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 

there are some things that should not be said. 

Medium: Mixed media

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


Apparently So


Apparently so.
And here I sit,
now, at my highest weight,
feeling the judgment…

is it my imagination of these vibes,
or my own disappointment in myself?

I am unsure.


I Want To Change The World, Instead I Sleep

keep breathing
Acrylic, Mixed Media

I want to change the world
Instead I sleep
All that I know is I’m breathing.
-Ingrid Michaelson, “Keep Breathing”

Pretty sure at one point of my life I listened to this song on repeat for about 3 months.  Also, maybe I need to make a separate category for my stuff instead of just lumping everything under my “mixed media” page like a lazy bum.


For All My Sweat, My Blood Runs Weak

below my feet

Acrylic, (textured background is from using a cotton ball)

Keep the earth below my feet
For all my sweat, my blood runs weak.
-Mumford & Sons, “Below My Feet”


Death Is A Part Of Everything That Lives

Mixed Media

Death is a part of everything that lives.
-Zeddicus Zu’l Zoranders, Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

At face value I suppose this quote may seem rather depressing, but as someone that struggles with the concept of death (other people’s – not my own), I found the idea of death being a necessary part of life and its certainty somehow comforting.


Don’t Let Me Ruin Me

Mixed Media

Seek me out
Look at, look at, look at, look at me
I’m all the fishes in the sea.
-Fiona Apple, “Daredevil”

The text seems rather stupid taking out of context, but her voice at this part of the song is really incredible.  Did I mention I love Fiona Apple?  Because I do.


The Cream In My Tea Spells Out Something To Me


The cream in my tea
Spells out something to me
And they say
That I’ll heal by the day
But, the message I give
Kills off all will to live
I’m afraid that I’m losing my way.
-Bonnie McKee “I Hold Her”

I loved every single word of this song so much I had to use it all, but I’ll save you the burden of reading and just post the text that inspired me the most.


Everything Good, I Deem Too Good To Be True

imposing before
Crayon.  Another piece I dusted off from years ago.  I love the texture and shading of crayons, but never use it anymore.  Must incorporate it into my stuff more often…

Everything I have to look forward to
Has a pretty painful and very imposing before
-Fiona Apple, “O’ Sailor”