Tradition Meets Cutting Edge at the convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food at the Lexington (Kentucky) Center, March 1-4, 2012 at Kentucky Crafted: The Market. And Georgia Made Georgia Grown LLC is honored to be invited as an out-of-state guest organization.
Welcome to the world of Spirit Lala and her exciting array of talents, from unique custom handcrafted art jewelry to whimsical clocks to stunning contemporary paintings found in many galleries across the nation.
Just where on earth did Spirit get her ideas on Art anyway? Could it have been the inspiration of the coastal rainforests of Australia, or the balmy tropical breezes and lifestyle of the island of Guam in the Pacific and the island of Roatan in the Caribbean? Or perhaps, was it just genetic? She does come from a line of very talented and creative people.
Could it have been her education? Hardly! This amazing woman has never had a formal art lesson in her life. More than likely, it was a God given combination of all of the above. Nonetheless, from whence this talent comes, it is definitely making an impact on the world. The rich tapestry of Spirit’s life, interwoven with a highly creative and imaginative mind that has no limits, is where the art of Spirit comes from; and for that, the world is enriched.
Spirit takes one look at something and sees it from a perspective that most cannot imagine. When a person looks at a flower they see a flower, but when Spirit looks at a flower, a world of possibilities opens up. Is it just a flower, or is it the relationship that that flower has with the rest of its surroundings, with a dash of light reflecting of its petal combined with a few visual twists thrown in between…
The evolution of her art has shown a myriad of styles and much promise. From childish drawings to extremely detailed pen and inks and slightly skewed Dali-esque visions, her talent developed from an early age.
Eventually color came into play, as well as the experimentation with other mediums, to express her art. In her later teens, she went back and forth from drawing on paper to making unusual jewelry pieces out of sculpy and plastic, and recycled junk jewelry.
In her early twenties she discovered the joy of painting on pottery. Because so many family members and friends begged her for her work, she eventually quit her full time management job and went into pursuing her art full time. That was the birth of Design Spirit Studio and the beginning of Spirit’s professional art career.
Spirit is currently living in McDonough, Georgia with her husband and three children. Her art career has given her the opportunity to not only achieve her lifelong dream of being a successful artist, but to work from home spending quality time with her husband and children.