At live4art, ‘Creating art for life’ is not just a slogan, it reflects founder Julie Langdon’s belief that art can enrich and transform our lives. Art and expressing our creativity can bring pleasure, happiness, fulfillment, build self-esteem, mindfulness and literally colour our day.
Julie says ‘I have always yearned to create. I think it is part of our basic human nature. Being creative does not always mean the ‘visual arts’, in my work designing and creating new services and programs has been a part of how I have expressed and exercised my creativity. But whilst it has looked different over the years, visual art has always been my ‘go to’ place to find peace, fun, relaxation, fulfilment and a distraction from the demands of everyday life. As Pablo Picasso says “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’’ For me art is centering, being connected with myself and something greater.’
But life and a busy lifestyle can present challenges. Like many Julie was working long hours and not looking after herself. As a Social Worker and CEO, her life seemed all about others. A serious back injury was the start of a ‘wake-up call’. During Julie’s long period of pain and incapacitation, she tried to envisage a different life. She made a number of significant personal changes, and a few years later launched live4art, sharing her love for fluid art and launching the first of a series of products to help others create beautiful art and express their creativity.
Whilst carving out the time for creative and new business pursuits is still a challenge, Julie believes that we can ‘all create our own destinies’.
Live4art is committed to sourcing the best products available and designing and creating new tools to enhance the experience and results for the pouring artist. But we are not just about selling products, we want to fill that gap between having products and knowing how to use them, between desire and actuality. It took Julie a long time to find the resources to understand the process and be able to create art like she had admired and been inspired by. People want to start, but don’t know how. Live4art aims to help people access the information they need in an easy to understand format.
In early 2020 Julie opened another chapter, setting up an art studio in Richmond, Melbourne, Australia where Julie now revels in having space for her art and in running workshops to share her passion for fluid art. You can book into Fluid Art classes in Melbourne Australia here.
We hope you enjoy the website, resources and products. We welcome feedback and questions and look forward to sharing your creative journey with you.