I am so honored to have gotten to work with Ryan on this project. Watch this video to see a 30 second stop animation of Ms Anna creating the beautiful hive painting. Though it wasn’t planned, Ms Anna’s Mother Heron totem makes an appearance at the beginning of the video. Please watch the whole video to see and hear about Ryan’s work to create natural homes for Honey Bees throughout the Chicagoland area. While his project received full funding in just a few days of his kickstarter, Ryan can use more funding for even bigger visions for the bees. Some of his visions include an official bee park and garden within the city. More of his kickstarter can be found online https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryanfalenlee/rivendell-apiaries
Jennifer Mercede, one lovely, amazing, bright and inspirational artist from Portland, Oregon is featured in this video created her giant mural in Grand Rapids Michigan! Magical color lovers unite!
This was just an awesome day of getting to know some of my fellow artists in Chicago, doing yoga, meditating, and taking risks with paint. This workshop took place in Nicole Northways new storefront on division, the super whimsical, local, and eclectic One Strange Bird http://www.onestrangebird.com/
YES! Flora is truly an inspiration!
I made this pinterest board of some of my favorite Chicago ladie’s art. Enjoy! All are DIY hard working start up types. And shares or support or likes on any of their pages makes a world of difference.
A lot of my family is all from Southern Oregon, a lot of them from this lovely little town in Southern Oregon called Ashland. Located just off of Lithia park (don’t drink the water) is a super sweet little boutique home to one of the ladies who inspires me and my work so much, Anahata Katkin. Anahata and her mother Gina own an amazing company called PAPAYA! I was just drooling over their page when I found this mission statement on their about page. I totally agree 100%, Creative Abandon man.