Artist of the Day: Paul Vézelay (1892-1984). In many of her works, Vézelay’s abstract imagery, such as floating quasi-biomorphic shapes, was outside the main characteristics of the constructivist approach. She had a lifelong aim of creating works which were "pleasing and happy” – not terms generally associated with Constructivism. Image: Pennons, 1958 (textile), Vezelay, Paule (1892-1984) / Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, UK
Hi my loves! A little update since I’ve been kind of MIA the last few days.. 🖤
ONE — The wholesale order for @shackpalacerituals is really starting to come together! 🤗 Which is so very exciting because soon you will be able to shop a handful of my pieces in their dreamy shop in Australia 🖤
TWO — The large commissioned vases I created for @wevebeenherebefore are drying and starting to turn white, so I’ll know soon which one(s) @kit_king and @oda.paints pick for their beautiful home 🤗
THREE — I’ve got a handful of new hand lettered fonts in the works 🤗 THINK: brush fonts, another typewriter (with lowercase), serif, and sans serif!! Also some illustration sets and other goodies & I am sooo so excited about these! 🤩
FOUR — A complete shop overhaul and update is in the works for my ceramics! THINK: lighter, more white and gold pieces, artistic, spring, organic, earthiness, lots more textures and speckles 🤓 vases, and of course, MAGIC 🙌🏼 I’ll begin sharing more pieces to that update with you very soon. But, in the meantime, please enjoy this hand carved Talisman piece 🤩
This piece is based on an original illustration by Mel Volkman (2017), The Mind's Eye Talisman is sculpted and glazed by hand with a beautiful white glaze. The crescent moon is then glazed delicately by hand with real, genuine 22k gold and placed into the kiln for a third firing 💫
This Talisman welcomes clarity, mindfulness, and positive energy into your space. The perfect home for tiny pieces of jewelry, palo santo, smudge stick, paper weight, or simply decor. This unique piece of art is sure to add a touch of magic to your space! 🖤
PS. This little one is the exact piece from the carved process shots I shared last Summer (swipe). The small batch of these are sold out but a new batch will be included in my upcoming shop update — same for the black and gold 🖤
The ugly phase. Relationships. Life. Friendships. Work. Art.
Every piece of art I create goes through this. The ugly phase used to stop me in my tracks. It would be so easy to look over and see a new and shiny canvas sitting in the corner of my studio and be tempted to quit the one I was working on and just start over. There were times, I must admit, that I would do just that. Only for that "new" painting to once again hit its own ugly phase.
It wasn't until I learned that it's natural for my pieces to go through that phase, did I realize the beauty that was on the other side waiting to be exposed. Typically, right as I was wanting to throw in the towel, a spark of beauty would reveal itself through the yuck and then the magic would start to happen. As I learned to stop trying to force it to happen, to trust the process, and to trust myself and the talents the good Lord has given me, magic happened.
This big ole canvas and I have been fighting this week and he has had *lots* of ugly phases, but I know the end piece will be one of beauty with so many stories building up with each layer.
I've had a lot of conversations with friends recently that have reminded me of this truth. Sweet friend, if you are in the process of an ugly phase, whether it's a relationship, friendship, work project, or just a season of life in general -- can I encourage you to lean in and trust that the breakthrough is coming? The spark of beauty that will lead to moments of magic is coming. Each layer of ugly is building up that much more potential for depth and beauty; each with its own story to tell as they come together for one overall picture of beauty. Beauty from chaos, beauty from the unexpected, beauty from persevering and not moving on to what's new and shiny. Never forget, "severe" is at the heart of "persevere". As you suffer through the ugly phase, remember that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:4)
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#wbw Once upon an Art Basel, 5 ninja friends sat at a very tiny table, in the middle of a very dark bar, contemplating life and rode the crazy bus all the way to weirdo town. This piece remains unfinished, No Title, abstract in acrylic on canvas. #artlife#ninjas#cornerbar#miami#artbasel
Scotland is Moody ... atmospheric, beautiful, and kind (or rather it’s people are...) #scotland#edinburgh
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Jean-Michel Basquiat // Untitled (1982) at the @fondationlv // I was listening to an old @joerogan podcast this week, just after the record breaking auction of this Basquiat work. Hearing him talk about this masterpiece is hilarious - “why are they playing naughts and crosses on his head”, “it looks like something my kid would do and I would pretend it’s great but secretly I want it off the fridge”, “the right corner looks like he made a mistake and gave up trying to cover it” 😂. Photo by @gptaylor_#jeanmichelbasquiat