A Day in Manhattan

A Day in Manhattan

My Dad is from and lives in Southern California and I only get to see him a couple times a year. When he let me know that he was going to be in Manhattan for a bit I knew I had to make it happen. Some might question whether visiting any place for only a day was even worth it. The answer is, even if it wasn’t to see my…

The Starving Artist Persona is Flawed

The Starving Artist Persona is Flawed

Somewhere along the line, when we were growing up, we were told that only tortured souls made good artists. We were told that our art is not as great as those of artists that have fallen down the spiral of alcoholism due to their passion. The artist that refuses to paint anything because he’ll never create anything as good as what is in his head is called a genius. We say…

Wild Woman

Wild Woman

Renee and I have been meaning to get together and take photos for a long time, but I actually first met Renee when I was in college. I was in Painting and she came in and introduced herself to the whole class. I didn’t get to interact with her much then, but I remember being drawn to her energy. We started following each other on Instagram and I fell in…

Baltimore Murals!

Baltimore Murals!

Baltimore is full of art and color! You may already be familiar with my work with Mary England, self-love extraordinaire, but driving around the city and taking photos with gorgeous wall paintings is super fun. The fun part is, you can have images taken of yourself and the entire mural or we can pick details of the mural and use that as backdrop! There is only limited bookings available for this…

Solo Travel to Ireland

Solo Travel to Ireland

I went to Ireland by myself and didn’t die! Traveling solo has been a goal of mine for some time now. It is the ultimate “I do whatever I want” and such a confidence booster. I finally got the chance when I traveled to Dublin, Ireland in early May. To be honest, I was nervous the last few days leading up to it and I got off the plane, caught…

How creating art helps you grieve.

How creating art helps you grieve.

This last week I lost a person that I spent three years with. We did break up and were not the best of friends after, but I always said that over time, we would be able to talk again. He died on April 20th at 9am. I have done a lot of grieving and gone through the being upset and crying and then angry again. I did do the normal…

Easy ways to waste less.

Easy ways to waste less.

The zero waste phenomenon has been extremely interesting to me lately. While I am not zero waste, I am currently working on limiting my footprint as much as I can. For awhile I felt bad for not starting sooner, but I realized that I did not fully understand the immensity of the problem and reducing waste seems like something that would be too much of pain to do or wouldn’t…

How to create performance art?

How to create performance art?

Performance art is one of my favorite genres of art. There is something so amazing about being able to not only express your idea in physical form, but to become the art piece.  Performance art, not to be confused with the performing arts, such as theater, is the use of one’s body to create art within a designated amount of time. I particularly love performance art because there is no other feeling like…

Art and Technology: Using the Creative Process to Heal.

Art and Technology: Using the Creative Process to Heal.

A few weeks ago, I got invited to go to an artist talk of a friend from college. The description of her project immediately caught my attention, where the summary mentioned using technology combined with meditation to create art.  Amazing right? What if it was feasible to draw without the use of your hands? Cynthia O’neill, really embodies what passion for a project is. Through her lecture at Open Works…

Everything Glitters: A Retrospective.

Everything Glitters: A Retrospective.

You might know by now that I was playing with glitter and confetti these last two months. I can tell you, my apartment will never be the same…and I am glad. Shooting the Glitter Me set was a blast. I love working with materials, and when I explore something, I go full out. I started with the idea that I would do simple looks as well as intense, all over…