"We are all artists, painting our lives upon the canvas of reality. Mix the colors your own way and apply emotion liberally. Don't be afraid to let your brush strokes show, and above all else, make sure your art has soul." -Christen Rodgers
In Reykjavik, waiting for my flight to Toronto Canada. Can't wait to get back to painting and my favorite crayons Caran Dache Neocolor II. They are water soluble wax crayons! Yep... strange combination! If you haven't tried them I highly recommend especially if you're into #markmaking
What's your favorite art media?
Hawaii is always a good idea. I think this swaying palm design, with colours pulled from a vintage Hawaii vibe, is my personal fave from @manahi_co’s newest collection. Which one’s your fave? _____ #melekalikimaka#aloha#fashion#accesories 🌴🌞
• literally broken •
Made a little installation with the plates I broke early in the semester. Playing with the reflections, the mirrors really open up the space. Things are (ironically) coming together, slowly but surely. I submitted my précis and the anxiety is real. I am a broken boii but can't wait for Christmas break - much needed.✌🏻✨
My Italian family was loud... is that why I prefer quiet art? Maybe. 🖼
It’s not all quiet... but I like to feel calm and relaxed in my space.. so I create art that accomplished that. It’s not to say that I occasionally enjoy a bold pop of pink or orange and pink and orange together.. that’s like my favorite. This shelf piece is available- $70 link in the bye oh. 👃📦🌊
Way back Wednesday Early in my abstract days a lot of my practice paintings were raw and intuitive. I spent months trying really hard to make them more ‘finished’. Now I’ve learned to stop before covering up the parts that I end up really liking. This journey is amazing! When you look back on your evolution as a painter what realizations do you have about your process?
So, you’re not an artist? Your sister was the artist. Your art teacher said you were terrible. You’re a classic “type A” personality who isn’t creative. You don’t have any time to do art and get better.
We all have a story, don’t we? How do we fix it?
Be childlike. Open. Curious. It’s been a long time since we’ve opened up around art. Let’s let go to see what happens. We’ve ended our relationship to it a long time ago. We’ve said that we and art are not friends, and it’s gone on a long time. So, let’s start where we left off. Let’s go back, get our 8-year-old selves and invite them to play. The one who didn’t yet know she couldn’t be an artist. Our adult selves can wait at the door. Our adult selves are wise, smart, and have useful skills. But we don’t need that here. We need space to be a child again. Let’s go there in a literal way. What were favorite things to draw as a child? Rainbows, stick figures, cars, clouds, a sailboat? Then we know where to start. Draw that! Good! You did it! It felt kinda good right? You remembered again what it felt to feel free and trusting. You remembered to have fun and explore. Here’s the key. Be nice to yourself. Seriously! You wouldn’t be mean to a child about their drawing so don’t be mean to yourself. Find the delight and freedom remembering your young self who wasn’t worried about “good enough”. Find freedom, get into a grove and BEGIN! Try it. Then tell me about it!