Jessica Leigh Biography
As an artist, at times there is an ego struggle that one must face. I believe that what this means is that we need to avoid the “negativity” of the ego. Of course, we should have good ego strength and be confident that we have something to offer through our art. We can have passionate lofty goals and vision; but we must not make the “self” or the “ego” more important than the work itself and the act of creating. I believe to have the highest ego, is to have no ego at all. Release negativity so that we may increase. Forgive so that we can live. I have listened to Oprah, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Mastin Kipp and more inspiring teachers to help shape me to be a more inspiring artist. There is an underlying fear, yet I have learned that fear robs us of our potential happiness and contentment. We must overcome the fear in order to live up to our truest, highest potential. The inner self says I want more, so there is unrest. However, when we sit with contentment, miracles and the life that was intended for us unfolds effortlessly from a higher power and source energy. We must realize that every art attempt is good so we need to go with the artistic flow, and define our “success” not by financial measures but by our ultimate satisfaction and this artistic process. It has been a true journey to reconnect to me. The more I align myself with love and passion, the more I become empowered to be me and connect to my creative spirit. A quote from Pema Chodron, an ordained Buddhist nun, gave me the courage to conquer my inhibitions. She says that “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” When I entered into the art world with a renewed gusto and decided to speak to my truth unabashedly and without fear, I regained my power as a woman, person and an artist. My art is for the viewer so you can create a translation on how it makes you feel.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.