- Acrylic paint and colored pencil on 1 1/2" deep wood panel
- Measures 10x10"
- White painted edges
- Ready to hang with wire on the back
This is an original painting. There is only one!
It turns out this painting was a foreshadowing of the evening to come... I had no idea why this phrase popped into my mind while painting this one, but I went with it. Baby G had been going to bed pretty easily recently for the most part, but on this night it was a different story. I’d been keeping my cool better than usual, but on this night something in me shook loose and the tears poured out. I know this won’t last forever and I just have to ride the storm and stay calm as best I can, but getting babies to sleep is literally one of the most anxiety-producing things I’ve ever had to learn how to do. It was that way with C, and now it’s that way with G. One day she will sleep through the night reliably. One day I’ll look back on all this with fondness and bittersweetness, I’m sure, and the rose colored hazy fog that comes with time and distance will cloud and shape-shift this sleep-deprived time I’m in now into wistful, happy memories... time is funny like that sometimes. (Here's the full message I wrote when I painted it.)
My life changed dramatically in August 2018 when my husband suddenly died and then again in January 2019 when my baby girl was born. Creating nearly daily art has been one of the main ways I've tuned in to my feelings and to myself as I've moved forward. Sharing the art that I've been making and the messages I've been giving to myself has been a powerfully healing part of my journey, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to share my images and thoughts with you.
All products are packaged with care and shipped from my Portland, OR studio (with the exception of iPhone cases, which will be shipped directly to you from the manufacturer, separately from any other items you've ordered).
Prints are signed and dated, packaged in a plastic sleeve with cardboard backing, shipped in a bend-proof mailer.
Original paintings are wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged carefully to prevent damage.
Your order will be shipped via USPS.
Every piece of art and every product that I make begins with an intention to connect with my intuition and with myself. Who am I today, and what do I need? Making art smooths out life’s rough edges and helps me make sense of all the complex feelings and experiences that are part of being human. Creating helps me find joy, acceptance, and gratitude. It is a balm for my soul, and I hope the things I make will feel like a balm for yours, too.
Whether it is a piece of wall art for your home that I created using paint, markers, and colored pencils, a deck of animal totem oracle cards, a bright, patterned iPhone case, or a hand-drawn greeting card — every single product that I sell is made with heart. Most products are made right here in my studio in Portland, OR.
My work is created both traditionally and digitally; my favorite materials and tools include acrylic paint, gouache, colored pencils, paint markers, wood panels, fabric, my computer, and my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I also sometimes use fun things like glitter, resin, and sequins!