♥️***Print drop Saturday at noon PST***♥️
I just got some proofs back from the printer and they are glorious, velvety and rich. Im so excited about these I'm going to send them out into the world this week. Because your vote was practically a tie, there will be two prints, Anthesis (above) and Epoch. Both limited editions, so mark your calendars! More details to come tomorrow. :) Please let me know if you have any questions.
Doing a little final blending with a 4h to smooth out the tones. This little gem is a special drawing for the craftsman @svnlights :)
Just placed an order for new matching albino crow pins, so this little guy will have a bff the first week of August. He's very excited. 💛
Caught in the wild, the rare interdigital brace. I know dudes, I hold my pencil weird. There's nothing mystical about it, it's just what felt right when I was a kid and no matter how hard my parents tried, I refused to change it. As in all things, I have certainly found a few benefits in drawing, like it's easier for me to draw long lines. But there are also inhibitions; my hands cramp up in weird places and need regular massaging.
This photo was taken by @boonerodriguez last week when we went for a hike in to Twin Lakes on Orcas Island. It was such a quiet and ancient place, with still water and sing song birds. It's good for my spirit and my guts to step back for some time every few weeks or so. I'm prone to brain spirals and the silence of trees growing always straightens me out. I found a little fern and was mapping out a simple field study of it; didn't get very far, but that wasn't the point. The point was to observe, both the intricacies around me, and the delicacies within. I hope you all found a little space to breathe this past weekend, to breathe, listen, and see.
Sometimes a small patch of light can stop you in your tracks and remind you how beautiful everything. Is. Anyone know what kind of flower big this is? I'd appreciate the help!
Mm thank you to everyone for being so patient about this batch of prints! I took a little much needed family vacation last week and will be shipping out your orders this afternoon. As ever, it fills me with gratitude to mail these to you, they are a labor of love and also my actual means of bread and butter. I'm so thankful for your continued support so I can keep making thoughtful work to share with this beautiful community. So much 💛. •
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This is a detail from my wolf print 'the undoing', and one of my favorite birds! Anyone know what he is? ☺️
Sometimes I spend a boatload of hours on something and it doesn't work out- just can't get the mood right or the technique is off. It's easy to feel deflated when this happens, but I try to instead take these mishaps in as the fortified documentation of my learning process; time spent deepening my understanding of approach, planning, and materials usage. It might not pay off in the moment, but it helps me craft technical longevity and nuance. Whether a piece is a success or an utter flop, I always learn more than I am able to create and this is part of what continues the drive to make the next piece. •
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So a happy Sunday, and happy making to you, please remember your mistakes are beautiful and help you grow. 💛 I'd love to know what are some things you've learned/ways you've grown through making! Please share?
@d_j_rice had a beautiful opening tonight. Here are @boonerodriguez and I standing on front of the magical paintings David made of each of us hanging out in his magical world. So thankful to know these people and be able to laugh as good with their mesmerizing talent and badass selves. ♥️💛♥️ to see more, Check out @d_j_rice insta!
Today is my birthday and I feel so loved. There aren't enough words to cover the depth of gratitude, warmth and thankfulness I have for all my loved ones over this past year. It's been a doozy, but your strength, bravery and tenderness have taught me how to be kind to myself and pursue my depths. Cheers to all of you and another rotation around the sun. All my love. 💛
Big big thank you to everyone who ordered a print! I'm getting them from the printer at the end of the week and they'll go in the mail next week! Can't wait to get all these to you, and keep an eye out for all the extra love stuffed in your shipping tubes!
Epoch Limited Edition Large Format Print
Signed and numbered edition limited to 100.
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm) – Slightly smaller than original drawing.
Printed with archival inks which means the ink wont fade to last decades on an heavy weight photo-rag paper, thick and soft, similar to the paper the original drawing was made on.
An epoch. An era. An end and a shift. This is how things grow-they are born from the ashes of a time that is no longer true and the memory of that history that will help propel us forward to grow anew.
New print drops now!
Anthesis. 12 x 12 in. (30.5x30.5 cm)
Same size as original
Signed and numbered limited edition of 60. $65
There is a name for every season, for every connection and moment. It’s buried deep, often unspeakable, but a knowledge we carry nonetheless. ‘Anthesis’ is the name for the time period in which a bud blooms, and while it is a technical term, I can’t help but apply it to all of the short bursting moments in my own life and something long cultivated came forth. There is surprise and mystery even within ourselves, and we are connected to it by invisible words; tied to it by invisible threads.
🌸Two new prints hit the store in a little under two hours! Prints in store at noon pst!🌸 •
Because I deeply believe art is for everyone, I tried to make Anthesis at a more affordable price so anyone strapped for cash can still own a high quality, beautiful piece of work. •
Epoch I took the other direction, and made an extra large print for those of you who've been requesting a stunner to make the focal point of any room. •
Both are Printed with archival inks which means the ink wont fade to last decades on an heavy weight photo-rag paper, thick and soft, similar to the paper the original drawing was made on.
This has been a long time coming! And I can't wait to share these with you! So excited. 💛
Link in profile, or go to www.christinamrozik.bigcartel.com
Guys, I cannot gush enough about this print. The blacks are so velvety and lush, and the colors are so true to the original I can hardly tell them apart! I know it's been a long time coming but this print will be released at noon tomorrow, PST. This is a very large print- 18x24in.- almost true to to size, so all the detail comes through accurately. This is a limited edition and all the info is in my online store. Link in bio or www.christinamrozik.bigcartel.com
Thanks to everyone for their support and tlc. 💛 you're the butter to my bread.
A closeup of the slow progress on my "Fronds and Furls" piece for the puzzle I designed for @theboneowl . They've been such a delight to work with and gave me complete freedom on this project, trusting my vision and providing creative encouragement, which has fostered something I feel is really really special. If you want to see the final, head in over to their website boneowl.com 🐍🌿💛
I had so much fun making this piece! This is a wip of a puzzle I was working on for @theboneowl puzzles! They are going to be releasing them next month! If you want to see the final, or sign up for their mailing list about the puzzle launch date, head on over to boneowl.com I know I personally can't wait to put this 1000 piecer together 💛💛💛
Before butterflies, before even flowers.
Before the blooming of possibility—of wisdom, we must lay down our fears and regrow our bones.
Pull the structures into question, and turn them
into something malleable
A tender shoot of bright green life.
Only then can pollination begin,
Only then can love enter.
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Detail of “Before Butterflies, Before Even Flowers” -graphite and watercolor on paper, 20x20 in. Tomorrow is the last day of the show “Beneath the Harrow” with @allisonsommers and @kaspianshore at @antlerpdx
This is the last weekend to pop on by @antlerpdx and see my show 'Under the Harrow'. This is one of my favorite pieces, and is actually quite big! 20x21in of a delicate grass snake skeleton exploring themes of being silenced. Big thanks to Antler and all of you for your encouragement with these quieter pieces. ♥️
Just hanging out with all my star friends.
Just a reminder about my podcast audio interview with @yourcreativepush - it really is one of my favorite conversations about art, making, and it's connection to each of our own inner worlds. ♥️🕸 episode 226 - yourcreativepush.com