Artist Profile: Artist Nichole Rae

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Nichole Rae is a mixed-media artist who has a passion for documenting her life through books arts, photography, writing and typography design. She resides in Minnesota and is the author of the upcoming book Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process available July 2014 from North Light Books.


Your name:

Nichole Rae, go by Artist Nichole Rae


Where you live:

Moorhead, Minnesota




What kind of art are you known for?

mixed-media book arts, collage, art journaling


What is on your workspace right now?

vintage camera, shells, sea glass, jar of pens, papers, scraps of paper and supplies for art journal in progress

workspace projects

Why do you make art?

I make art to document my journey and for therapeutic reasons.


What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool, supply, material, or junkyard find?

alphabet rubber stamps


What’s your favorite tool or material?

my collection of oil pastels


What do you listen to when you create?

David Gray, The Pines


What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein, and A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson


What’s the most inspiring trip you’ve ever taken or adventure you’ve ever had?

My adventure to Nova Scotia and out west to the Oregon Coast


What’s the last thing you cooked?

a veggie stir fry


If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be?



Do you have a talisman/power garment/magical thing you wear?

I have a handcrafted silver ring as well as a feather bracelet.


What’s your favorite place in all the world?

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia


What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet?

travel overseas on a backpacking trip, take a train across the United States


What’s the best day you’ve ever had?

Any day at the ocean is the best day.


What’s today’s Word to Live By?

“Trust the process. Honor Your Journey.” Carry Faith + Love.


What is your guilty pleasure?

coffee and dark chocolate


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?



With whom would you love to spend one day making art?

Sabrina Ward Harrison and my sister


When is your favorite time of day?

early morning


What is your earliest memory?

collaging shoe boxes in the living room


What was your first job?

Working at a dollar store.


What’s your one favorite material thing?

my messenger bag


What’s your best piece of advice for artists?

Create, always create. You will evolve as you keep going. Be gentle on yourself when you begin and just try new things, don’t let your mind hold you back. You will learn as you go and find what you like, also never compare your art with others. We are all unique and it is about documenting our story creatively to share with others.

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