Guys, I've been working away to bring three new beautiful prints to the shop this Friday at 10 am PST. I'm happy to announce that Fronds and Furls will be one of them, limited edition and printed on beautiful velvety photo rag paper. It will be signed and numbered, 16x20 in. - the largest of the three prints. Mark your calendars! I can't wait to share it with you. ♥️
I'm going to be sending out a newsletter this evening with information about the new prints and pins dropping this Friday (including these seahorses). If you want a sneak peek as well as some links to books I've been reading, consider signing up. I only send maybe 4 out a year, so it won't clutter your inbox--consider it more like a love letter from me to you about art and making. Link is in my profile, just click newsletter and enter your email 💗. I appreciate your time and tlc, thanks for inviting me into your personal spaces.
Question/help! As y'all know this print has sold out! I've been getting so many requests to do a second edition of it, however I don't want the people who purchased prints before the edition ran out to feel slighted in any way. I was hoping to hear from those who want a print, and those who've already purchased one on their feelings about me creating a smaller sized (11x14 in) open edition print. I want to figure out how to bring access to those interested and make art accessible to everyone but also respect those who purchased a limited print. Does this seem like a fair compromise to all of you? Any suggestions? Any hopes? Let me know! I need your help! Thank you 😘
I've been quiet as of late, brainstorming, creating a hundred little side projects and ideas and prepping for the holiday madness. This little snake here is a repeat pattern, my first ever and I have a very special little project in mind for it... excited to see how it goes but it's all hush hush for now. Thanks for sticking around while I've been taking a little time to myself, hope y'all are reading lots and stretching those hearts and arms wide. 💕 there are so many things competing for our attention, I hope you're giving it to the things that matter- your loved ones, self care, community care and rest for that little mental ticker that's always exhausted. Excited to share some new fun things over the next couple days- I'm going to have a couple new prints and some new pins....
The world wants simplification. It wants order. It wants security, something clear to grasp.
But we are messy creatures, creative, and in constant flux. Our very natures are often hidden from ourselves, and we spend our lives searching our identities out.
As time passes and we grow into ourselves more fully, different aspects of our spirit rises up into the light. Much like the moon, our being waxes and wains and presents itself over and over, a cycle of discovery and mystery. There is always a wholeness there but it’s one we can’t always see, so we must trust that behind the shadow there is a depth to be found.
Rather than clinging to our past selves, perhaps we could coil around the present; holding ourselves lightly and allowing room for those shifts to occur.
Grasping the Moon.
45 mm, 2 color, Antique gold
hard enamel pin, smooth to the touch.
Double pin backing with grey rubber clasp. $15 link in bio 💕 or Christinamrozik.bigcartel.com
Big thanks to everyone who placed orders, im a packaging monster right now, they're coming your way slowly but surely!
Three of my babies are out in the world. Just dropped three prints in my online store ♥️ (link in profile). Thanks for looking and for supporting artists with your holiday shopping.
Some questions seem to have no answers. The pain of them lingers somewhere deep in the body, invisible because it’s so built into our structures we can’t see it. It’s built into our foundation, our bones— it’s hidden inside the sturdy stable thing that holds everything else together. I don’t know how to go about picking it apart but I know it needs to reveal itself, it needs to change. Something needs to erupt forth and blossom anew if I can muster the bravery to bear it. .
The question is then, how do we change the foundation to allow the core to blossom. Can I, the true me, the secret me beneath myself, the one that is separate from the social norms and parent’s expectations, the one who thinks unusual things in unusual ways, can I invade myself and pop up like weeds, blossoming in every nook and corner. Can I replace myself? .
It hurts to move forward. I often feel paralyzed, so tender and so in need of being comforted. I wonder if this new skeleton can embrace me, can hold the current me that is so delicate? .
Who is the I to which I speak in my mind? Who is the truth that works on instinct and deep knowledge, that internal decision maker I have to yet learn how to trust? Why did no one ever tell me she was there, and why did it take so long for me to realize how desperately I need her? .
I hope we can fall apart so that we can rebuild something integral, that we can bloom like the dandelion and spread our seeds in the winds of change, and grow a new skeleton in which to lean into. I hope in learning to look at the thing behind the thing, our vulnerability can find comfort in asking the questions together
Delicate, and possible. '
A print of Shadow Work drops tomorrow Nov 24 (link in bio). 10 am pst. This is probably the most personal piece of work I've made all year- an opening of my heart. Thanks for letting me share with you.
•PIN GIVEAWAY TO YOUR PAL• To share my thankfulness with all of you for your constant support and encouragement, I'd like to give a few of these away. They're a new pin-(releasing in my shop tomorrow morning at 10am pst) and I'd like to send them to people whom you love. •
Please tag a friend whom you'd like this pin to go to with a little sentence stating something about them them you're appreciative of. •
This day has so much painful history, I'd like to take a moment to carve out a little beauty and share some love. I'll read all the comments and dm a handful of people to mail these out to. Looking forward to hearing about your friends and the joy they bring, thanks always for sharing.
Some days are just so hard. Thank goodness I have such good friends.
Who do you read for wisdom?
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?