a look at painting practice

this little corner of the site is mostly things that make me happy, inspire my studio practice, and a collection of photos. there will be typos and maybe not a good writing flow. i’m cool with making mistakes. don’t @ me.
I’M SO HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!!!


IMG_1994.jpg

i’ve started a new project this year — painting!
even though i went to art school and stuff, i find painting SUPER intimidating. idk if it’s that i get scared it will look like a ‘child’ made it, reminds me of art history, or the fact that i’m using like $4 paints, but it really really scares me. and for one of the first times in my business, i was afraid to be vulnerable showing my work.

IMG_1975.JPG
IMG_2096.JPG
IMG_1993.JPG

the practice of painting has been in a word - therapeutic. i’m able to turn my brain off and really feel my way through being creative. that can be difficult when designing greeting cards, because i gotta think about ‘hmm what customer is this serving?’ or ‘what’s another word for happy?’.

it’s been such a beautiful experience to get back to my fine art roots, while seeing how the work is informing my digital design of cards and prints. and also just keeping things simple and dreaming up landscapes, shapes, and colors that make me happy.

the original painting!

the original painting!

the card inspired by it!

the card inspired by it!

i have called the project ‘painting practice’ and tagged all photos on ig with #abpaintingpractice, because that’s what it is all about! this is a completely new medium for me, and i’m sure my forms and shapes will evolve, but i’m so grateful and proud of what’s been flowing out right now and living in my painting present.

and just in case you’re interested,
you can purchase your own original painting practice piece here! (:

THANK YOU FOR READING AND FOR BEING HERE!