In the midst of unfolding who I am: that is craft

Beatrice Ursula is “an artist to the extent that I happen to be one — like how a seed sprouts because of rain, or how branches sway because of the wind.” This free-flowing nature of Beatrice’s work and life path doesn’t come without continuing struggle that many artists face in defining their craft. Many times one’s craft cannot be summarized in a job title or easily explained. Overwhelmed by social media, Beatrice felt like she was constantly getting feedback about what to change, instead of being tapped into her being. Pulling away from spending so much time on her phone, she spent two months in the Philippines, her ancestral homeland. Upon her return to the Bay Area, Beatrice’s art practice emerged as she started doing multiple art shows while working as a freelance photographer and consultant, also while launching her brand. Despite finally achieving “success,” what naturally followed was burnout. After being bedridden for a week, the quiet allowed Beatrice to reflect on herself as a being, an “antenna” exchanging energy with everything. That it’s not just about the work that she puts out, it’s about coming from a centered place. Following the advice from her grandfather: “If you want to be happy, plant a tree, make a home, and write a poem.”

About the speaker

Beatrice Ursula is a visual artist and creative consultant based in Northern California.

“I am an artist to the extent that I happen to be one — like how a seed sprouts because of rain, or how branches sway because of the wind. I have a flow-seeking energy and this defines how I go about different forms of art; from my abstract linework paintings and drawings to my reflective writings, to how I dance with a moment captured on camera.”

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