My name is Milagros Suriano-Rivera and those who love me call me Millie. San Antonio, Texas is home , but I will always be "A Daughter of Brooklyn,". I am a mother of 4, "Nana" of 4, and Fiance to my Best Friend and #1 Fan!
As a woman of color of Puerto Rican heritage, color is in my DNA! My art is a reflection of my true self...raw, rough, eclectic, imperfect, vibrant, complex and unpredictable.
I am a firm believer that the unexpressed life is not worth living. As a Color of Woman 2019 Intentional Creativity Teacher I have become an active participant and witness to my own experience. Creating sacred container for creative explorations with intention and mindful inquiry to curate consciousness to catalize the self-awareness and healing of others through self expression is what I am here to cause and create.
My creative journey started years ago when I was started making paper Jewelry as gifts for my relatives. Later i was introduced to stained glass by my dear friend Ed Moultrie. I started making jewelry from the remnants of my other projects. As I started getting more request for jewelry for sale, Milliemade Creations was born!
Over the years I discovered the world of mixed media with all its delicious possibilities and haven't been able to stop creating!
Art has become my WHY, my YES, and my EVERYTHING!
My vision is to create art intuitively, allowing the art to flow from me in a raw and authentic way. Using various mark making techniques, mediums, and materials infused with intention and heart wisdom to create works from my soul for your soul! My calling is to impact, impress, and inspire every beloved on my red thread to create their own healing and self expression through art and intentional creativity!
My philosophy on Intentional Creativity is that every being is creative and has the power to heal their old stories through self expression. Intentional Creativity is an approach to living in constant awareness of what you are here to cause and create. This conscious choosing along with focused intention, inquiry, imagination, and in-sight helps us gain access to that which is already inside.
When we align both the left and right brain with heart wisdom we can bring form to that which we do not have language for into the physical realm on a quantum level.
Mrs. Matisse (11x14 abstract acryllic on canvas)
Mixed media paintings on canvas, paper, and wood
Paper Clay and Fiber Wrapped Dolls
Hand sculpted in paper clay, these dolls art intuitively create to take on their own expressions. They are then collaged or painted using various texturing techniques and tools. Created to be unique and organic by allowing each to just show up!
These dolls are intuitively created with intention and imprinted with my muse's energy and message. Wrapped with various fibers, materials, and embellisments
Handcrafted Jewelry made from upcycled paper, cardboard and canvas
Made from various upcycled papers, cardboard, plastic, and even old canvas from other projects my earrings are lightweight, unique, and fun.
My handcrafted bracelets are made for watercolor paper, hand rolled paper beads, cardboard, and canvas usually upcycled from other projects. As with my earrings, the organic variations and textures make each element unique.
IC Sessions & Retreats
Red Thread Circle with Art Session on Watercolor Paper
These workshops include a Red Thread Circle and Painting session on Canvas (all-inclusive)
One Day Color of Woman Workshop
Red Thread Circle, poetry, visioning, journaling and Painting session on Canvas (all-inclusive)
2-Day workshop where we create a 20 x 30 painting on canvas by creating connection in Red Thread Circle each day, journeying through visioning and journaling (all-inclusive)
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