Artist Profile: Marie French

Marie French is a mixed media artist, known for her jewelry and sculpture pieces. She began making healing and spiritual art when her daughter was born prematurely and each piece she made was a sort of prayer. She turned this passion into her new book Inspiritu Jewelry: Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces for the Mind, Body and Soul. Marie lives off the grid on the Texas/ Mexican border where she creates her art.

Q: What are you working on right now?
A: Oh it’s a secret….

Q: What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool?
A: My hammers, any kind and of course my stamps, and printing blocks, and stencils-anything that makes marks….

Q: What is your workspace?
A: My husband built me an off grid studio-guesthouse. It is a magical place.

Q: With whom would you love to spend one day making art?
A: Too many to list there are so many great artists…do I really have to choose? Can I have a date with all of them? I guess I am like Auntie Mame: Life is like a banquet table and I just want to eat it all up. So of course I have a really hard time choosing when given a question of such magnitude. Let’s have an artists banquet and just play.

Q: What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
A: I loved Chocolate by Joanne Harris, The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho, the Wishing Year…so many great books out there. I especially like books that have a little of the magic of life in them….

Q: What’s the most inspiring trip you’ve ever taken or adventure you’ve ever had?
A: A walk about around Australia without an agenda, hotels, or any itinerary lined up—just went by the seat of my pants.

Q: What’s the last thing you cooked?
A: Indian Curry.

Q: If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be?
A: Hmm that is a hard one. I love to wear black—so slimming. But I also love the colors of the earth: turquoise the color of the sky on a sunny day, the shades of dirt from brown to beige, the olives of the plants leaves, the russets, and reds of fall, silver and white…

Q: Do you have a talisman/power garment/ magical thing you wear?
A: I love my Milagros; they are with me always to remember the magic that we call life.

Q: What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
A: I don’t know yet—I haven’t been to them all, although I hope to some day.

Q: What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet?
A: See the world, share miracle thinking, share art in as many avenues as this life will allow, be the change I hope for.

Q: What’s the best day you’ve ever had?
A: Oooh too many to list—every day can be special if we find the beauty in it.

Q: What’s today’s Word to Live By?
A: Miracles!

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: You’ll laugh—shopping…

Q: When is your favorite time of day?
A: The wee morning hours

Q: If you could re-do a classic movie, what would you remake and how?
A: How about if I were the character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and I was really Audrey Hepburn—now that would be fun.

Q: What is your first memory?
A: My memory is not that great—ask my husband. I guess I prefer to live in the present and future. I usually forget quite easily the past—is that Alzheimer’s?

Q: Why do you make art?
A: Because I have to.

Q: What’s your best piece of advice for artists?
A: Keep doing it…as much as possible. Just keep making art-out of everything and anything.

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Click here to learn more about or to purchase Marie French’s book, Inspiritu Jewelry.


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