studio

New Studio, a Siren, and a Nebula Print!

I've been a little MIA lately and that's mostly due to the fact I packed things up and moved to a larger studio. I'm so excited to have more space, light, and the sweetest little balcony. It's still a little too chilly, but I'm really looking forward to bringing my oils outside and painting in the sunshine.

This space is only temporary since we will be moving this summer, but for the moment it's nice to enjoy all the new places we've been able to visit/live. 

Scanned version of one of my sirens. I have several in progress atm, and I can't wait to see how each piece will emerge into it's own being. One of my favorite things about painting is the process of layering. Each layer brings with it new depth, life, and mistakes, which results in this new creation that has so much energy to it. It's the reason I love painting so much.

Also wanted to mention I now have Orion Nebula prints in my shop. I love the crispness and color in these prints; they turned out incredibly lovely. Painting galaxies and nebulae has proven to be a very spiritual and calming experience. 

I'm painting and packing prints in the studio today. Hope you all have a fulfilling and wonderful week!

Dreams & Things

I've had some pretty vivid dreams lately. Two of these include my cat running away, and another where I found a secret cave inside my tooth. Weird. I think my dreams get weirder and more vivid when I'm cold and/or stressed. In college I based my senior project on weird dreams I was having at the time. Perhaps I need to brush up on symbols and meanings within dreams; I'm pretty fascinated with this stuff. 

In other news, the holidays are coming up and I'll be visiting my sweet city of OKC soon. I'll keep most items available in the shop during my vacay, including these little original watercolors from my 366 Sketchbook project. Most of the pieces from this series is sold out, but I have a handful left! 

And of course, you can find prints and other things in my shop. Hope you all have a lovely holiday! I've been enjoying them so far in Austin, and I'm excited to continue celebrating in my hometown (OKC) soon. 

Lately +

Hola everyone, apologizes for being MIA lately. We recently moved from Galveston to Austin and I'm slowly getting back into my normal schedule. But here's a quick little update:

^^ One of the last sunsets from our loft in Galveston.

^^ Packing things up in Galveston.

^^ Unpacking things in Austin.

^^ Pretty rainbow reflections from my window.

^^ New prints of Floral Anatomy Ribcage will be in the shop this week <3

Thats all I can think of now. Oh, I gave my website a little facelift. Wanted it a little cleaner and easier to navigate.

Have a lovely week!

Galaxy Girls + Other Things

So I finally got around to taking pictures of Luna. I decided to give her a night sky, which most my girls will have since they are badass galaxy gals. Anyway, I kind of love her. 

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^^ Some recent paintings from this year, minus a few. Much more to come!

^^ These prints are up in the shop! Texas Palmistry and Celestial Mermaid

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^^ Some recent "Rinagrams". Haha, not sure if that's a thing now but I kind of like it. If you haven't noticed, she really really likes my desk. Lucky for me she doesn't step in any of my paintings. She's a good kitty :)

I'll be in the studio hardcore for the next couple weeks since I have some fun things that need finishing. ;) Have a lovely weekend!

Stormy Studio Day

I'm pretty high on life right now…or maybe it's from the smell of pot coming through the vents of my next door neighbor. Either way, today feels good. It's been drizzling & down pouring all day and I've been sitting on the floor in my studio with the lights turned off and the windows open. I've been cutting matte boards and packing prints all day which is pretty soothing really. It's one of those things where doing something so repetitive can cause you to drift into this tranquil trance and everything just feels calm and good. Plus I've put Pandora on 90s all day and it's putting me in a happy place. Anyhoo, here's what I've been doing all day...

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^^ Sorting through my desk mess. I'm trimming etchings and packing prints for some shops. I also have some marked down prints + originals in my shop for my summer sale (plus free shipping with code SOLSTICESALE ). 

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^^ It has literally been raining all day and I love it. 

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^^ Rina is "helping" me cut matte board. Actually she didn't stay here long…as soon as it started thundering she hid under the coffee table. This girl is afraid of so little, but thunder…that's another story.

Anyway, hope you all are having a good week! Hoping to go to Houston this weekend and also looking forward to the 4th of July on this island (and hoping the seaweed clears out because the beaches are such a mess right now).