Creative or Die: The Aubry Experience

Creative or Die: The Aubry Experience

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WHO I AM

Well, I am curious soul who never let a little work stop me from acquiring a new skill. You could describe me as an introverted extrovert who grew up with a musical background, has always loved to paint, and has had the opportunity to live and visit many places. I like to find connections and put together different ideas, media, and skills to enjoy or explain the wold around me. I love constructive feedback, and am trying to find my niche, just like everybody else.

WHAT I DO: That's part of the fun, you never know!

HOW I KNOW WHAT I KNOW

MUSIC:
My mother is a musician and as a child I would sit in on her classes at Berklee College of Music, or her private voice lessons, which started my musical interest. As I grew up I sang in choirs, musical theater groups, as a backup singer, and in church across three different states. I also sampled many different instruments including violin, flute, guitar, piano, electric bass, and percussion. After High School I pursued a degree in Music Education at Mt. San Antonio College and then California State University Long Beach. This allowed me to be a part of amazing projects and groups including singing on the soundtrack of World of Warcraft, being part of the Norton Anthology of Western Music, bringing Jazz to the American Choral Directors Association convention, being part of Downbeat Magazine's top vocal jazz group in the country, and premiering my original music. Ultimately I walked away in my senior year for personal reasons and ended up a decade later using those courses toward an interdisciplinary bachelors degree. Though I have walked away from music more than once it never really left me. I have been lucky enough to sing with several bands over the years, primarily jazz, and there is just something about music that is connected to my soul in a way that nothing else can be. 

ART:
I have been drawing and painting from the time I could hold a writing implement, and I had to find a way to keep myself entertained without causing too much noise as a kid. I took the standard art classes in school and was always trying to do my best or improve to get my pieces to look the way I thought they should. Eventually I took an abstract painting class that really let me enjoy creating art instead of focusing on perfection and that made me fall in love with painting. Play good music, give me some paint and something to put it on and I'm happy. In High School I worked for a ceramic shop where I first learned about ceramic painting, and I also sold a few of my canvas paintings. In college I took 3D art and that fueled my love for working with clay to create new and interesting things that hadn't previously existed. As time went on I became more of a hobbyist and would paint gifts or things for my home on canvas, ceramic, or terracotta. Then in 2017 I started working in a ceramics shop while I went back to school and people began to commission me to paint things for them. From that I began to record "how to" videos for ceramic painting and have enjoyed sharing what I have learned with others. 

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Toe Dipper
$1 or more per month
Casual supporter, perfect if you just want to check out the latest artwork! A great way to tip your local artist.
Casual Coffee
$5 or more per month
Buy me coffee and I'll reciprocate by including you periodic surveys, occasional shout outs and coffee solutes! I love my coffee so this level of support is always appreciated
WHO I AM

Well, I am curious soul who never let a little work stop me from acquiring a new skill. You could describe me as an introverted extrovert who grew up with a musical background, has always loved to paint, and has had the opportunity to live and visit many places. I like to find connections and put together different ideas, media, and skills to enjoy or explain the wold around me. I love constructive feedback, and am trying to find my niche, just like everybody else.

WHAT I DO: That's part of the fun, you never know!

HOW I KNOW WHAT I KNOW

MUSIC:
My mother is a musician and as a child I would sit in on her classes at Berklee College of Music, or her private voice lessons, which started my musical interest. As I grew up I sang in choirs, musical theater groups, as a backup singer, and in church across three different states. I also sampled many different instruments including violin, flute, guitar, piano, electric bass, and percussion. After High School I pursued a degree in Music Education at Mt. San Antonio College and then California State University Long Beach. This allowed me to be a part of amazing projects and groups including singing on the soundtrack of World of Warcraft, being part of the Norton Anthology of Western Music, bringing Jazz to the American Choral Directors Association convention, being part of Downbeat Magazine's top vocal jazz group in the country, and premiering my original music. Ultimately I walked away in my senior year for personal reasons and ended up a decade later using those courses toward an interdisciplinary bachelors degree. Though I have walked away from music more than once it never really left me. I have been lucky enough to sing with several bands over the years, primarily jazz, and there is just something about music that is connected to my soul in a way that nothing else can be. 

ART:
I have been drawing and painting from the time I could hold a writing implement, and I had to find a way to keep myself entertained without causing too much noise as a kid. I took the standard art classes in school and was always trying to do my best or improve to get my pieces to look the way I thought they should. Eventually I took an abstract painting class that really let me enjoy creating art instead of focusing on perfection and that made me fall in love with painting. Play good music, give me some paint and something to put it on and I'm happy. In High School I worked for a ceramic shop where I first learned about ceramic painting, and I also sold a few of my canvas paintings. In college I took 3D art and that fueled my love for working with clay to create new and interesting things that hadn't previously existed. As time went on I became more of a hobbyist and would paint gifts or things for my home on canvas, ceramic, or terracotta. Then in 2017 I started working in a ceramics shop while I went back to school and people began to commission me to paint things for them. From that I began to record "how to" videos for ceramic painting and have enjoyed sharing what I have learned with others. 

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Tiers
Toe Dipper
$1 or more per month
Casual supporter, perfect if you just want to check out the latest artwork! A great way to tip your local artist.
Casual Coffee
$5 or more per month
Buy me coffee and I'll reciprocate by including you periodic surveys, occasional shout outs and coffee solutes! I love my coffee so this level of support is always appreciated