As a child, I would sit on my grandfather’s lap and watch him paint. Ever since, I would immerse myself in creative activities – from coloring and drawing to painting.

While in high school and college, I experienced several years of severe anxiety, which led me back to art. It seemed to be the only thing that would ease my angst and bring my mind back to serenity. As my anxiety subsided and as I pursued a career in communications, art was pushed to the sidelines again; that is until my late thirties when I went through challenging life changes. From that moment on, if I wasn’t spending time with my kids, I spent every free minute I had painting. I used it as an opportunity to put all of the emotions I couldn’t express verbally into a form that helped ease my mind, and my heart.

I now choose to embrace a passion for color, love, and positive energy through my artwork. I enjoy multiple styles of art, be it realism, a whimsical style or the pure freedom of an abstract or acrylic pour. Art gives me a reason to pause and submerge myself in my imagination; where I forget about reality.

I collected many tubes of paint and brushes and created so many pieces of artwork that my basement quickly became a studio. As an attempt to clear space, I decided to open an Etsy store called Shaping the Crazy.  I humbled by the reception.

I am incredibly thankful for all of the support of my family, friends. – I honestly couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you for visiting.

Christine Armstrong

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