Mixed Media

learn to let it bend before it breaks.

Text: Say you love me, say you don’t, I can make my own mistakes.  Learn to let it bend before it breaks. –Brandi Carlile – Before It Breaks 

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media



My niece (who thinks I’m a really good artist, which is really sweet) asked me to paint “smile, be happy” on a canvas for her birthday.  I was touched that a 11 year old just wanted my art for her birthday lol.  Which was in October and I just now finished lol… pretty typical for me, actually…

Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor 

alas, my love, you do me wrong. 

Text: Alas, my love, you do me wrong.  – Greensleeves.  

I’ve never listened to it in a non-Christmas fashion until I listened to it from the prospective of a friend who went through an uneccesarily harsh breakup and gosh… what a heartbreaking song.

Medium: Water and apparently glue – I saw a “painting with glue” thing on Pinterest and decided to try it out.  Pretty fun, if you don’t mind your shit looking like a kindergartner did it.  😂


don’t believe the things you tell yourself.

Text: Don’t believe the things you tell yourself so late at night / You are your own worst enemy you’ll never win the fight. – Ingrid Michaleson “Parachute”

Medium: Mixed media 


i’ve been putting out fires all my life.

Text: And I’ve been looking at the stars for a long, long time / I’ve been putting out fires all my life.  – James Blunt “Bonfire Heart”

Medium: Acrylic, Mixed media

Not normally a huge James Blunt fan, but digging this line.


i wear them on my skin.

The thing that I love most about summer break (I taught summer school so I’m technically just starting summer break) is that if I can’t sleep I can stay up as late as I want and doodle all the fuck I want. I hear all the time “teachers have it easy” lol but we NEED these weeks off to recharge after dealing with your children.  At the end of the year a kid told me “you’re just a fat white bi*** who can’t get a man.”  This was a 5th grader.  AND I teach in a “good” school lol.  That’s just the average fifth grader these days… I love my job but I’m going to get as much therapeutic painting in as I can before school starts.

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media

Text: With every hour that passes / I try to tell myself / What I know / That nights are only ashes / Of days gone by burned / Black and broken-Lisa Hannigan “Lo”



Starting a few new projects.  Hamsa hand drawing, mural on pantry door, and patchwork curtains.  I don’t really  sew, so we’ll see how that goes lol.  The wall decals on pantry door will be relocated – not part of the mural.


there are some things that should not be said. 

Medium: Mixed media

Text: There are some things that should not be said.  


but I don’t say a lot of things.

Medium: Mixed media 

Text:  I’ll never say that I’ll never love, but I don’t say a lot things and you my love are gone.  – Ingrid Michaelson “The Chain”


sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood.

Medium: Acrylic, Pastel

Text: Sometimes people leave you, halfway through the wood.  Do not let it grieve you, no one leaves for good.