Artist Rebecca Collins returns to The Spiritual Artist Podcast. Rebecca Collins is a mixed media artist working in mosaic, collage, watercolor and digital arts and was Chris’ first podcast interview more than two year ago.
Rebecca reminds listeners about the importance of slowing down and being present to the process both as a teacher and as an artist. As a teacher Rebecca is very aware of time; she wants to ensure that each student completes the process.
Rebecca has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer for more than 8 years and shares the importance of enjoying each day and recalls a lifetime of meeting deadlines and high productivity. As a greeting card illustrator, she produced a dozen/dozen card sets at one time. Learning to group her tasks as a mosaic artist.At this time, she has decided to focus more on her larger pieces that take longer to produce.
Rebecca revisits her mantra, “The more you do, the more you can do.” She realizes that it’s a true statement but it no longer serves her. We can choose new beliefs. As Spiritual Artists we constantly reexamine our beliefs. Rebecca notes that when we work slower, we increase our stamina and can work longer.
Rebecca explains that by slowing her body she can slow down her thoughts. Mosaics are very therapeutic because they are like working a puzzle. Rebecca uses drawing to slow her mind and be present. She explains how to see by drawing upside down. It’s learning to see what what is there and not what we think is there. She emphasizes the importance of seeing with fresh eyes.
When receiving her 3-hour transfusions, Rebecca started a series of healthy cell drawings and self-portraits to chronicle her journey through healing.
Rebecca teaches at the Creative Arts Center, Makers Connect Gallery and in her home studio. For more information, visit