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Meet Ginny Blankenfeld
Writer, artist, and spiritual enthusiast from Sacramento, California with 42 years of traveling and collecting experiences.
Ginny’s favorite tools are Photoleap and StarryAI, but she’s also testing out Wonder and Uranus. She also uses Desqueeze to resize the images, and Retouch for minor editing.
“I would love to learn Midjourney, and am open to more!” she notes.
And the learning doesn’t stop there.
“I am definitely interested in learning more about both classical and modern art to improve my creations. I want to have knowledge of more specific artists and styles to use in my prompts. My favorite example of using an artist's style was a collection of Modigliani squirrels,” Ginny adds. “Also, I want to learn how to use my pre-existing photographs to generate new images.”
A Collector of Experiences
“I've spent my 42 years of life moving from place to place, collecting experiences. I have a degree in journalism and recently abandoned a career in digital advertising,” she says.
“Even though I'm a writer by heart, I've struggled with self-expression, but I know I have a unique purpose in the world, and in recent years devoting myself to spirituality has allowed me to grow immensely. I love journaling and creating visual art such as collage, photography and even resin art. I am married to a beautiful woman whose primary art is food, and we have two adorable dogs.”
We’ll look forward to our dinner invite.
The Generative Art Experience & Community
Ginny says, “generative art is a collaboration between my heart, my mind and the graciously shared algorithms of visionary software developers. I like to call AI "assisted intelligence." It's a means to explore and bring light to my thoughts and feelings in a way that is accessible, innovative, fun and easily shareable.”
“It enables instant visual manifestation of personal inner energies, resulting directly from following the path of joy,” she adds.
“When I discovered the online communities of AI art creators, I knew I had stumbled onto a path of discovery where I would feel at home. The timing feels divine, as it has occurred alongside an energetic upswing that feels palpable not only in my own life but in the greater population, as well,” she says.
“I feel like as this new year approached, I was making space in my life for a something new to enter, and here it has come, validating my emotions, showing me new ways to heal, and encouraging me to embrace my own worthiness as a creative being,” she adds.
“I have a new appreciation and use for my social media accounts and my website (where I publish infrequent blog posts). I knew right away that the images I was generating could convey messages better than words alone, in a way that's faster and easier for me to produce, and faster and easier for people to process, but also remains open to individual interpretation,” she says.
“Therefore, I feel that I have opened an energetic and inspirational dialogue with the viewers of my images, especially since my social media contributions of late were few and far between.”
We love the way Ginny views social media and the idea of “a following.”
“I now feel a new motivation to engage within the internet landscape, and I see value in doing so whether I gain a massive following or not. I see that I am not alone in my experience, and I feel the love that so many creators put into their work,” she says.
Ginny’s Art & Impact
“It's my hope that my art will strike others as unique but resonating. I enjoy creating images that resemble nothing I've ever seen before whether the inspiration is my corgi or a phrase I read in a book. It's my hope to create images are activating and striking, that can challenge the traditional sense of beauty through surrealism and the sometimes Picasso-esque configurations of characters,” she says.
“Or sometimes to just tickle the senses with magic and sweetness. I even had a series of images I created when I had a migraine headache that was actually able to provide me some relief through the power of visualization.”
A Collection that Speaks to Her Soul
“This carousel [below] is one of my favorite collections yet. I am happiest when my images are bright, colorful, beautiful and surprising. I think these images represent my higher self, my rainbow light body! I love the incorporation of magical elements such as dragons and mermaids, or just the suggestion thereof. I love the pieces that are abstract, surreal and have an element of collage art,” she says.
psychedelic chocolate peacock mermaid tarot cards at the blue palace
Long term, Ginny would love to earn a living making generative art.
“I would love to answer commissions and have a successful online storefront where people can buy prints (or t-shirts or whatever they want) featuring my art. I see that it's totally possible, and I think this is a great path for people like me who have left the 9-5 rat race in favor of a "New Earth" lifestyle of ease, joy and creatorship where everyone supports each other,” she says. “I’m open to seeing where my art takes me in producing income.”
Some Final Thoughts
“Several days after I first immersed myself in this new AI art world, I literally couldn't sleep until I had written down the following thoughts, which allowed me to process my emotions and organize my feelings in response to some social posts I'd seen about "traditional" artists being threatened by AI,” she says.
“…Value of art. Exchange of energy and balance between creator and observer. What is the value to each side? What is it worth when an idea is translated to the material world? To the creator it is the experience of being a channel, a vessel. It lasts as long as it takes to unfold from vision to completion.
It could be minutes or decades.
It’s a freely given experience to the creator, a gift from the universe and self, requiring only the tools to bring it to life, and momentum.
It can be the result of a happy accident or a cathartic process.
It can be unnoticed or triggering, celebrated, criticized or analyzed ad nauseum. For the observer it is the experience of a feeling or thought in response.
Both are giving birth to a new energy form, having been impregnated with inspiration, tapping into a previously unseen river of possibilities. For the observer, the experience could also last milliseconds or decades.
Time and space are elastic. This is also true when the creation of art is made possible in collaboration with a 4D manifestation tool of “artificial intelligence.”
Anyone can create a body of work in minutes that would previously have taken a lifetime to produce, acclimating us to instant manifestation. Does the speed of creation negate the value of expansion received by the observer? That is his choice alone.”
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