I’m Charlotte, a creative life explorer

– multi-passionate artist, introvert, entrepreneur, woman, wife, mother and so much more…

Creative expression + introspection is my preferred personal development tool. I believe that if we have a good sense of our true self, we can make better choices and changes in our lives and live an authentic life – and inspire others to do the same!

Authentic […] representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified. ~dictionary.com

An AUTHENTIC LIFE to me is KNOWING, LOVING, LIVING and EXPRESSING;
who you are, what makes you uniquely you and how you make your soul sing!

This took me quite a while to figure out for myself, and even though this is a lifelong process, I know I have a pretty good grip on how to cultivate an authentic life. And by sharing my art, my work and my mind, I’m happy to inspire like-minded souls on the same journey.

 

My breakdown – and breakthrough

In my late 30’s I had a breakdown. After several years in jobs where I could find neither joy nor purpose, and some difficult years after the birth of my daughter who has a rare genetic disorder, I totally forgot what used to make me happy and feed my soul. I was close to a depression and divorce but managed to make a U-turn just in time.

Through art therapy, self-development and reconnecting with creativity, I slowly found the way back to myself.

 

I create, therefore I am

I have always been a maker. Over the years I have played with a lot of materials and techniques, some only for a brief moment, while others keep coming back into my life over and over again. 

Creating is my sanctuary, my playground, and my stress relief, and has also become a way for me to convey emotions and stories that may be difficult to put into words. My creations are often kind of naive, but, as in the classic fairytales, there is often an opportunity to interpret it in your own way building on your personal story.

Charlotte Engel Studio