Here’s one of my favorite things about myself: I don’t work fast. There are many times throughout the day that I catch myself being frustrated with the speed of my work, always feeling behind, and wishing it could go more quickly, wishing I could produce more, design more, create more, BE more- and being jealous of others who cultivate the appearance of constant productivity. Sometimes I so badly wish I could just rush through something, instead of laboring over every little imperfection. Sometimes I wish I could make everybody happy all the time and have restocks every day. But then, when things are finally finished and I look at what I’ve made, I realize how grateful I am for my slow pace and meticulously detailed process.
I’ve been so proud of and excited about my work lately, guys. It’s not fast, and sometimes the process is completely disorganized and messy- but the end result is always high quality, polished, and put-together. It could never be anything but, because it IS me, in a strange way. And I love that! 💛
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Inner peace ✌︎
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For the mom who slays everyday, get her some luxe ceramics for her everyday. Goes well with flowers, coffee, lemonade and wine. Mom’s choice. #mothersdaygiftguide
Inspired by the Canadian Rockies and the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen, this custom masterpiece fit perfectly in its home 💙 Thank you for the trust and support in bringing this beautiful work of art to life! Your egg shell donations made all the difference 😉 @stevebbbeee & @susanneblanc
When we all fall asleep, where do we go?
Alright here we go. I give you all my submission to the #billiexadobe#contest . Below you’ll find a walk through of how I created this piece using watercolor and @photoshop !
Image 1: Final result. See below.
Image 2: Billie’s required inspiration image.
Image 3: I printed her image, traced the shapes and started just doodling on the page. My plan was to make the entire piece eyeballs, but the inspiration faded pretty early on so I kept filling in shapes in whatever way felt right.
Image 4: I scanned the painted image and brought it into photoshop. I dropped in a new background and added a dodge/burn layer to add contrast.
Image 5: I ran a filter over the image to give it the texture of an oil painting, smoothed out some lines and sharpened the edges.
Image 1: My final result. I added a spherize filter as well as a twirl filter to give the impression that the image is being pulled towards the center, perhaps by a black hole.
My dream state is constantly changing with each night of sleep, but for me one thing seems to be consistent. I always dream of things that are possible in life, and my dreams are always inspired by the type of day I had. I tend to daydream a lot as well about things like space and our existence within it. Also, in celebration of the first photo of a black hole being captured recently, I wanted to use that as an inspiring element for my piece. The eyes were also all inspired by real existing creatures, and of course the whole image was inspired by Billie’s existing piece. (I was also watched American Horror Story the entire time I worked on this, so that may have played a small part as well 😂.) ‘Twas a long night spent on this one, but worth every bit of my creative energy 🎨
🐝🐝 Who wants this last honeycomb towel?! Head to my "Flash Sale" highlight on my profile to grab it! Only one left!! 💛🖤
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A quick little plant painting I did the other day, these are so fun to do and I love all the colors in it! 😍 For those of you in the #Baltimore area, you’ll find this painting and so many more fun things at @charmcitycraftmafia#pileofcraft this Saturday! Stop by and say hi if you’re around, I’d love to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones! 🥰
It’s gonna be a great weekend! Why?
1. It’s my birthday! 🎈
2. It’s a long weekend
3. I get to see the finish pieces of my new #harpercroptop pattern, which will be released next week!
So my gift to you: 20% off the entire shop all weekend with code APRIL182019. Yay! 🎉
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She is tender.
She is fierce.
She builds life in her bones.
She is a mother.
Okay, you guys, be GENTLE with me.
I’ve had this idea in my head for months, wanting to capture the raw and exquisite form of a woman with child, and my brain wasn’t going to let me rest until I put her on paper. I confess I was so eager to get her OUT of my head that I rushed it a bit, and will probably do another silhouette again in the future - maybe even my own! 🤰🏼
My hat is off to the Queens of portraiture:
These women are the REAL DEAL, and if possible I have even more respect for their craft after attempting to capture the female form and those endless details that bring a painting to LIFE.
I thought it would be fun to spread a little love today, and so I invite you to share some of your favorite accounts with me so I can add to my list of inspiring artists. #rosaliegwenpaperie
Sandy Island Beach, 6x6 acrylic on cradled wood panel. Sold📍
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Hello friends! Exciting things are happening in my little studio in Chicago! If you are a fellow creative...you’ll want to stay tuned. If your an art lover or collector, I’ve got you covered too! Announcement on Monday!