nicole mizoguchi

Creating Mandalas

I’ve recently fallen in love with mandalas! They are an awesome new creative discovery for me. It’s like I am having a shift in my art and mandalas are the best ways to express the new energies. My pastel painting are very detailed and larger sized so they take some time to produce. But the mandalas are pretty(…)

Dolphins and blue water

It was my dream to swim with dolphins in the wild. Several years ago, I traveled to Bimini island in the Caribbean to do just that. It’s a place famous for its ties to the Atlantis legend and the Bimini Road (square underwater stones suspected to be remnants of Atlantis) It was an amazing journey(…)

Accomplishing dreams

Being creative is almost like drowning in a sea of ideas! Sometimes goals and dreams seem too big or too complicated to accomplish it all. What do you choose? How? When? Why? Where? It’s easy to let doubts or procrastination delay the attaining of what we want. Those delays are a necessary part of things. There is a(…)

Taking risks

I’m standing on a cliff looking out into the sky. There is mist all around me and I can’t see the ground. I can’t even see three steps ahead of me. But I know it’s a cliff I’m standing on. It will take a leap of some kind. A leap of the mind, the spirit, or something… The(…)

Believe in your creative vision

My most favorite quote, by Martha Graham, keeps me going and inspires me to share my art and message even in times of doubt. As artists it’s normal to have doubts, blocks, and fears that get in our way. But it is important that we continue to share our vision and express what comes through us.(…)

How I began creating art

When I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. Or a scientist or astronaut. But I found my passion in creating art! My dad was a painter, but never realized his dreams of being a professional artist or going to college. But I got to experience that dream. Now I have degrees in Commercial(…)