♥️ Mm! Big big thanks to all y'all who came out last night. It was so fun to hang and get real about the Internet- I appreciate your thoughtful questions about and perspectives on how social media effects our creative endeavors. Here's me with one of my co-panelists: the stunning mind Ashley Rodriguez @ashrod of Not Without Salt, a thoughtful food blog and gatherer of people to the table. Thanks @boonerodriguez for hosting yet another stellar Beast Talks! Looking forward to growing with y'all more in this digital wild west. ♥️
Beast Talks TONIGHT! If you're in Portland OR and want to engage in a community conversation about how social media is used by and effects creatives, come to the @wacom_experience_center tonight and hang out with me and three other panelists who will be sharing our experiences and answering questions from you! Doors are at 6 with free beer and cider, and the talk starts at 7. The event is free, but there is limited seating, so please rsvp to @beastdaylight (link in their bio or go to beastdaylight.com/beasttalks). I'm so excited to get to see all your shining faces, hang out and talk shop! 💛 please bring your friends!
Just a little throwback to this stellar photo @antlerpdx took of my pink heron ceramic sculpture. The flowers were placed in as buds, and over the month they went from green pods to bloomed blossoms to hanging dried out petals barely clinging on- it was interesting to play with an element I use so often in my drawings in real time, leaving the composition to the unknown (much like the mysteries of life💛) .
This piece is still available, email [email protected] for more info.
Hey, what do y'all want to see new in the shop? Trying to brainstorm some new prints for Christmas and is super appreciate your help!
A little progress on this watercolor repeat pattern- thinking about making some custom journals and this little gem would be the inside paper when you first crack the book open- maybe in time for Christmas. Also daydreaming about an entire room wrapped in these soft purple peonies- if only I were allowed in my apartment 😍. What do you want to see wrapped in purple flowers and snakes?
Just remember: some days are magic.
Hey Portland! I couldn't be more excited to be one of the panelists for the next Beast Talks, where we will be engaging with the local community about social media and it's effect/role on creatives with @beastdaylight! Free but you must rsvp due to limited space! Info below! Bring a friend.
Repost: In this Beast Talks we will have the opportunity to join in on a panel discussion on Social Media and how it is effecting the creative industry. How to navigate negotiating, ethics, and creation. ⠀
Sept 28th, Doors at 6pm, talk at 7. location: @wacom_experience_center Portland Oregon
Free but must RSVP at link in @beastdaylight 's Bio. Or go to beastdaylight.com/beasttalks
Any of you makers go back and forth between mediums? What's it like? How's it shape your creative process? When I started this piece it actually began as a painting. I had been mapping out this pigeon with ink and pencil with the flower beating forth from its chest and I became curious what it would look like in three dimensions. In painting we must create our own shadows and light sources, we construct a very complicated false reality- how would it feel to witness the flower bursting forth in real space, to see the light and shadow fall, and get to play with how it interacts with the other objects in the room. It was just a notion, but I love how stepping back and making a little room for play opened up so much opportunity for growth. I'm still learning ceramics, and I'm such a noob but it feels good to have a little more room for play, and I gotta say I'm interested how the back and forth between 3D and 2D will effect my future idea making. 😊 looking forward to hearing you're thoughts!
I'm doing a little inventory and just realized I only have 5 of these beautiful cast moth stick pins (in vintage style) left. Just wanted to put it out there and give a heads up to anyone who's been eyeballing them. I don't think I'm going to have these remade so these are it. It's my personal favorite, I wear I on everything and feel like I'm vibing my very fashionable grandma every time I do (she had a fondness for stick pins so it reminds me of her). Pins are $15 in my shop link, or go to Christinamrozik.bigcartel.com and stateside shipping is only a buck. 🖤🦋
For anyone who falls prey to the glamorization/curated life that Instagram can create, I make most of my art in my bedroom. Followers nor talent always add up to money, and pinched pennies mean I can't really afford a dreamy studio space, so instead I snuggle in about three feet from my bed and get creative. It's not always ideal, but I've created a space full of inspiration, (prints and originals are all tagged!) and have learned to love making in the same space I dream. When we are idea chasers, getting into that magic headspace of collaboration with your thoughts is what really counts. So don't fall prey to curated grams, remember everyone has a very real and complicated life, filled with bills and heartbreak and sickness and confusion and just keep after what fills you up. Where do you guys all like to make?
A little detail of this watercolor piece, just because.
Often times I start something and come back to it 6 + months later. My mind is usually about that far behind my body, and I go back to the piece when it finally starts to reveal itself. It's a little magic how much my hands know about the internal happenings of my heart before my brain catches up, how much the subconscious knows before the conscious can piece it together. Knowledge comes in many forms, and drawing + sickness have been my greatest teachers in learning to trust my body's knowledge first.
Updating the website always feels pretty dang awesome. It's a good time to pause and reflect on the ideas/ponderinga that have moved through you over the past several months, to celebrate what has been made and to review, critique and search for how to grow forward. It reveals your internal diversity, struggle, craving and character in one concise place, the question of who you were and who you're becoming.
It's curious the bits that seem the most frail often carry the weight of our being. I'm carrying much thought today.
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Ring by @eilisainjewelry 💛
Sick in bed painting some wallpaper-some days that's how it goes. I'm thankful for the sun pouring in the windows, gentle songs to bring comfort to the soul beneath the skin and loved ones near by. My health is complicated and has never been the best, so there is a familiarity with this part of my wounded body, a kind of gentle comfort that comes from the reminder of inhabiting my body self fully, even if that is accompanied by pain. It is a teacher of what I can move through, how to rest, and how to let myself be taken care of by the wise and giving arms of others. There are days where I cannot find this sense of calm, but I feel lucky today is one where I can. To all you in bed today, I hope you can find that sense of self love behind the fear. ♥️
Just shipped out all your print and pin orders so keep an eye on the mail! Thanks so much lovelies 💛
They're heeeeere! New Albino Crow Floret pins are in the shop! They just came in and look beautiful, and I'm so excited to share them with you. I also made them to pair with the Black Crow Floret pin so they can make kissy faces at each other on your lapel! $15 link in profile! 💛🕊
Puzzles on Kickstarter! This is one of my favorite pieces I've made this year, for the puzzle company @theboneowl. They're running a Kickstarter right now selling these amazing 20x27 inch linen, 1000 piece puzzles for only $24 USD. They're a small company, pay their artists well, and have been such a delight to work with. I know I can't wait to get mine. There are only 4 days left on the campaign, so I'd you missed my first shout out, nows your chance. aaBig thank you to Jason for all he's done o make this campaign happen, and for just being a good dude. Hope y'all enjoy putting this monster together. ♥️ link is in @theboneowl 's profile!
Five prints left of this edition of 200. Ive been so overwhelmed by the response to this personal piece and feel honored that a little piece of my heart lives in so many of your homes. Thank you all for your constant support and encouragement. ♥️
Happy bday Booger. Thanks for sharing your laughter with me and the world. ♥️ @boonerodriguez