Nature is a time-tested reference and model for art, creativity, health, beauty, wonder, balance, and sanity. I focus on the experience–emotion, dreams, presence, intuition, relationship, and vivid colors. Maybe you will feel an imprint of that presence/experience in the work itself. Each person takes in an image in their own way, with their own personal lens. Via my poetry, photography, and art, I wish to welcome you into a place of questioning what we see each day, and what goes unseen and ignored. Hopefully some work elicits and renews a sense of wonder, and helps you to question anew what is automatically assumed to be reality and ordinary. My deep love and appreciation for nature and the intensity of color and energy that I experience in relationships of all kinds, as well as the different layers of reality I witness in dreams and visions is a foundation for my work. Self-expression and creativity are catalysts for us to heal, awaken, thrive, and tune in. Being present to what seems miraculous to me within the so-called ordinary, and what new dreams have awakened me, is what I seek to share.
Chandra S Sherin, MA, is a creative creator. She has been writing poetry, keeping a dream journal, practicing photography in Nature, and creating art since she was 13 years old. Now in midlife, she continues discovering the alchemy of dreams and poetry, photography and inner experience. Her artistic expression is very much daily meditation and prayer, which makes its way into everyday activities like: gardening, cooking, washing the dishes, baking, arranging spaces, writing, editing, painting, dreaming, and being. Chandra (pronounced like Channing) is the author of Recipe For A Green Life, and CS Sherin is her author name. Chandra is also an editor, holistic spiritual practitioner, sustainability and kind meal wiz, researcher, and survivor who knows the healing power of dreams and creativity. She has applied that knowing to her own path of holistic wellness and grassroots living, and has shared it with others for decades. In her free time she loves to delve into mystery, sci-fi, and esoteric subjects; to dance, enjoy music, and commune with family, animal companions, friends, and nature. The Midwest area known as the “Driftless Region” has been Chandra’s home for over 25 years. The rivers, marshes, prairie, woods, and bluff ecosystems–and all the life within it–are sacred to her, and provide her with deep and fertile inspiration and motivation for her creativity and environmental passion.
Chandra S Sherin
Wild Clover 2018©