Much happens in the invisible spaces, the behind the scenes; where I work through ideas and hold them close to my chest. While mystery can be cause to fret, it also opens a place for curiosity and play. Mindfulness and self awareness. The ability to feel things out and grow where it wants to take you. The creative practice teaches me many things, some of which I can never fully grasp-- for example, the predicament of wonder. "Things take the time they take. Don't worry." -Mary Oliver
Come say hi to me tonight at the Sixth Annual Brink Show! 20% of proceeds go to @portlandaudubon to help educate the public and protect our endemic wildlife. I'll be hanging at @antlerpdx alongside my my painting of the endangered Cebu Flowerpecker (for purchasing info email email@example.com) Hope to see you there!
Progress on my Cebu flowerpecker for the upcoming Brink benefit show at @antlerpdx opening next Thursday! 20 percent d all proceeds benefit the @portlandaudubon society and all the work they do. ♥️🌿 I'm always honored to be a part of this show, hope to see you at the opening next week!
Mapping out something new. I always love how different they look before color, and how you have to adjust your eye to see just shapes and outlines of the values that will blend it all together. To see a way too long video of me painting, you can check out my story for a live feed recap of when I added the red...
Thanks to everyone who placed orders in my online shop this week! I'm a little behind normal bc my printer ran out of ink 😬😬😬😬I'm going to get these babies out tomorrow!
Black crow floret pins are back in stock! Thanks to all you who waited patiently, I love these two little lapel buddies making kissy face on my jean jacket. Link in profile.♥️
*** AND SOLD OUT. HOLY GUAC 25 MIN*** (big big thank you to everyone who set timers and snagged one of these!) Print drops now via @peoplesprints Extra limited edition, extra affordable, extra beautiful. 30 signed and numbered, 12x12in. $55. Link in bio. •
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People's prints also did an interview with me about my work and the piece, now up on their blog:
Could you tell us a bit about your piece "We Will Never Get to the Bottom of This?” .
When I originally made the piece, I was thinking a lot about duplicity- how something can be simultaneously good and difficult; this never-ending plight of devouring information and regurgitating it. This ability to feel connected to someone and chained by them, the circular nature of feelings that are happening simultaneously rather than as a pendulum.
I think this piece loosely holds that metaphor, but allows room for the viewer to bring it into a situation, either as a positive or a negative, or just the way things are. I think when engaging these mysteries, we will never get to the bottom of this.
Super limited run of new prints drop today (Thursday the 1st) via @peoplesprints at 1pm PST! This print is so velvety and beautiful, and the tones are perfect. It looks just like the painting. •
"We Will Never Get to the Bottom of This"
12x12 in, signed and numbered, and only $55.
Get it at @peoplesprints ! Once they're gone, they're gone!
To sit with my own mind
and not invite anyone into it.
To learn how i think, what i want,
who i am,
without the input of others.
Of social norms, the weight of expectations.
I want to know myself deeply and profoundly,
with a curiosity that allows me to see what's in there--
the good and the ugly.
and only then share
and be willing to change
and be changed.
🌿QUESTION / HELP!🌿 I'm updating the FAQ on my website. I'd love to know what questions y'all have that I could potentially answer? Anything you're rarin' to know about my work/process/life? I can't guarantee everything will end up on there but I'll certainly answer what I can and I'll try to make it interesting too... Thank you 💕
Sometimes pieces were made with an idea in mind right before it was necessary, a kind of internal preparation. A kind of gift from the future of awareness for a moment that's about to happen. Art teaches me so many things, and one of the most important is how to see-how to listen that is, with my eyes and notice what is around, within, and coming.