- 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
Snake. Shedding. At the time I painted this it had been 14 months exactly since Ryan died. 14 months. It’s incredible what’s changed since then, internally and externally. This time in my life is meant to teach me a heck of a lot, I know that. A friend wrote to me recently on Facebook that I seem to just show up no matter what; that I’ve been through unimaginable things and that I continue to just show up, for myself and for others. And I thought about that, and I wondered if it was true, and I think that it is. I think I can own that. I want to get the most out of being here on Earth. I want to get as close as I can to being the person my soul is meant to be in this life, shedding as much of the junk that I don’t need, that’s getting in my way, as I go. I’m shedding beliefs about myself. Beliefs about other people. Beliefs about what I’m capable of. Beliefs about what I deserve. I’m changing my ideas about what I want, what’s the most important, how and who I want to be. Everything is new. It’s a gift. I know I will look back on right now years in the future and marvel at where I stood, who I was. I’m doing it. I’m showing up. I’m here. I’m fucking up and I’m fixing it. I’m taking a couple steps forward and then another one back. I’m learning and growing and shifting and being. What a weird life this is. Weird and beautiful and horrible and precious all wrapped up in one, all happening simultaneously sometimes... usually, actually. Maybe. Heartbreak and falling in love. Pain and gratitude. Beauty and suffering. All at once, right now. All at once. (Here's the 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!