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Grateful to be featured alongside some awesome artists in the ‘Feel Good’ issue by @candyflossmag 🍬

Candy Floss asked artists to write a blurb about things that make us feel good. During that time I was in a place that was very much the opposite of feeling good. But I was still able to recognize things that make me happy. A few things I listed: Tula 🐕(@tulathegreat), my Girl Gang 💓, listening to @myfavoritemurder, wild sunsets, the ocean 🌊...

This issue reminded of a long stretch of time where my artwork used to be really somber, and now I just want to make work that’s vibrant and brings me and others joy. ☺️

Also: that little white fluff ball is my sweet baby angel, Jonah 👼🏼😻
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It’s her birthday and she’ll wear a flower crown if she wants to. 🌸 👑

🌼🌺 thank you so much to @ajewelbee for making this gorgeous custom flower crown for Tula’s mural portrait last year. It was so beautiful and it will live on forever in the @blickartmaterials Philly mural.

And happy 2nd birthday to my sweet Tootie 🐕 🥳 @tulathegreat !! Now I need to figure out how to make a doggo cake for a food allergy queen on a hydrolyzed protein diet 🤦🏻‍♀️ #spoiledpup
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Some more mural flower details 🌸 🌺 💐 🌹

If you want to try your hand at painting flowers, I’m teaching a daytime virtual floral painting and techniques class with The Art Center at Ambler. 🎨 If you have questions, you can shoot me a message or drop them below.

Sign up through the link in my bio or visit: @artcenteratambler
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Perfectly timed for spring, I’m teaching a virtual floral painting class with @artcenteratambler starting April 14th. This is a 4 session class on Wednesdays from 1-3pm. You can sign up at the link in my bio or head on over to their site.

I have a few other class partnerships coming up, so stay tuned! 🌸
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Worked my brain on this big ‘ol pear a few weeks back from @curio.lancaster’s Sketch Club 🍐 @curio.sketchclub ...

I’ve taken a break from sharing here for a whole month 😳 Every few days I have a plan to come back, and I bail. Social media can be a huge source of anxiety for me. So here’s an appropriate throwback of me literally walking away 😂

I wish I heard rustling palms and felt a warm sea breeze, but the reality is it was below 30 this morning. It’s supposed to hit 70 degrees this week before it snows again ... so I’m seriously considering taking my paddle board out. I realize the water is ice 🧊 🥶

This will be a good / better week. 🌞
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Lucid Dreaming. 11x14 Prints available 💓 Shop my Instagram or DM me xo ...

Sad girl lippie detail in progress. That white whisker is long gone so I’m glad I was able to commemorate it in this mural 🥰 ...

🌴 Needed some tropic vibes on this freezing winter day. So, I’m painting some vibrant palms with a habanero piña colada. I’ll almost never turn down a piña colada but I doubt I could handle a frozen one today 🥶😂 Thanks @wildbasinhardseltzer for giving me what I want 🙌

Idk what this little painting is, but I’m just goin’ for it. Cheers to Friyay!
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There was a lot of pressure around this one 😬 Here’s the work in progress start of @tulathegreat ...

If you’ve wondered why I haven’t painted Tula yet ... I have ... months ago 😬. She’s about 9’ in a mural and I’ve been waiting for photos from a shoot that is now scheduled for February.

Might as well post the process! Here are some of Tootie’s colors 🥰

Mural tip: if you’re mixing colors in bulk, takeout containers work great. Also, mixing paint for murals is messy as hell - cover everything. I like to put down a white surface to mix over, so you can really see your colors and test out some paint swatches.
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Holy shit that was a big denim shirt. Flashback to 2013 with the original Instagram filters and lousy quality photos 🙃 ...

Last week’s virtual sketch club with @curio.lancaster 🖤

I haven’t really sat down to draw or opened a sketchbook in an embarrassingly long time. I was a little rusty, and way too ambitious to try to tackle this entire still life with multiple perspectives 😆 but I got through it.

Looking forward to tonight’s session! I’m going in with less expectations for myself and a willingness to get funky and free.

Unrelated to this drawing, it feels sunnier than usual this morning 🇺🇸🙌
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Watercolor homework + Fruity Sangria = Sunday Funday @wildbasinhardseltzer @oskarblues ...

We’re ready for our watercolor class tonight with @ginaaltadonna and @mainlineartcenter!

I’ve been a longtime fan of Gina’s work so I felt really lucky when I saw she was teaching this class. (Go check out her work!) Watercolors are scary to me so I never used them, so I think this will be good for my art soul. 🎨

(And thanks @k_ryan_art for the watercolor paper!)
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I know her! ☺️ I snagged this photo from @katerinaspopova 💓 Can’t wait to get my own copy and see the latest issue of @createmagazine in print!

Ginger Rudolph from @hahamag curated this issue and I’m honored to have a featured interview. There are so many great artists in this issue (#23) that I either know personally or have been stalking 😆. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏!!!

Featured photo by the amazing @beaumondeoriginals
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In progress throwback to this owl eye mask 🦉

16x20 prints are available of this in my shop!
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We’re in hibernation mode 😂, but I’m ready to get some new work up on those blank walls. ...

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