Art & Craft Interviews

Interview with Andrea Schroeder – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Andrea Schroeder!

Tell us in one sentence what it is you do?

I help creative people use their creative power to bring their dreams to life (i.e.: to CREATE their lives).

What is your favourite colour palette?

Bright shades of fuchsia, orange and turquoise plus deep dark stormy blue.

What is your (current) favourite art supply?

Oil pastels.

Tell us a bit more about this concept of ‘inner magic’. What does it mean to you and what is your one tip to anyone who’d like to access a bit of their own inner magic?

“Inner Magic” is about being really connected to your inner gifts or soul qualities: purpose, creativity, wisdom, delight.

It’s not magic at all, it’s just what happens when you show up in your life as an awakened and empowered creative being. But, we live in a world that encourages us to look outside instead of inside, so most of us go through our whole lives with our inner gifts mostly un-tapped. Because there is such a dramatic change in what happens in your life when you become connected to your inner gifts, the things that happen in your life really do look and feel “like magic” which is why I use that term.

There is no quick tip for genuinely connecting with your inner magic – you have to be willing to make a big commitment to yourself and your growth before you can even begin the journey. The only tip I can offer is to think about how this power lives inside of you, to stop looking for things outside of you to change and consider what you can do to CREATE change. Consider that your creative gifts are much more expansive than you think they are. Consider that you are more powerful than you know. Consider that your dreams are actually your purpose.

What new exciting thing is coming next in the world of Andrea Schroeder?

Decks of inspiration + journaling cards! For a few years I have been making decks of original art inspiration cards for my clients, but this year I will start selling printed decks of cards.

The first deck is a deck of questions for journaling to help you access more insight + magic in your journaling practice. Many more decks are in process.

Where can we find you online?

My online home is here:

Here are some examples of Andreas’s colourful and inspiring style of art

Andrea Schroeder |

Andrea Schroeder |

Andrea Schroeder |

Andrea Schroeder |

On 1 October Effy Wild’s new course Radiant: Art Journals launches to the world! It will be a veritable mixed media art journaling buffet of lessons served up by 14 guest teachers plus Effy herself! I’m proud to be among the inspiring line-up of teachers and here on my blog I’ve lined up interviews with all the teachers for you to get to know them a bit better! If you’d like to join us creating wonderful art journal spreads, you can still sign up.

By Iris

Hi I'm Iris! I'm a mixed media artist from London, UK. I want to inspire everyone with a creative heart to make and do what they love!

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