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?
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....
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/ponderings 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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