Lessons Learned

Last week, a commission I had been working on fell through. The client and I had been going back and forth for quite a while, and when it came to showing them the completed work, they were still not happy. Rather than continue going back and forth we decided to bring the project to an…

Work in Progress: Elephant Hamsa

Hamsas are very meaningful and important symbols for me. The hamsa is an ancient┬ásymbol that is found in many different religious cultures. One of the most common beliefs is that this image is protective, warding off evil intentions and evil spirits, but it can also be a symbol of blessing; welcoming good intentions and good…

Work in Progress: Commissioned Portrait

This piece is a commissioned portrait that will ultimately be done in the style of my Three Sisters series. When I did the Three Sisters,I was playing with non-traditional┬ácoloring and the main focus of the pieces that stand out were theflowing locks of hair. What I was after was something a little whimsical and fun,…

Work in progress: Hamsa

A couple of months ago, I started this piece always with thee intention of quilling it but other pieces happened and I set it aside to work on later. After sitting with it for several weeks, I started to wonder if maybe I wanted to quill it at all since the painting was really bright…