Jan 18, 2012

My Acoustic Strings

Back in the day my mother would blast Lauryn's cassette tape "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."  Yes, cassette tape. I remember listening to her voice and saying " wow", she is amazing. And then once we got cable, I was like "wow" she is beautiful. Growing up, her music followed me and became apart of my life. It's hard to explain how I feel about another artist having being an artist myself. Her words are like how I would describe my brush strokes, they become an extension of me.  I remember the first time I cried listening to "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."  I was pregnant with my first child Raine, and I was sitting on the bus riding to work. "Zion" was on repeat while listening to my ipod. I burst into tears. It felt like hearing her words for the first time in my life. The words resonated in my ears and out came tears of sorrow, joy, and pain.  I thought to myself, could there be anything more beautiful than the loving embrace of mother and child? I knew then that I had to paint Lauryn the way she made me feel inside. And I did.
I will be posting the scan on my website shortly guys, so look for that soon. Until now enjoy the image and go cop you a Lauryn Hill album!!!

Aug 19, 2011

My first born... Raine

Where my mind is today

"I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young."

Jan 27, 2011

Wood you be Mine

Hello everyone. It has definitely been a while since I post anything on my blog. I need to get on it. This is a image I did for Atomic Greeting Cards. I am very pleased with the outcome of the image. It will be posted on my website very soon. So look forward to new and exciting post. I am now working on baby shower an images for my baby shower invitations. Hahah I guess I should post something about that. I am having a baby girl. Enjoy guys!!!

May 29, 2010

The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op | We build art projects and communities

"Adopt a Piggy"

James Dupree, owner of Dupree Studios, participated with the help of others in hosting "Adopt a PIG". Adopt a pig is a Charity sponsored for children with cancer. Each artist was to paint or alter a porcelain bank in the shape of a pig.  Many artist contributed their talents in the efforts to save children from cancer.

Caught In the Rapture Of nature

This painting is a continuation of my seasons series. I finished it in February. It is a depiction of my close friend Erin Capers. I I had a wonderful time painting this.