((swipe for more)) We spent the last few days trekking the jungles and tiny villages of the Himalayas. Up and down mountains and thousands of old stone steps, among giant butterflies, hilltop temples, women breaking their backs in the fields, countless "namastes" and asking for directions ((lol is real with just a paper map and no guide)) Hazy views for sure...but an exhausting and beautiful experience.
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!**
reunited with my wonderful friend @mariajpaloma
some things that could go on your body
healed handpoke. almost ready to share a bunch of new designs. ✨
mega babe @maiatatu hanging out with my snake mural in tulum. so happy to be headed back to mexico today...see you soon guadalajara 💖
Just Announced! I will be painting at @kaaboodelmar in September. 10% off passes this week when you use my last name :::: "NAPOLITANO" at checkout. See you there! 💖
obligatory pashupatinath photo. 17th century temples, cannibal disciples, riverside ritual cleasings and cremations with entire families present, 3500 monkeys and so much more to behold....there is a very thin line between life and death here.
in progress floor painting at @redtruckgallery awhile back. I'll be in dallas, abq, and southern california/bay area and probably denver kinda soon...if you have something you would like painted...or perhaps a little tattoo... lets do that! ((Floor paintings given priority!))
@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))
i miss my studio
offerings to phra nang
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