Painting large is my favorite! I feel like I could walk right inside my work. 🙌🏼
•”Entwine 2 series”
•acrylics on canvas
•44 x 70”
1372623 hours ago
Painting flowers is pure #balance for my soul 🧘♀️🌸🎨🌻 Ihr Lieben, von diesen Bildern wird es einige auf dem nächsten Kunstmarkt zu kaufen geben - auf dem ich im Oktober ausstelle. Blumenbilder im Herbst🤔? Wenn’s nach mir geht gern auch das ganze Jahr 🤷🏼♀️😍
10x10 inches on wood panel ' Quiet Refuge' This painting plus many more will be available in November as part of the handmade holiday event on Facebook. (Link to event in profile). ❤️💕
4361610:55 AM Nov 8, 2018
New to my Etsy shop today and included in my shop sale....11x14 inches on wood panel 'Safe Passage' ❤️🐳🐋 SOLD Thank you ❤️
3482810:50 AM Dec 3, 2018
A LONG READ.....1 year ago this month I decided to change my mindset and build an art brand while brainstorming over a name for my little squares of alcohol ink and resin. I came up with the name MOD Minis. Since that day I’ve focused passionately on my love for art and more importantly, the business behind it. Within a few months I left my old job behind and started working solely on my creative self. People ask me all the time how to build an online brand (organically) and sell. The truth is there are many components to making it work (even though I’m far behind many others on this platform) however I can tell you a few things that are necessary to grow and prosper. So while I’m working on my next e-course about just that, here are a few things to consider.
1. BE GENUINE. People can sniff out a fake a mile away. I’ve been around long enough to know (yes I’m almost 50) that how you carry yourself goes A LONG WAY. So just be YOU. People want to know the real human behind the name, not some phoney. Building relationships with people is what it’s all about. 2. STAY PROFESSIONAL. I’m sorry folks but if you’re going to be on social media then you need to remain calm and think twice about how you react to comments. Like a little black dress - stay classy and sophisticated. There are a lot of negative people on the internet but no matter what, ignore or remain kind. Life’s too short.
3. SHARE. This one is hard for many because people are so afraid that if they share a technique or two, they won’t succeed, yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m not saying you should give it all away (no artist should do that) but so many other opportunities will open up for you when you do.
4. BE CONSISTENT. Like anything, the daily grind is what counts. Success never happens overnight. When someone tells me I’m so lucky to stay home and do art all day, I just roll my eyes.🙄They have absolutely no idea the hard work that goes into “art”. Which leads me to the last tip.
5. DON’T GIVE UP. Seriously, I’ve loved art for as long as I can remember yet I always put it aside for a ‘real job’. It took me years to realize my that my passion should be my job - SO HELL YA TO ART!!
277722312:52 AM Nov 3, 2018
16x20 inches on wood panel....This painting plus many more will be available soon as part of the handmade holiday event on Facebook. (Link to event in profile). ❤️💕
Lately I feel like I'm getting a PhD in feeling the feelings.
I'm learning to see all the ways that I shut off and shut down.
I'm noticing the survival responses and when I can and can't connect to what I feel.
I'm reading about Attachment Theory and the role of parents - to attune to children's emotions and how children aren't capable of handling certain emotions alone.
I'm seeing how I have to sit and connect to what I'm actually feeling in order for the work, the paintings to go where they need to go.
I'm seeing the ways that I withdraw in relationship to try to protect myself.
I'm listening to Dr. Gabor Mate and his articulation of the obviousness of how childhood trauma manifests.
And I'm seeing how profound a role compassion plays in EVERYTHING when I can get there. When the feelings are let to be just what they are, without anything to change and anything to fix.
It's at the heart of what my work has been about all along.