bangkok is intense but i made some new friends today....always been so inspired by tribal silver works. ((eyelets custom made for me by forever babe @maidenvoyagejewelry))
month 2 of sobriety has reminded me i am an imperfect human. i am no longer elated or proud of the decision...my emotions are a mess, my self esteem feels lost + my will to create is almost non-existent. the previous neuropathways between addiction and pleasure that i laid out for myself will always exist + its a challenge to believe they will be repaired. each day kind of feels like walking in the dark, but i look forward to the time when the light shines back in, the calm resurfaces + i can get back to creating
healed handpoke on my friend @belle_tropique
After a chance meeting this afternoon we made our way up a rickety "staircase" on the side of a 500ft cliff. At the top, we found ourselves alone, among several teak coffins, at least 8 ft long atop wooden stilts, estimated to be at least 1200 years old. One coffin per family, one cave per village. There are at least 60 coffin sites among the caves in this region, and still, little else is known about how these made their way up there or who brought them. Vibrant shades of green and red were calcified all over the limestone and snake skins, owl feathers and so much more kept us there for hours.
day 3 we found the tiered waterfall we missed by 20 yards the day before, saw the hugest spider that was literally what my nightmares are made of and rode through fire.... lets see what day 4 brings. ✨
spent the last week at koseli school in kathmandu with this wild crew of kids. got their hands covered in paint and dove into a few crafts with them as well. these kids are true warriors...there isn't really a public school system here so either your parents can afford private school or you pretty much just dont get to go. koseli is a haven for kids who otherwise wouldnt have an opportunity to learn, bathe, eat and connect with other kids and play. this school needs a lot of love..they rely entirely on donations ((their donation link is in my bio))...even $10 goes a loooong way here. if you can offer your time..thats even better. when you buy art from someone like me it allows me to travel to a place like this..buy paint and art supplies and bring these kids some joy. Big thanks to @ianlutzart @pmtattoos @sattyamedia @nepalskates @saadhux and everyone else for making it happen.
:::Wisdom Beyond the Conflicts of Truth and Illusion:::
Acrylic and Liquid Leaf on Birch Panel. 4 ft x 6 ft. 2016. ((Edit::Sold. Thanks everyone! 💖))
just a few of the kids @ianlutzart @pmtattoos and myself had the privilege of spending some time with today at koseli school in kathmandu. koseli offers free food, medical care, education and a place to bathe for nearly 100 children from very impoverished families. many have a family member or two suffering from addiction and all have been left to defend themselves. excited to begin painting walls with them tomorrow! special thanks to the sattya collective here for helping us get involved!
keeping busy...these are on recycled paper mixed with elephant poop from sri lanka. ((these are also available for purchase, if you feel inclined send me a message and i can give you the info)) **both snakes are spoken for**
sometimes a hotel room becomes a studio. making a mess of the place during my last few days in thailand...next stop nepal
so nice to be drawing again. **all have sold, thank you!**
@residenciagorila in tulum has always welcomed me and has become my family...many of you have asked me how to participate in the residency program...wellllll...they are having their final program on the beach in april and are seeking a few artists to come and make magic for the month. If you are seriously interested, please reach out and i can get you in touch. ((photo by @vexta during my first visit there several years ago))
day 1 of 8 on the mae hong son loop, over 1800 turns and switchbacks over nearly 700km...lookin super cool in our rental hemlets. we had such a lovely day naked in a waterfall and exploring the back highways of northwestern thailand.
260 feet up inside Buddha's head we found these men sculpting narrations of the Lanna tribe...they lay out the most crude sketches and create mind blowing sculptures.
the most beautiful hive among the work of Thawan Duchanee