Revealing Layers, From Archaeology to Art with Delight Rogers

[00:00:00] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Well, hello. Hello everyone. Welcome to another week at the Made Remarkable podcast. I am your host, Kellee Wynne, and of course, we have another amazing interview with another remarkable person. Delight Rogers is on the podcast today. But first, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement tuning in.

Listening to the podcast, listening to all the interviews for the Virtual Art Summit, participating, sharing the word and, and really the enthusiasm for it and the support for all the guest artists that participate. That's one of my passions is to be able to highlight and support other artists in their journey, especially teaching and encouraging.

It's really been a passion of mine. As many of you know, that's one of the reasons why I have the Made Remarkable podcast and why I've done so many collaborative projects over the years, including the Virtual Arts Summit, my previous membership years ago for True Colors deck of dreams. Each project along the way.

I try to include many voices from many places and help other artists rise and shine in. It's really been. Honestly one of my biggest motivators, which is why I love my remarkable league coaching them and all of the projects that I've been working on, and I just wanted to say, I know you've heard the rumors.

I'm not doing the Virtual Arts Summit again. Nope, I'm not hosting it and I am taking a break this summer from social media, from a lot of my regular activities. I know that many of you have shown concern, and I appreciate you. So much for that, but I just wanted to say I'm good. I'm fine. No health crisis, no relationship crisis.

Just a time to take a break and I need it so much. I can't even begin to tell you how hard I've been working for the last six months. Six years, you know? It's been a process, ready to switch gears a little bit too, so I need some downtime to think, regroup, get my wellbeing as far as physical fitness and mental strength and spiritual strength, and.

Build up relationships. I'm going on a 10 day trip with my husband, which is the first time, and I think ever I'm taking a big family vacation this summer. I'm gonna tell you all the details of what's been going on and what you can expect in the future, and some of the inside scoop of my journey and my experience as an entrepreneur and a creative.

On the next podcast coming out in just a couple of days, but today we're gonna enjoy a conversation I have with Delight Rogers. She is a guest in My Deck of Dreams Project. As you've heard, I've been doing, I. This fun off the wall. just projects once a month, some mixed media techniques, make 'em into cards, do a grid journal.

And I've been hosting other artists to help in this project. It's a year long course. again, like I said, I just love having other voices and shining the light on other people. And Delight is that person this month she's also been. A member in my program, the Remarkable League, and she's really important to me because she was the one who reached out and said, Hey, I've been waiting since last summer for you to make an offer.

And that's when I said, okay, why am I dragging my feet? I. People need this, you need this. Artists need this so that they know how to build a business from the ground up. And so I've been working with her and it's been so much fun to see her come alive, watch her express herself. She really knows how to teach and all those layers of juicy, lush texture.

But also it comes from a very, Personal soul filled place, and I love that about her. Pretty sure that you're gonna love that about her as well. So why don't we just tune right in and have a conversation now. Without further ado, delight Rogers.

Hello. Hello, Delight. I am so excited to have you here. We're having a conversation today with Delight Rogers and I have the pleasure of not only working with her in the remarkable league, but having her a guest on Deck of Dreams. So welcome, welcome.

[00:04:32] Delight Rogers: Thank you, Kellee. I'm so happy to be here.

I love that I get to talk about art and my art business with someone, hopefully lots of people who wanna hear yes. What I have to say. My family and friends, they don't wanna hear anymore.

[00:04:45] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I am with you on that. They're like, heard it, mom. All right, Kellee. Think you've repeated yourself now, and you're like, okay, fine.

I need my circle of other artists to have conversations with, right? Yeah. And that's what podcasts are for, because we get to kind of dive into and hear like the heart and soul of how other artists do things. But that's also why I created the Remarkable League, so that we do have that tight knit.

Group of artists who are all ambitious and moving in the same direction, and I just figured I'll start off right now with that and say, you are the reason why I launched this spring and didn't wait any longer. I love that and I'm so grateful that I am so grateful for that because though my mentorship had been under progress all last year, and I had every intention of doing something this year, I was in that place of procrastination, perfection.

It's not quite ready yet. I need to wait until it's perfect. I'm not sure if this is the right offer. And like, so I go through that same process of second guessing.

[00:05:54] Delight Rogers: Yeah.

[00:05:54] Kellee Wynne Conrad: And then I got this message from Delight Rogers in my inbox that said, I have been waiting since last summer for you to make an offer.

When are you gonna have something? And I'm like, oh my goodness. I don't think I realize that. By me procrastinating, I'm holding you back. Everyone who ended up joining it, I'm holding them back from their progress and I am so, so grateful because that was such an aha in my head.

Like that light bulb went off. So thank you. Thank you so much. Delight. She was also the very first person to sign on the dotted line and say, yes, I'm in. So

[00:06:28] Delight Rogers: Nice. Yeah.

[00:06:31] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I'm assuming the podcast had a lot to do with you making that request of me.

[00:06:37] Delight Rogers: Mhm. And I think I was just in like timing wise, I was at that place business where the information that you were I was getting from the Unfold podcast was bang on and I was moving with all that information.

But I was hearing obviously was great off. Also knew that it was, you were, and it was the perfect fit for where. Where I wanted to go with my art business, so. Mm-hmm. I love that you paid attention to my message and actually responded to it like that. That's fantastic.

[00:07:08] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Well, if anyone knows, I try to be as generous as possible and connect with the yes people who are out there.

It's not like it's me. Over here on this platform looking down at everyone. I'm amongst you. I'm part of you. Yeah. I just am grateful that I have the opportunity to share. That's really what it comes down to for me, is that if the gifts that I've been given can be passed on to others to make their life better in any way, shape, or form, especially in their business, then I feel like it's my responsibility.

But that's also what I teach you, which is you've been given a gift. And it's your responsibility now to share that gift. So I was really excited to be able to invite you in to participate in Deck of Dreams, which has been my ongoing year long course. I haven't really had a chance to talk about it lately because we've been knee deep in the virtual Arts Summit, and that's just finally coming to an end.

So, This is the only time I'm running Deck of Dreams 365. So I am very grateful to you to be part of it and to participate by providing a really cool art lesson specifically on duality. So if you wanted to talk a little bit about your project, and then we're gonna go into your history. Cause I know people will be like, well, where did she come from?

What is she doing? But let's start with this lesson. Like, I felt like duality was a good match for you because you are kind of that soul embodied type of an artist. So if you'll speak a little on that.

[00:08:36] Delight Rogers: Yeah. I love the theme of duality and thank you for the opportunity of being the guest artist for July.

It's been a fun project. I love affirmation cards. I have ridiculous amount of those type affirmation card and intention setting decks around, and I've always seen things about making your own and thought, oh, I'd love to do that someday. So this actually got me to the point where, where I made them and it was, it was a lot of fun.

I often work really big, but recently I've had a few projects where I. Small, like these cards and, and I didn't think it was my thing, but I actually like it and I get really involved in the intricate details of them. So it's fun to take my art and my processes in and apply it to these cards and kind of share it out with everybody.

[00:09:25] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah. I love the small size of them too. It's very like mindful. In creating. Yes. Yeah. What's your take on duality? If you can explain a little bit of what act that actually means to the listeners or, even your view of it, I'd love to hear. Mm-hmm.

[00:09:46] Delight Rogers: Well, it's interesting in the July workshop, we set an intention around duality and, and sort of its journey in a different, framing it in as oneness.

So what I focused on was the stillness and movement and dark and light. And those were the dual concepts that I put into the cards. Yes. And then we, yes. Yeah. And then we're thinking about when we're making it. The idea of duality to two things, whether it's dark and light, stillness or motion, that they're two sides of the same coin, and they don't have to be as separate as they are.

And the more we can bring them together and kind of feel comfortable with both of them and those, the dualities inside us, it's like a growth, personal growth, good stuff.

[00:10:31] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Both sides of the same coin. So for me, as I've been kind of exploring in the last couple of years, my spirituality on a deeper level, I don't talk about it too often.

I did for a little while in the podcast last year, and maybe it's time for me to reveal my. Progress again. But I've been really focused just on bringing on amazing guests this first half of the year. But when I first heard the concept of duality, I was struck by this idea finally, to understand that as you walk down one path of.

Spirituality and the other path of life grounded here on this plane where we are that we can live both ways and have it go together cohesively. And so I see duality like that, light and dark, the motion and the stillness, that we need both parts of it to be a whole person. And once I. Caught that concept.

I'm like, okay, so my spiritual growth doesn't mean that I always have to be in this perfect place of spiritual. Enlightenment, which is completely ridiculous and and probable and impossible, but it was like really liberating to me. So one of the reasons why I wanted that theme in our Deck of Dreams, because we do dive into different concepts of ourselves throughout the year, whether it's self-love or joyfulness or in this case, I thought duality would be a really interesting way to go with it, and especially a take on it in art, which is kind of cool. And I just knew you would be the perfect person for that theme because I see it in your artwork. I see it in the way you carry yourself and everything that I've learned about you and know about you at this point. So I have no doubt the lesson in and of itself is gonna be really enriching.

So for those of you who are already in Deck of Dreams, almost a thousand people who've signed up now, I encourage those of you who haven't. It is 12 whole lessons plus bonuses, that takes you through a whole year of self-discovery and miniature art form. Which is super fun. And I've invited in other guests because I didn't want it to just be my point of view or my focus.

So Delight has been a guest in July's Deck of Dreams, but I would love to now kind of go deeper into who you are and your history as an artist and really honestly, as. And a remarkable human being.

[00:12:56] Delight Rogers: Well, thank you. I was thinking about this cause I knew you were gonna ask me that question and being in my fifties, it's, it gets big, right?

It's a long history. There's a lot that happens along the way, but, definitely grew up grounded in, in art. My parents were artists, they were both educators as well. So that was where I grew from was art and. And that's kind of, I've circled all over the place, but I've come back to that at this point in my life.

Mm-hmm. I have a degree in classical archeology. I worked in Greece Excavating for a while. I had a really successful photography business in Toronto, in the entertainment industry. I've been teaching at an outdoor education camp for a long time as a teaching teens that are in a mental health treatment center.

And here I am making art now and doing this incredible remarkable league with you. So life's been great. I've jumped all over the place, done lots of traveling and art has always been there. I painted in high school. I did a huge mural on one of the school walls and I would draw and do things in a sketchbook.

But when I first moved to where I am now, I took a teaching job in this little village of 800 people in Northern Ontario. Sight unseen. I accepted the job and moved there with my three kids. And within the first year, I was invited to a mixed media workshop. I had no idea what it was, but it was in. This neat old barn, it was gonna be in the upstairs loft of the barn. I knew there was a fairy garden I had to walk through to get to it. So I thought, I'm just gonna go because, no matter what we're doing up there, I just wanna experience all that and be in that space. And, that was the first time I painted on a canvas.

So that was, yeah, 2010. And I never looked back. I fell in love with mixed media. I just love the freedom of it. I love just every possibility and it's so tactile, which is me. I like that. And from that first one, the next day I found a canvas and just started painting. And from there I would buy secondhand canvases.

I bought, Lots on eBay of used art supplies just to sort of grow it. And I was a mad painter for a long time and tried out different genres, different mediums, everything. I just wanted to see what it was all about and it's neat to be at this place. Now, so much later where all those things I did and all the exploration I did early in mixed media has come together into the kind of work I create now.

And I mean, it's constantly evolving still, but I, I see all of, all of that, my background as well, photography, archeology it'll all come out in my art.

[00:15:30] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Oh, I can see the connection between archeology and mixed media because archeology is an excavation. Yeah. And has the layers. All these layers. And then it's like I think that's one of the reasons why I fell in love with mixed media as well, is like what can be buried underneath more layers?

Like, there's magic in that, right? And, I'm a big, huge fan of mixed media. I'm like, you, I can't get enough of it. And I have tried all different kinds of mediums. I think it's an important part of the process, discovering who you are as an artist and what you want to create is to try it all right, so I've done oil pastel, I've done soft pastel, I've done oil painting. I've done watercolor. Acrylic painting, but then when you realize you can just put it all together, it's like brain explosion. It's so much fun. I'm curious about the experience you had as an archeologist because, I don't know if you know this, but when I was little, I wanted to be Indiana Jones.

That was my dream job. If I could just like Jacques Cousteau sail around the world and discover lost treasures, I would've totally done that. But instead, I'm here in my house pretty much. Five, six days of the week doing. Yeah. This, which I love so much. Cause this is a completely different discovery process of the humankind of live living humankind rather than exploring the past.

But what was it that drew you to archeology and what, what kind of experiences did you have with that?

[00:16:58] Delight Rogers: So I grew up, my parents, when I was, I think eight months old, we moved to this abandoned farm in eastern Ontario, Canada. No heat, no hydro, no plumbing. And that's where I was raised, like, I guess you call it off grid now.

There wasn't a name for it at that point, but we were, antique collectors I guess. But finding we, I grew up exploring around foundations of old abandoned homes and finding, Sorts of bottles and different things, the artifacts. And we were even published in magazines where it was this, they called it the joy of junk, what we were doing.

So grew up digging and the layers and finding things. Absolutely. But when I first went to university, I started out in education cuz I thought that's my parents were educators. That was what I was supposed to do. But, randomly took a summer class after my first year. In archeology and kind of like mixed media.

It was like, oh, I love this, I love everything about this. Cuz there's the art history piece. There's the, yeah, travel, there's the history and then also the, just the, the discovery part.

[00:18:07] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Wow. And so you've been to Greece with some of your travel. Have you been anywhere else to specifically do archeology and research?

[00:18:18] Delight Rogers: No. I've explored other excavations through the Mediterranean, but the only one that I act actively worked on was in Greece for four years. So that was fun. Yeah. Just my four months for the summer each year, but

[00:18:31] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Oh, okay. Four months. Yeah. Every year during the summer. Yeah. I'm so jealous about that. And I'm kind of wondering why you didn't just stay in Greece forever.

[00:18:41] Delight Rogers: Yeah. Well I met a guy. There's always that story, right? Oh no. Yeah. So yeah, I ended up, meeting a musician, fell in love and that's when I started to get into the photography cuz we were, I was traveling around with him stuff and I.

Was really tapped into the entertainment industry, so it was easy for me to step into doing it for money and it grew pretty quickly from there. So yeah, archeology. Yeah, you did that Left behind.

[00:19:08] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Archeology was left behind, but that's still part of who you are, which is great. Yeah. If you could go, just pretend like. Time can be collapsed and you're back in that moment where, obviously you were meant to be on this path. So I don't wanna dissuade you from saying, that you're not in the right place at the right time, making your art and influencing and helping other artists. But if you could collapse time and go back and there was one place you could do an archeology archeological dig, where would it be?

[00:19:41] Delight Rogers: Hmm. Interesting. Well, for sure the Mediterranean, that's my area of interest is the mm-hmm. The classical archeology. And Crete was a place, I mean, I haven't visited, I've visited a lot of places in Greece, but I haven't been to Crete and I would love to excavate it there. Oh wow. Cuz it's sort of, there's endless things being found there and it's such a huge expedition. I would love that. How about you? Where's your response? Yeah, me.

[00:20:06] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Uh, if I'm gonna go back, like not from where, a place of where I am now, but who I was then I would have loved to go to Egypt or India. Mm-hmm. Or the Amazon jungle. I don't know why, but those were the three places that were extraordinarily exotic and fascinating to me.

Mm-hmm. I think still in this modern time I have, I went to Nepal last year as you know. But I would still love to go to India and to Egypt, but certainly wanna do it in a place and in a time and in a way that's very safe and secure. And not the like free solo travel. Part that I had maybe in my twenties.

[00:20:45] Delight Rogers: Yeah. Yeah. And I mean, I spent a month in Egypt in my early twenties, but I mean, that was a long time ago. And now I definitely wouldn't think about doing that journey, especially on my own. Yeah.

[00:20:57] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Well, but it's still would be so remarkable. I remember the first time I saw Ramsey's the second on tour, and I was just like, Mind blown, and still to this day, you can see a lot of that in our, our different national, museums and such.

But yeah. Oh yeah, that's so much fun. And there's times where I like to incorporate all those ideas into my artwork. How much do you think that, Influences your artwork. Let's be honest. You do mostly faces, so I don't see a necessary a correlation, but maybe there's something that we haven't uncovered in your work.

[00:21:32] Delight Rogers: Well, I think it's definitely the layers and some of my work will end up almost having a fresco kind of feeling like the old art. Cause I'll sand parts down and I'll scrape plaster across and I'll take things on and off. And I think that would be, the main place that I see that part is, yeah. Ok.

In the layers and yeah, the invented portraits are from different parts of my life journey, not from the archeology, but I love that it all comes in together.

[00:22:02] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Okay, that makes sense. Maybe a little bit of mythology.

[00:22:07] Delight Rogers: Well, for sure. You're right in spirituality. It's all in there. Yeah, yeah, for sure.

[00:22:11] Kellee Wynne Conrad: For sure. So the photography time you did that, well, you're Canadian and you live outside of Toronto. Did you do the photography in Toronto?

[00:22:22] Delight Rogers: Yeah, yeah. For about 10 years I was there and I see that in my work because I was primarily doing, shooting people for the entertainment industry. So publicists where you're trying to capture a person's character and their essence in the photo.

So I definitely see that now that I am obsessed with, painting portraits.

[00:22:43] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yes. Okay. That makes sense. Where that connection is. So the two different sides of you pre. Regular painting. We've always been artists and you'd said that in your youth you were making art, but like coming back to being an artist, you're taking those other elements of you and putting it into your work, which is something that I re have regularly tried to teach.

That who we are is coming out in our work, both our art and our business. That's our destiny is to create the kind of lifestyle, artwork and business that fits in with our. Our loves, our desires, our knowledge and experience. So I can kinda see how that's all coming together, meshing together beautifully.

Yeah. So where did you have three kids?

[00:23:29] Delight Rogers: They just kinda happened along the way and I did pretty much raise them on my own. But yeah, they're just sort of a part of my world and. You just do what you gotta do too, right?

[00:23:40] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah, you do. We learn how to be, self-sufficient women making our art, doing our thing, and still somehow raising kids hoping that they'll be an important part of society as well. Are they grown now?

[00:23:54] Delight Rogers: Um, 16, 18, and 23. So getting there. But yeah, I should say that's why I circled back to education. So I needed, especially being on my own, I needed to know I had a stable income, which you don't necessarily have when you're a freelance photographer. Mm-hmm. And when the kids were in school, I had similar holidays and I was, because as the, the per the. Them I needed to. So went back, got the second degree in education and have been teaching, which is venture. I've taught in the far north on a fly-in remote reserve. I've done some neat things teaching, but uh, yeah. I'm onto something new now.

[00:24:37] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yes. You're teaching art now. I love that it's taking you in kind of like into the direction of doing it on your own.

What is it that appeals to you to, really create your own business out of this? Because that's not for the faint of heart. Let's be honest. In the two months you've been in the Remarkable League, I've piled on so much information. It probably feels overwhelming and exciting, but. It's not something that just anyone can pick up and do.

I mean, anyone can if they have a deep enough desire, but most people, they're not gonna choose that path. What is it about it that you've chosen this path?

[00:25:13] Delight Rogers: Well, I almost wanna say the path chose me, but it just, so art has been becoming more and more of a force in my life and. I've known for a number of years now that that's where my heart is, and I wanted to be, teaching art, making art, sharing those processes and being part of, of that and that art community, art business.

And I had a bit of a crisis last year with one of my children and I had to stop working and I haven't been working for over a year now. So at that point, it was beautiful and awful all at the same time. The hard parts, obviously my art became kind of my whole world and I, I, I immersed myself in it and I did a lot of growth and I knew

I wanna be able to share what I've learned and how I weave wellness practices and spirituality into my art making. And just even how the process of making and the rituals around it are such a huge tool for healing mental health or working through trauma

[00:26:22] Kellee Wynne Conrad: or just diving deeper into knowing who you are.

[00:26:26] Delight Rogers: Yes.

[00:26:27] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I mean, that's been yes. Such a remarkable thing even for me in my own art practice when I allow it, when I don't get all in my head. How do you connect the two? I know you have a little bit of a background in, in teaching too.

[00:26:41] Delight Rogers: So for the last 10 years, I've been contract out by my school board to a mental health treatment center for youth 12. 12 to 17, and they live there and they all have pretty significant mental health struggles to the point where they've been removed from their schools and their homes.

Ooh. And so it was a lot of learning from regular teaching for me, it was that mental health work and spirituality and personal growth, healing was part of what I had to include in all my teaching. And, another nice thing about being where I was. So it was a thousand acre camp in the woods, and I was teaching outdoor education, which I loved.

But in addition to that, I was able to choose the other courses that I taught. So I was teaching art, so taught art all the way through. And obviously that was a huge part of the day. The school day with them where we did the growth and, and the wellness and mindfulness and all that. Through the art and being outside in nature.

[00:27:40] Kellee Wynne Conrad: And being outside in nature. That's amazing. that connects me back to your childhood of having moved out to the middle of nowhere, off grid. Did you ever get on grid? I mean, I'm assuming at some point your parents had some running water for you.

[00:27:56] Delight Rogers: We did by about by age 10 we got hooked up. Yeah, we got water and. Toilet inside, all that good stuff.

[00:28:06] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Wow, okay. Yeah. Did you like have old fashioned like pump and bring the bucket water in the house? Yeah. Hey man, so you're perfectly qualified to help those young adults in the nature and the outdoors.

So you have that background just from the way you grew up. In some ways, I like really envy that. Don't we all need like an off grid experience in this modern day to disconnect us from all this te technology? And I'm sure that that's why, the place where you were working and teaching did that put them so remotely is because it's a chance of healing.

[00:28:43] Delight Rogers: Yeah, the majority of the kids were from Toronto, from big metro areas and it was to just remove them and Yeah. Nature's so healing. Yeah. Yeah, it was the perfect place for that.

[00:28:53] Kellee Wynne Conrad: How is that inspiring your work now as you teach adult, primarily adult women?

[00:28:59] Delight Rogers: Well, everything that I learned and how I grew as an educator and an art teacher in a mental health setting, Comes into the art I'm making and the workshops I'm making, but, In addition to that.

Equally, it's my own mental health work I've been doing and my own, learning in that way that is all woven into it too, and influenced. So it's not just teaching, this is how we're gonna make something. It's a bit of a journey. My art to me is a journey. Each piece is pour a lot of myself in and they end up being a time capsule of.

Or was happening in my life at the time I was making them. And it's very healing and it's sort of a beautiful thing. It's a soulful journey, I would say. Yeah. So that's the influence I've had, the things that have happened that have brought me to where I am and wanting to share and make that type of workshop and offer it to other people, because as we all know, there are so many people struggling with different mental health and. Troubles and whatever else is happening. Lots of things, lots of hard things happening in the world right now.

[00:30:04] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Yeah. Talk more about where you're going because you have taught a little bit, you have a. Couple of classes online, right? Yeah. But you're working on a signature offer, and I would love to just kind of discuss how you envision that all unfolding for your, hopefully listeners here, potential clients in the future.

Tell me like how you envision what they're gonna learn. Obviously, you are a mixed media artist. You have all these beautiful layers and you work on portraiture, so let's talk a little bit about how that all comes together.

[00:30:38] Delight Rogers: Okay, so. My New Year's resolution for 2022, so just over a year ago, a year and a half ago, I guess now.

Yeah. Was to be able to paint or make a face. So I always wanted to paint women and female figures, and I had all these paintings where they was from the back or they had no face and it was just this thing that I wanted to be able to do and I didn't think I could do. So to begin with, I was finding ways to get a face onto the canvas just to get a headstart on it. And so I was, you there are on Pinterest. You can find there's a lot of, , vintage portraits. That are royalty free and, and that you can use.

And so what I would do is I would either look at them and create it, but at the beginning I would print a big one and do a transfer. And it would just be the outline. It would be to get the face shape, the, the placement of the mouth, the nose, the eyes. So, because you can spend so much time trying to get all that just right, especially when you're just learning how to do faces and. Then it kind of takes the joy. Yeah, it lessens the joy of just playful creation that mixed media is so, the workshop I'm putting out is that it's showing, a whole bunch of different ways, at least five. I'm not sure yet how many I'm going to include, but ways to get a face on a canvas without having to, to create them freehand.

And the workshop will be, a self-portrait, hopefully. I mean, people could decide to not do a self-portrait, but that's the intention To create that and be able to transfer the portrait that you've chosen onto the canvas and then go through all the processes of, of. Putting your emotions and your feelings and, and whatever's happening onto that canvas.

So it's, it'll be really personal. It'll be a journey, a journey you're having, either at the time you're creating it or a certain thing you wanna work through on a canvas and that journey you're putting out. But that's the intention because that's, I've just had so many beautiful experiences doing that type of creating, and I've healed so much through it.

And I would like, Share that with other people and have them have that kind of transformation too.

[00:32:58] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Right. So it's less, though it teaches art techniques and actual some, Easy ways to make the face appear on the canvas without the struggle. But it sounds to me like, and I know this also from working with you, that it's really up for the creative person who wants to do some self self-exploration and some self-discovery and to really like have that holistic approach to creating.

That's the whole experience rather than just focused on technique or learning to be a, an artist, a proficient artist, it's more like the whole, self involved and put into, it's an experience. It's more than just a class or a video to watch. It's an experience.

[00:33:45] Delight Rogers: Well, nice. I think so too. And I mean, it's looking at the creative rituals around.

Starting the process and through the process it's about, getting outta your head and creating from your heart. So yeah, there's a lot more to it than just this is how I make my, my mixed media art. I can't wait to share it with people. I can't wait for people to experience it and, give me feedback on the journeys they've had through the process.

And there will be a live component, so there'll be a chance to actually create a community, probably on Facebook groups where we'll be able to interact and, and personally connect with the other people that are doing the workshop as well. And taking the journey.

[00:34:24] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Taking the journey.

Exactly. But in the meantime, I think you have a little free offer and we're gonna make sure that we link that up in the show notes so that everyone has a chance to sign up and get to know you better so that they can find out if like this is the place that they need. In their life to explore deeper their own self and creativity.

There will be a signup for that. Yeah. One question I love to ask every guest on the podcast. What is your big audacious dream? And we already know that you're gonna do a course, but what is your bigger, audacious dream?

[00:35:02] Delight Rogers: Mm-hmm. Okay. And I knew you were gonna ask me this too, so I, I did some thinking on it.

And interestingly, a year ago, I probably would have said, Exactly what I'm doing right now. So doing art, creating workshops, growing my art business, working in this fabulous art community with men, the mentorship and with the remarkable league. But that's to step it up now to the next, the next big dream.

[00:35:31] Kellee Wynne Conrad: We always say, let's go even bigger because that's, yeah. The fuel of life is to like continue with our, our dreams and our goals and our. And are just big vision.

[00:35:42] Delight Rogers: Yeah. So, and, and this one is, I have no idea if I could ever do it, but that's what it's all about, right? The big dreams. So it would be to go to Indonesia, probably to Bali for an extended period of time.

Kind of like part of the e Pray love journey. But just the Bali part. Just the Bali part. , do more personal work, personal growth, meditate, and grow. My art and grow just as a human being with that time, like maybe three months, six months, where I can just absolutely focus in on, on that spirituality

[00:36:15] Kellee Wynne Conrad: that doesn't sound at all like an impossible dream. That's a very doable dream and well, that's, come on, open up that mind and spirit to possibility. The world is abundant and also we're still young, right? Fifties are young. Which also you don't even look like you're in your fifties. So, but I'm just gonna say that as somebody who's knocking on the door this year to 50, like I still have another, a half, like another half of my life for those kinds of wild travels.

[00:36:43] Delight Rogers: That's how I look at it. Yeah.

[00:36:46] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Who knows? Maybe we'll do it and we'll bring a whole like group of like-minded deep hearted artist women and there you go. That could be quite the adventure. That's a, a level of spirituality and art that I could get behind. Yes. Well, thank you so much. How does everyone find you on Instagram?

[00:37:11] Delight Rogers: @delightrogers_art, and you can find on Pinterest de Delight, Rogers Art, and on YouTube as well at De Delight Rogers Art. And on YouTube I have a channel that, has a number of videos and shorts that explore what I'm doing. So they're looking at art and lifestyle and wellness, and, and they're a bit of a chance to see what I'm up to and also do some, do some learning as far as art, creative growth,

[00:37:42] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I recommend everyone connect with you over there on YouTube for sure. YouTube's the hot new place to be anyway, so we might as well just like get to know each other better over there. Right? Yes. So delight it has, is it, does everyone say this? It's been a delight.

[00:37:57] Delight Rogers: I get that a lot. Yeah,

[00:37:59] Kellee Wynne Conrad: I'm sure. I'm sure. And I had to go with the pun. I come from a family of, Funny people. That was so cheesy. But yes, it's been a delight having you in the remarkable league. It's been so exciting to get to know you and I can not thank you enough for, you know, prodding me just enough to say, Hey, stop waiting for everything to be perfect and just take the chance to do it now.

And that's why I have. 19 people in the remarkable league. 19 remarkable people in the remarkable league, including Delight Rogers, and I am eternally grateful to you for that.

[00:38:37] Delight Rogers: Yes. Well, I love that I was a part of getting it going and loving the experience. I recommend it to anyone thank you. Who feels like they're at that point in their art business where they, they need some mentorship from someone in the know, in the know.Kellee's the one.

[00:38:53] Kellee Wynne Conrad: Thank so much. Thank you for being on the podcast. It has been such

a pleasure.

[00:38:59] Delight Rogers: Thank you. I appreciate it. And yeah, we'll talk again soon. Okay.

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