trisha thompson adams

Cycles

I've been gradually working on larger paintings and offering larger sized prints lately. Tinyartshop started in 2012 as miniatures were a huge interest of mine, and while I still love tiny paintings and will continue to make them, painting larger pieces has been stirring in my heart lately and I've been following the desire to work on a bigger scale. Life is so cyclic and I often go where it wants to take me. In college I worked on a large scale (there were a few pieces that were hard to get in and out of doorways) and I explored going larger and larger. After awhile I reversed and went small, exploring how small I could go (I have a 1x1 inch etching of a tooth). Right now I'm kind of in-between and whatever it is I want to paint (a galaxy, a portrait, anatomy) I let the image decide for me. Usually I can feel if something needs to be smaller or larger, but it's still a process figuring it all out. I'm having fun with it. 

Speaking of going larger, I now have larger prints available in the shop. Floral Anatomy Heart (along with Skeleton and Ribcage) come in 5x7, 8x10 and now 11x14 inches. Eventually I think it'd been fun to get into poster sized prints. There's so many things stirring in me that I'm itching to do, but there's never enough time. Regardless, I'm excited with the new things I've been working on, including this celestial siren I'm painting. She'll eventually have galaxies in her hair. I love her already. 

Afternoon light selfies. I don't know what I'd do without the afternoon light in my studio. It warms my soul and revitalizes me. I feel the same with moonlight, though I don't get to see the moon as easily from my apartment at the moment. My first dorm in college had a large window next to my bed and I always fell asleep by the moonlight and it was one of the most comforting things. I'm starting to go off on a tangent, so I'll end this post with this: I'm thankful for sunlight, for Austin, for feeling the motivation to paint, and for Mondays. Hopefully that will last all week. ;)

Studio Update

It's been abnormally cold in Austin the past few days and I've been drinking green tea from my favorite mug and burning candles in the studio. The heater is also on and Rina is being very cuddly, which is nice aside from the cat hair that keeps getting in my painting. 

I'm working on several paintings at the moment, including this round panel of the Orion Nebula. I've been using a lot of prussian blue lately and it's definitely becoming a favorite. I fall in love with new colors everyday. 

I also just got these pretty lights from Urban Outfitters here and love them so much. They're tiny rosebuds! Eee, they're so pretty. 

I have more nebulae in the works as well as some celestial sirens. I'm excited about it. Updates later! Have a lovely weekend!

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. 

Prints & Things

Hello! These past few weeks I've been packing prints, framing some originals, and cutting out some more zodiac necklaces. Some of these items are already in the shop or will be soon, so check it out! 

I've also discovered pickle flavored popcorn and it's kind of life changing. Well, life changing enough that I can't buy regular popcorn anymore at the grocery store. So, yeah, it's pretty great. 

^ Carina's favorite window. My desk is almost always a mess, but I always leave a spot open for her to lay down. She likes to sit with me when I work. <3

^ Print packing for early holiday orders. Thank you guys! I love packing orders. I handwrite each one. 

^ Some new babes in the shop: Luna, Floral Anatomy Ribcage, and Moonwings

^ Floral Anatomy Ribcage. I love this one dearly. 

^ One framed Ribcage left in the shop! 

The original Texas Palmistry watercolor is available in this lovely white frame. Also, I'm in love with the light shadows in my studio. <3

^ An ink drawing from last year that I recently got framed. You can get this here

I'll be adding some little watercolors in the shop this week as well as have a sale for Black Friday. Hope you all have a lovely week! <3