Day 1
Day 1

Water color, pen and in on paper.

This was a meditation on my room in Andersonville, TN where we stayed for 4 months. The painting is a mixture of anxiety, and depression since I was actively grieving the loss of feeling unloveable. 

Day 2
Day 2

Watercolor on paper

I spent a lot of time around the beautiful Lake Norris while working on paintings. I noticed originally I thought 4 months away from work, and my life in Pittsburgh would create instant bliss. An extended vacation of sorts with my family. What I didn't realize was how much of my past unhealed wounds would resurface in the quiet.

Day 3
Day 3

Watercolor and gouache on paper

 

 

Day 4
Day 4

Watercolor and neutral tint on paper

I discovered neutral tint from the comic artist Simon Hanselmann. I saw his comic Megg and Mogg on depression and fell in love with the coloring and his work! When I emailed him to find out what paints he used he was incredibly gracious and helpful.

Neutral tint is a mainstay in my art supplies. 

Day 5
Day 5

Watercolor, gouache and pen and ink on paper 

 

 

Day 6
Day 6

Watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic 

By day 6 I was getting extremely frustrated and realized I did not know what to paint. This painting felt belabored, false and I had a hard time not reworking it a million times. I finally just let go and let it be what it was a bad painting. 

Day 7
Day 7

Whittled boat from found driftwood

Since we were right across from Lake Norris I would walk there multiple times a day and collect driftwood. I found myself one day being extremely ecstatic about the idea of whittling. This is my second attempt at carving a boat. 

Day 8
Day 8

Watercolor on paper

Day 9
Day 9

Driftwood I carved the words “I love the way again in stillness, in isolation welcoming all things.” 

Most of my days were spent painting, walking Kota (our husky) and creating art. I wanted to meld all of these things together. Since playing fetch was such a big part of our day I loved the idea of carving a stick Kota used for play. I filmed him bringing it back.

Day 11
Day 11

Gouache on paper

This painting is very near and dear to my heart. Growing up I spent a lot of time hiding in the woods, trees and nature. It is a meditation on feeling safe. I imagined this girl curled up in tall grass able to hear all sounds around her but being safe from predators. There is no pressure to smile or be anything other than a fluid, awake human being. 

Day 12
Day 12

Nuetral Tint on paper

Day 13
Day 13

Watercolor on paper

This is one of the first paintings I did when we moved to TN. Since we moved there in January everything was stark and the lighting was a gorgeous blue gray color. 

Day 14
Day 14

Watercolor on paper

 

Day 15
Day 15

Watercolor on paper 

I've always wished I could be an abstract painter since the majority of my work is very personal and stirs up very uncomfortable emotions.

Day 16
Day 16

Watercolor, colored pencil on paper 

For sale in the shop.

 

Day 17
Day 17

Watercolor on paper 

This painting is actually on the back of Day 16's. I loved the idea of framing a painting and having a completely finished one hidden on the back. It is for sale in my shop

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Day 18

Photo 

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Day 1

Water color, pen and in on paper.

This was a meditation on my room in Andersonville, TN where we stayed for 4 months. The painting is a mixture of anxiety, and depression since I was actively grieving the loss of feeling unloveable. 

Day 2

Watercolor on paper

I spent a lot of time around the beautiful Lake Norris while working on paintings. I noticed originally I thought 4 months away from work, and my life in Pittsburgh would create instant bliss. An extended vacation of sorts with my family. What I didn't realize was how much of my past unhealed wounds would resurface in the quiet.

Day 3

Watercolor and gouache on paper

 

 

Day 4

Watercolor and neutral tint on paper

I discovered neutral tint from the comic artist Simon Hanselmann. I saw his comic Megg and Mogg on depression and fell in love with the coloring and his work! When I emailed him to find out what paints he used he was incredibly gracious and helpful.

Neutral tint is a mainstay in my art supplies. 

Day 5

Watercolor, gouache and pen and ink on paper 

 

 

Day 6

Watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic 

By day 6 I was getting extremely frustrated and realized I did not know what to paint. This painting felt belabored, false and I had a hard time not reworking it a million times. I finally just let go and let it be what it was a bad painting. 

Day 7

Whittled boat from found driftwood

Since we were right across from Lake Norris I would walk there multiple times a day and collect driftwood. I found myself one day being extremely ecstatic about the idea of whittling. This is my second attempt at carving a boat. 

Day 8

Watercolor on paper

Day 9

Driftwood I carved the words “I love the way again in stillness, in isolation welcoming all things.” 

Most of my days were spent painting, walking Kota (our husky) and creating art. I wanted to meld all of these things together. Since playing fetch was such a big part of our day I loved the idea of carving a stick Kota used for play. I filmed him bringing it back.

Day 11

Gouache on paper

This painting is very near and dear to my heart. Growing up I spent a lot of time hiding in the woods, trees and nature. It is a meditation on feeling safe. I imagined this girl curled up in tall grass able to hear all sounds around her but being safe from predators. There is no pressure to smile or be anything other than a fluid, awake human being. 

Day 12

Nuetral Tint on paper

Day 13

Watercolor on paper

This is one of the first paintings I did when we moved to TN. Since we moved there in January everything was stark and the lighting was a gorgeous blue gray color. 

Day 14

Watercolor on paper

 

Day 15

Watercolor on paper 

I've always wished I could be an abstract painter since the majority of my work is very personal and stirs up very uncomfortable emotions.

Day 16

Watercolor, colored pencil on paper 

For sale in the shop.

 

Day 17

Watercolor on paper 

This painting is actually on the back of Day 16's. I loved the idea of framing a painting and having a completely finished one hidden on the back. It is for sale in my shop

Day 18

Photo 

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