas. When I start to experience struggle in continuing to create in the way that I have been, it usually tells me that i’m starting to search for the next level or next thing that I can add to progress my art forward.
What has encouraged you to continue expressing your life through art?
The feeling of release that it gives me. I go into it with an initial idea, or I just begin creating and see what comes out. I don’t plan anything out or try to force it, so it’s always exciting to me because I don’t know what the end result is going to be. And much like meditation or exercise, it has an effect on my state of mind and the way that I go about the rest of my day.
Describe the creative process to me:
It’s a cycle or wave of thoughts. Sometimes I randomly get a fully fleshed out idea for a piece and I sit down and make it in one go. It comes out smoothly and I have no idea where it came from. All of a sudden I have a finished piece in front of me. Other times I sit down with no ideas, with just the intention to create and it’s a grind. Ideas don’t work out the way I thought they would and I’m restarting pieces, scrapping concepts. For me, I don’t think there is a process. I think there’s just a tapping into something, whether that’s a feeling or a state of mind. Sometimes I’m able to tap in it effortlessly, other times not.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Feelings. Moments. Music. I listen to a lot of music while I work. Things I hear people say. Words in movies or books. I listen to podcasts a lot too. Specifically Joe Rogan. He has a wide variety of people on his podcast and they talk about so many different ideas and concepts and ways of thinking. It helps to expand my mind and think about things from a different perspective.
⇝ I haven't been able to stop listening to her crafted playlists that she posts on her blog. Make sure to check them out, you wont regret it! ⇝
Below is one of Rachael's current tunes: