You are the Sculptor of your Life

"I sculpt beautiful, voluptuous, fierce women. My raw material is emotion, my medium is bronze." 

"So Fashion" -    Sassy Lady collection

"So Fashion" - Sassy Lady collection

This is the first sentence of my biography as internationally collected bronze sculptor. Since 1999, I've put "femininity into three dimensions, capturing the power, glamor, beauty and vulnerability of the female form in bold yet sensuous bronze. My work represents some of the powerful and fierce women. Those who could be seen in fashion magazines or in daily life: entrepreneurs, businesswomen, mothers and spouses who need to fit in so many different roles that they forget their own self."

My raw material has always been emotion but for the past six years, I have changed medium from clay, concrete and bonze to pure human potential.

 

Seeing a woman (or a man) going through a challenging time feels little bit like being faced with a pack of clay: a block of raw material, knowing there is a gem, the essence of fabulousness hidden in its core. I see the potential. I know it's here. But sometimes knowing it is not enough.
When working with clay, I am the artist. When I work with you, you are the master revealing your inner magic power. You are the one uncovering your inner light and expressing your potential. I'm just here to witness this marvelous self expression and help you in this journey.


Here are the steps you will have to take to reveal who you are and manifest what you want.

  1. Remove what doesn't serve
    Creating a sculpture starts with removing the excess of material. When you work on yourself, you start the same way: remove the blocks, the limitations, the doubts and anxiety. Let go of the hurts and limiting beliefs.

  2. Create structure
    As the sculpture emerge it expends in every direction. As you emerge, you stretch out, you try new ideas and challenge yourself. You need an armature to not fall down. When working with clay, sticks and pieces of wood will suffice. Working with your soul, the armature is made of values, affirmations and visualization of the direction you want to take.

  3. Take chances
    Try a gesture or another one until you find the one that speak to your soul. In human equivalent, this step is about trying new ideas, getting out of your comfort zone.

  4. Discover your true potential
    As the sculpture emerge, a line will catch my eye and I will work on it increasing it or diminishing it to create an harmonious pattern. This is your chance to actually work on your own patterns. What are they? Do they support you or limit you? Which part of you do you want to strengthen and which part should you let go of

  5. Grow in balance and harmony
    In art like in life, beauty resides in balance. As you are reaching for your true potential, what is important for you. What would you like more of, and how can you prioritize that without forgetting about the other part of your life?

  6. Play with the light
    A sculpture beauty resides in the impression it makes. In order to create and impression and have an impact on this planet, you have to be seen. Light, lines, planes, deep cuts, this is your time to express yourself and show to the word who you really are.

  7. Polish and finish
    Smooth or rough, it all depend on the piece and the effect I want it to have. This is the time for the last finishing touch. Let's put some color and go out in the word. What is Your role in this society? What is Your magic about? How will You impact this planet?

  8. This is your time to shine
    Whether you will finish in a museum recognized as a masterpiece or creating change in a smaller scale just around you, this is your time. You are the sculptor of your life. Go out and live it.

Are you ready to create some art? Are you ready to manifest your life? To be the YOU you are supposed to be? I can't wait to see you. You are the master of your destiny.

And if you need some guidance, reach out for help.

Schedule some time to talk.

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Sculpting Women Inside-Out

I approach the clay with no judgment. Only one intention: to express beauty. 
For the past 16 years, I have been the sculptor of women. Feeling women, Emotional Women, Sassy Women, Women in bronze and in stone. Every time I touch the clay, i can see the potential in this block of 10 by 10 by 18. Who will she be? Will she be an happy one, a pensive one. How can express what is inside of her? How can I express her message? 

So I let her talk and I listen. The silences being as meaningful as the words. I listen to her pains and her struggles, i listen to her fear of not being enough or of being too much. I listen to her perfectly imperfect expression and I let her live her full potential. I send her love. I send her peace. I send her life. And here she is. 

For the past 16 years, I have been the sculptor of women. And more recently I discovered that I could help those women sculpt themselves. Sculpt their dream. Sculpt their future. Sculpt their feeling. Sculpt the perfectly imperfect being they are and find joy, love and peace within themselves. Find this sassy attitude knowing that they are enough. Be okay being who they are day after day.

This is where Sculpture by Fab and FabYOUlicious come together as one.

If you would like, come to see us this weekend 1691 Grant Road in Mountain View as part as my Open Studio. Friday May 20 , 6-9pm, Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22,  11am to 5pm.
 

With Love, 
Fab

8 tools to let go of negative feelings

There are many ways to let go of negative feelings. Each of them could constitute a book of its own so I will just give a short description of what they are. If you would like more details please contact me and I will be happy to tell you more about them.

The first thing to remember is DO NOT IGNORE FEELINGS. Take the time to acknowledge them and accept that they are sending you a message telling you to pay attention.

After that the best way to let them go is to MOVE YOUR ENERGY. This can be done in many different ways:

- Breathe. Deep breath will calm down your emotions and allow more clarity.

- Be in the present by breathing deeply and meditating.

- Exercise. Move your body: dance, run, punch, jump, stretch… Any movement, preferentially active, tiring and with a sense of rhythm will help

- Shake. Let your body tremble if it needs to. This technique called TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) is used on PTST patients by the military.  Under a major stress, your body may naturally let the excess energy express itself in the form of a tremble. It might look scary but it is a natural function of your system. Just let your body moves any way it wants and acknowledge that it is simply a way to let catabolic energy escape your body.

- Tap. This technique is based around the principles of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) consisting on expressing what you would like to see changing while tapping along meridians points on your body.

- Talk. Talk therapy has been a pillar of emotional release for many years. Traditional talk therapy tends to allow the client to express freely its feelings and find a solution by thinking about it. It is essential to not ignore the subconscious level. Sometimes wanting to change is not enough when your subconscious is not on board.

- Emotional Healing Therapy. This is an exceptionally powerful combination of tapping, talk therapy and self-hypnosis. You need to work with a professional at first who will teach you the skill necessary to do it on your own.

- Express yourself by writing, drawing, sculpting. Creativity can be a wonderful outlet.


THERE IS NO MAGIC BULLET. You might have experienced the feelings you’re experiencing for months if not for years. Do not be disappointed if your life doesn’t change overnight. It usually takes three weeks to change a habit but there is no rule about how much time releasing a feeling takes. The more you accept that it is just a feeling link to a story called your past and that it is not defining who you are, the easiest it will be to release it. 

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
--- Forest Gump

 

 

 

DO NOT FORGET TO REPLACE YOUR NEGATIVE FEELINGS BY POSITIVE ONES. An empty space is created once you empty your pit of negative thoughts. This space in your brain will be filled up with whatever presents itself. If you let it empty, there is a big chance negative experiences will happen and fill up once again your pit with catabolic energy. Take the time once you release a negative feeling to replace it by a positive one. Think about things that you are grateful for, by meditating, by repeating a positive mantra, by doing something that you enjoy doing…

 

ACCEPT that once you let go of what you don’t want, you might have to spend sometime learning about what you want. Most of the time we let go of negative feelings and we are just left with a sensation of nothingness. After a period of intense sadness or anger you might feel a burst of energy. Don’t be fooled by this pendulum effect. The goal is not for you to be overexcited but more to feel at peace and emotionally strong. To reach this level, you will probably have to face a period when nothing really happen until you define the new you. This period feeling like a limbo is called the neutral zone.


 

This is an excerpt for my upcoming book: Renaisance Woman - A feminine Midlife Crisis from loss of identity to rebirth. You can find more about this book on www.renaissancewomanbook.com. You can also preorder this book today by contacting me on this website.