Rawr! #snake #detail #progress #process #painting #oil #yellow

Beginnings of another painting and the first of my Secret People Project! Finally! #oilpainting #art #femaleartists #portrait


Mark RothkoBlue and Grey, 1962, oil on canvas

I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”—Mark Rothko, 1956

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“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
— Robin Williams, 1951-2014 (via wikihow)

RIP Robin Williams


I usually don’t reblog these kinds of things. (Art blog and all…) But I think it counts on grounds of inspiration. RIP

I have to share the epic photo of my brothers and me from my 80’s birthday party. It was wonderful. These two are so much fun!

A special #tbt Love this photo of me rocking the side ponytail. Thanks @jennybeck01 for holding onto this gem! Also rather fitting as I turn 30 tomorrow and will be celebrating on Sat with an totally radical 80’s bash. <3


ochremesa asked:

I just read the bit about your new remedy- it's ironic because all I ever do is post my sketchbook pages and nothing else. Perhaps, the two of us fill the void. #artsouls 😘


Definitely #artsouls. Everything you share is such an inspiration to me. I NEED to be more playful. I get to canvas and get so rigid. I’m not sure what changes in me. But I always love looking at your work.

I haven’t been working in my sketchbook as much lately. Mainly focusing on paintings, but it’s been calling to me.

Then I went through my blog to see what pages I have and haven’t shared. I haven’t posted a single spread since 2014! That’s just unacceptable and will be remedied soon.



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If you’re in Atlanta check this out!!!


I have no idea why I exist. I haven’t changed the world or my community in any drastic way. Most of the time I’m nice, and I help out whenever I can.

As with many artists, I think my purpose is to encourage people to see differently. As an abstract artist, the “why” of it all is difficult to…

The curse of creative couples. Bran and I often do the same.

I’ve officially reached the “Oh crap! What have I done?” stage of this painting. Must. Push. Through. #painting #process #art #artishard #bee #snakehead #honeycomb

“I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes—everywhere. Until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor”
— Audre Lorde (via feniceargento)

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