Last night I had a dream that my Mom (who is turning 50 this year) came over to my house freaking out. I had no idea what was going on and assumed she had killed or left my father, because … Continue reading
For the holidays, I have made it a point to visit as many of my best friends as possible. Last night was a slumber party with 3 of my best friends from Central Washington University. With two of us being … Continue reading
Okay, this piece has been months in the making. As in, months of staring at my materials not knowing what to do with them, mulling over the symbolism behind the materials, etc. Really, it came to me after I bought … Continue reading
After a long week of helping my sister move, babysitting, housesitting, and doing my normal gig with the kiddos who were puking and sugared up messes more than usual, I am so glad to have a day to relax! By … Continue reading
It always fascinates me just how much art reflects the life of the artist at the time the art was created. Right now, I am in a dream-walking course, fighting a cold, prepping for a detox (which means coffee-free for … Continue reading
Less than a year ago, if you would even say “Xacto Knife” to me, I would have flinched. Now, I find myself thanking God there is a way to cut things without struggling with a pair of scissors. My … Continue reading
So lately my single-ness has been bothering me a bit. Perhaps it’s the lack of suitable males in my life, or the fact that I for once in my life don’t really have anyone I am actively crushing on. … Continue reading
As an artist in this beautiful (and often CRAZY) world we live in, it can be tough to put energy into just one project. Especially with the training of multiple mediums we are given in the art institutions we attend, … Continue reading
Today’s shoot was inspired by the upcoming “Arabian Nights” show at Splendoporium Gallery in Portland, Oregon (associated with Art4Life where I work and show my art). I wanted to shoot a self-portrait series as a “Genie” and at the same … Continue reading
So, been super busy lately with the new job (which has been awesome, I love all of the childrens and my coworkers are great, ya know, in the honeymoon phase still but I’m okay with that 🙂 ). But, apart from that doing a lot of restructuring of my life. I’m coming to a pivotal moment where I need to decide if I’m moving on from the past or going to make it become my present. Anyways, that’s cryptic but if you know me well you will know what I’m talking about :P.
As a part of my obsession with change, I have recently decided (in a very spur of the moment decision) to cut bangs. I also am dressing more “Portland” each day… I feel like a Portland Porcelain doll.
And continuing my “Make-over”, I made over my room yet again (I think this is the fourth time since I’ve been home, so a month ish). As many of you know, I am a firm believer (superstitious, really) in feng shui and put wayyy too much energy into my space reflecting my life. But, in my experience, it usually does reflect. So, in that regard I am happy to say I’m really liking how my room looks right now, and am proud to say it reflects where I am at. Hopefully that stays with the major decisions ahead. Here are a few of the areas I worked on, primarily last night.
Oh, and the moral of the story? Treat your whole life like a work of art… and collage the crap out of things!