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Self Expression and Self Love

Self Expression and Self Love

My entire life has been spent with creative materials in hand. I've always turned to the art of making when I needed a little extra in my life.  In the privacy of my notebooks I could experiment with words, lines, and color. There weren't any rules, no judgement, no expectations. Just wide open spaces for possibilites. I could be angry, I could be beautiful, I could just be.  Twenty years ago I packed a backpack, hopped a train, and moved west to Alaska (from Maine). I was young, broke, and filled with holes from my youth and adolescence. Only a...

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Evolve

Evolve

  I took the time to paint a self portrait of sorts. It's a mash up of my logo and a photo that the very talented Cody James Barry took of me serveral years ago when he was first starting his photography career. Man, has he evolved into a magical photographer! You should seriously go check out his website (I'll put a link at the bottom). Anyway, the process of painting this self portrait really made me think of my own evolution, not just as an artist, but as a human.  It's easy to sit idle, doing the same thing, staying in your...

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