“Art not only changed my life, it also helped me heal my mind, body and soul”
Hello, I’m Anita Jeter-Peterkin, artist, author, and inspirational speaker. I’m also a poet, mom,and nana to my beautiful grandchildren. Art has always been an important part of my life and the passion to create was reignited amid the pandemic COVID-19. And now I help others heal through art after life has thrown them a curveball or two.
2020 had dealt me several hardships, including the loss of loved ones and dealing with the new way of living through social distancing. I was also scheduled for surgery associated with earlier years of battling breast cancer. Yes, I’m a two-timed breast cancer survivor who was not expected to survive a year, thirty-five years ago. I praise God that He wasn’t finished with me and allowed me to live and fulfill many of my dreams.
Although, I loved art, I had no idea that art was about to change my life in such a positive way.Art would allow me to share my creations with people all over the world as I began to heal through some of life’s challenges.
“How I started my art business”
My daughter suggested I start creating paintings to help fund my Wrapped-N-Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Organization. And although, I told her I didn’t have time in my busy schedule, she insisted until I finally gave in. It was my birthday and my children hosted a sip and paint party for me. To combine so many colors was exciting to me. Pouring and brushing ideas onto the canvas was all it took to nudge my interest.
After returning home, I decided to start with acrylic art pouring and I became addicted. For the next thirty days I painted at least one painting a day if not more. I was able to release my internal instincts onto canvas and create beautiful abstracts. The act of painting allowed me to imagine and create without restrictions, causing me to reignite my love for painting. Painting allowed me to begin healing from the many adversities I was facing in life.
It didn’t take long before people would begin asking me about my paintings and how they could purchase my artwork. As more and more people sought after my artwork, I decided to turn what was my personal mission into a vision with a purpose. A purpose to create and help others to also heal through art. Through this vision, Internal Instincts Creations LLC was birthed.To create art and express without restrictions is my goal to inspire others to do the same through their journey of healing.
“Why I do what I do”
I’ve decided to allow art to be my path to healing, growing, and living beyond adversities. I’ve experienced firsthand how therapeutic art is for the mind, body, and soul. Through my “Sip &Pour” workshops and creative arts, I hope to inspire others in search of a creative way to face life’s curveballs and paint them away with one brush or pour at a time.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.