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The 99 Feelings of ArtMind

May 9, 2012

by bmnguyen

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(Music by Jim Smith)

It all began with a simple assignment: a self-portrait. Mitsy Sleurs, the artist behind ArtMind ceramics, started with the shape of a Matryoshka – also known as a Russian doll. But then a difficult time – a “burnout,” as she calls it – compelled Mitsy to take the project further and use clay as salve. From there, her creativity bloomed and the 99 Feelings project was born.

Mitsy’s art effectively portrays the human experience – be it courage, happiness, or hope – and her sensitivity to those emotions are easily felt. As she states, “I like the fact that the number is uneven and that it leaves at least one unfinished feeling to make 100. For me, this represents all of the emotions I haven’t covered. They could be anything.” But then, as Mitsy herself reveals, her hundredth feeling may be her biggest, best “tummy feeling” yet.

Bao Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American photographer and filmmaker based in New York City.

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Balanced - 25 - Mini art feeling
Balanced - 25 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$35.30 USD
Comfort - 22 - Mini art feeling
Comfort - 22 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$67.19 USD
Curious - 42 - Mini art feeling
Curious - 42 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$41.00 USD
Hurt - 6 - Mini art feeling
Hurt - 6 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$35.30 USD
Torn - 25 - Mini art feeling
Torn - 25 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$50.11 USD
Romantic - 6 - Mini art feeling
Romantic - 6 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$47.83 USD
Calm - 9 - Mini art feeling
Calm - 9 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$66.05 USD
Cute - 5 - Mini art feeling
Cute - 5 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$53.52 USD
Adventurous - 10 - Mini art feeling
Adventurous - 10 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$50.11 USD
Sweet  - 5 - Mini art feeling
Sweet - 5 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$42.14 USD
Creative - 48 - Mini art feeling
Creative - 48 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$44.41 USD
Touched - 9 - Mini art feeling
Touched - 9 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$38.72 USD
Tutorial - how to make a funky felted necklace
Tutorial - how to make a funky felted necklace
ArtMind
$5.69 USD
Moths - black and sage -  Porcelain Brooch
Moths - black and sage - Porcelain Brooch
ArtMind
$35.87 USD
Cloud bird - Sage - Porcelain Brooch
Cloud bird - Sage - Porcelain Brooch
ArtMind
$35.87 USD
Forest Bear - Sage - Porcelain Brooch
Forest Bear - Sage - Porcelain Brooch
ArtMind
$35.87 USD
Tutorial - how to make a felt necklace on cottonwaxed cord
Tutorial - how to make a felt necklace on cottonwaxed cord
ArtMind
$5.69 USD
Tutorial - how to make a felt growth necklace
Tutorial - how to make a felt growth necklace
ArtMind
$5.69 USD
Ceramic cup - coral - sea level
Ceramic cup - coral - sea level
ArtMind
$27.90 USD
Ceramic saucer - coral - sea level
Ceramic saucer - coral - sea level
ArtMind
$10.82 USD
Love - 17 - mini art feeling
Love - 17 - mini art feeling
ArtMind
$50.11 USD
Feeling Hindu - 13 - religious mini-art-feeling
Feeling Hindu - 13 - religious mini-art-feeling
ArtMind
$47.83 USD
Touch necklace
Touch necklace
ArtMind
$51.25 USD
Invincible - 27 - Mini art feeling
Invincible - 27 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$86.55 USD
Numb - 4 - Mini art feeling
Numb - 4 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$23.92 USD
Free - 36 - Mini art feeling
Free - 36 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$64.91 USD
Bored - 3 - Mini art feeling
Bored - 3 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$54.66 USD
Angry -  6 - Mini art feeling
Angry - 6 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$108.19 USD
Depressed - 1 - Mini art feeling
Depressed - 1 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$109.33 USD
Patience - 1 - Mini art feeling
Patience - 1 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$182.21 USD
Courage - 13 - Mini art feeling
Courage - 13 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$50.11 USD
Shitty - 7 - Mini art feeling
Shitty - 7 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$42.14 USD
Strong - 3 - Mini art feeling
Strong - 3 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$176.52 USD
Vulnerable - 1 - Mini art feeling
Vulnerable - 1 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$60.36 USD
Blue - 1 - Mini art feeling
Blue - 1 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$54.66 USD
Proud - 3 - Mini art feeling
Proud - 3 - Mini art feeling
ArtMind
$70.61 USD

1 Featured Comment

  • ArtMind

    Mitsy from ArtMind said 4 years ago Featured

    Thank you so much for the overwhelming and beautiful response to my handmade portrait. It's been a journey that changed my life completely and I couldn't have completed it without the help and support of Etsy & it's community. I'm grateful that I got to share my story and I'm touched that my work has meaning to many of you. So thank you all for the contineous support & kindness. It makes my heart glow and grow...

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