Inktober 2018

Another successful year of INKTOBER!! 31 days.. 31 drawings.. averaging 4 hours of work on each one. Making it a top priority to draw every day was so alleviating to the stress I’ve been dealing with these last few months and I feel accomplished for getting through every prompt. So far, three days into November and I already miss having a random word thrown at me to really challenge my creativity but I’m going to keep this train moving and keep working on myself through artistic expression every day to manifest good thoughts and healing.

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Inktober 2017

For the month of October I took part in a daily drawing prompt known as Inktober.. Each day had a theme that I and thousands of others would interpret with our imagination and express it through ink. Here is my collection - some I love, others felt rushed, and a few I feel are still unfinished, but regardless, I am proud. Its a very satisfying feeling to draw every day and get to look back at my accomplishment of this challenge.

*StarLady* & bopl Resin Pins

 

I finished my first collection of resin pins this month! These are HANDMADE so each one is unique with it's own quirks and flaws. It was a lot of fun making these, and a bit difficult at times, but I know I'll improve the consistency and quality as I continue releasing sets in the future!  

***STARLADY***
20 available

$5

+$2 shipping for random color
Purchase in the STORE



BOPL pins will be available at his next show!!!

Johnny B's in Medford, Oregon
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Doors open 9 pm

Pay the entry fee, find the orange hat, quote a line from toy story and receive a bopl pin with your free treat ;)

 

 

 

Somewhere in the Forest, I see book plans...

 

 

 

Writing/illustrating a children's book has been a goal of mine for awhile now so I finally started it in a dedicated notebook..  I'll be making it one page at a time, front to back, and here's the first - cover page (still unfinished)... I plan to work on the concept of the story by taking breaks between each page to contemplate the next idea and how I am going to articulate it... creating it on the go, on a whim of a feeling.. the challenge excites & intimidates me! But this is something I know will truly be an accomplishment. Not even to publish it.. Just to finish it.. to see it through from beginning to end and follow my wild imagination wherever it takes me!  

Resin lapel/hat Pins

Hand carved clay slabs above, silicone putty to create the molds below. 

bopl pins on the right were handed out at his previous show, but there are a couple more available, if you're a fan send me a message and I'll be happy to give you one!

Listen to him on https://bopl.bandcamp.com/ or https://soundcloud.com/bopl

I've been working with clay, silicone putty, and casting resin to create some pins lately.. This was my first practice batch. I'll start working with clear resin next so I can tint and dye it instead of hand painting.. I realize that's a perk of something being handmade,  but certain colors layered create textures that change every time you press into it, so I have some troubleshooting to do.

I'll continue making more of these star ladies, and some other patterns I have in mind so keep an eye open in the store, I'll have them put up for sale as soon as I have a good stockpile made. 

Halloween Cards

"...Every night is Halloween." - Morticia

A month has passed, the turkey is eaten, the sun sets early, and I still have some Halloween cards available. If you're interested in a little Samhain Spirit this Yuletide season, send me your name and mailing address and I'll have it in the snail mail soon! I'll be transitioning into more winter themed cards so specify in the message if you prefer a spooky halloween card! :) Special thanks for the support to my cousin Nikole and Aunt Annette, the first of my family to reach out in interest of my work. It means a lot having the support of good people who have been a part of my entire life. I am forever grateful.  *Britt

Painting Stories

I am currently working on a series of paintings that will reflect the aura of Proxima Centauri, a solar system created by my love Trent, also known as BoPL ( Listen to him on Soundcloud & Bandcamp) It's for his newest album Bon Voyage, which tells the story of aliens who have shared with him the key events of their rise and fall of spiritual freedom in their solar system. It's an amazing journey and one I am thoroughly invested in recreating visually, so I am taking my time to articulate each song and that will be posted on his accounts soon as well as on this blog when it's finished.  *Britt

Beer Label (Update)

So the winners were announced and I received the 'Best of Show' award :) I hope it gets me a free beer! haha

Beer Label

 Rough draft, before the touch ups and crop to the 7 x 5 dimension required for entry. 

Rough draft, before the touch ups and crop to the 7 x 5 dimension required for entry. 

Last week was Medford Beer Week and a local brewery named Portal was having a contest to name their new rye beer and make a label for it. Here is my entry. Inspired by the summer time daze of blazing sun meets yellow brushed fields.. I took a chance and this is my first time ever being involved in a competition. I'm not even close to having a competitive bone in my body, so it took a lot of influence from the people around me - especially my father - who helped come up with the name 'Rye-Zing Sun' because he knew it would fit perfectly into the themes I enjoy painting. When I turned it in, I couldn't have been more thrilled about the positive feedback from the owners. Regardless of who wins, I am already satisfied in the chance I took with my artwork and hope to continue growing in the local art community. *Britt

 Fiinal piece with a round of tasty brews from Portal Brewing in downtown Medford, Oregon. CHEERS! 

Fiinal piece with a round of tasty brews from Portal Brewing in downtown Medford, Oregon. CHEERS! 

"Art is never finished, only abandoned"

A few of my paintings in the works... I usually go back and forth between at least 2-6 pieces in a day, depending on how I'm feeling. Sometimes I finish them all, or just one, or maybe I think it's done until tomorrow when I sit down in front of them again and start touching up with the brush ...the Alien one is practically finished.. and very special because I will be giving it to my favorite comedian Duncan Trussell (hopefully.. maybe.. if I have the courage, haha). I'll be very busy for the next couple weeks, two trips are planned and a lot of planting has to be done so I'm not sure when I'll get back to it.. Sometime towards the end of May I'm guessing.. I have a few previously finished paintings to upload still so check back by the end of the week for those! :) *Britt

Spring!

Finishing a few paintings before I get my hands dirty in the garden :) Spring is the beginning of a very busy time for me that runs all the way to the end of Autumn... I'll be spending practically every day outside with all the plants! But it's my goal to continue posting and keeping this website up to date with my art :) As the days get warmer, it'll give me the opportunity to pull out my bigger canvases and sit outside with all the room to paint them. 

Ironlak Doodles

My first Sketchbox arrived! It had a pack of .4 mm ironlak markers, a single black ironlak marker,  a blue copic wide marker, and a pocket sketchbook. I am pretty stoked with these new tools, I've been using them when I don't have the time or space for bigger work, and it's so much fun to just doodle :) If you would like to get a subscription for yourself, the website is getsketchbox.com ... This is only my first month so I'm going to give it one or two more to really decide if it's worth the money, but the surprise is part of the experience and will keep me equipped with new things I might not normally get for myself so that's a great perk! *Britt

In the works

this painting is becoming one of my favorites.. it's almost finished. 

Cards

I just finished uploading all my hand painted cards to a new page under the paintings drop menu, titled 'Cards' ... It's been such an incredible journey getting to communicate with people beyond the screen. Giving them a piece of me isn't always easy, but I love thinking of all the lives my little paintings get to witness in their new homes.. It puts a smile on my face. I am grateful to everyone who has asked for one, or more even! I'm hoping with the new page dedicated to this experience, I am going to try to document the aftermath of where it ends up in the world. 

*Britt

Liquid Paint

Here's a few photos of my first experiences with pouring paint on canvas. It is so much fun! I love this technique, it's what I've been looking for for years.. 

 

After a few days when these are dry I'll be adding smaller details by hand. I love the vibrance, how all the colors work together, and the way it morphs over time... I need to get some pipettes and make some rakes for this style of painting now.. *Britt

Pouring Paint

 

I recently discovered Pebeo paint and I have to say I am falling in love with liquid paints!.. In the photo, I used one color called 'leaf'  from their prisme line..  I am so mesmerized by the texture and the way the colors warp and change on their own...  I'm excited to continue practicing how to manipulate the way liquid moves and settles.. I just picked up some wood panels and more colors so I'll be pouring soon! I'm also in the process of putting together a marbling station.. (if you don't know what that is, it's when you have a certain consistency of paint that can float on water and you dip the paper in it)... With these new nifty techniques, I can only imagine that my work will be turning a little more abstract while I practice.. I still envision all my paintings will be influenced by the cosmos because nothing else inspires me more... and I will always have the part in me that can't put down a brush, so by hand I will be able to add detail and feel more accomplished with the outcome :)  Looking forward to seeing where this goes... *Britt

Pricing

For those of you too shy to ask, I promise I try my best to be affordable and will even work out trade deals if you create something of your own! Just send me a message and we can figure something out :) I always try to include the size/canvas price + time spent on it... Typically my lowest price is $25-30 for 11 x 14 Inch paintings on mixed media paper ($40-50 if you want it framed, or if it's on canvas)... and the price goes up with size. For a frame of reference,  my largest paintings available right now are 24 x 36 inches on Stretched Canvas and I ask for $100... merely to cover the cost of the canvas, as well as shipping material for something this big. I'll eventually be offering package deals of smaller sets of paintings, so keep an eye out... they will probably run around $20.  I also offer free snail mail cards to those who ask and send me their address! Please visit my contact page for any questions or comments or you can email hooloovooART@live.com 

*Britt

Sketchbox / Future Room Painting

I signed up for a mail service called Sketchbox to see what it's like..  hoping to broaden my techniques of making art...  Its this monthly subscription of art supplies where I'll be receiving at least 5 premium tools of the trade and a piece of artwork for inspiration. I'm excited because I'm going to paint an entire room soon and want to find new ways of working bigger and creating more fluently..  I think having experience with a variety of tools will give me a greater understanding of what I'm trying to express and how to do it.  

In this room, my goal is to work on detail. I always paint verrrry much in the moment, nothing is planned, or very rarely sketched out, and I never foresee where it'll be in the end.. a painting is never truly finished, I just put down the brush. I let myself be sloppy and quick, finding every second to be of its own choosing.. where the brush goes, how the colors blend, why I run the lines where I do..  But now.. being displayed on such a big space, I find this to be an excellent challenge and an even greater obligation to grow as an artist. I want to use this space as a place to elaborate on the realms and worlds I've created, developing them towards a fuller existence. I'm not sure how this will look, where this will go, or if it even goes at all... but I'm feeling optimistic :) 

Painted Mail

 

 

 

 

I found a stack of blank cards so I'll be mailing out small paintings once again! Just send me your name and mailing address on the Contact page :)

Another Planet

 

Today's work... it felt great letting the flow of creativity wash over me and fill my day with colors and conscious formations. As a soft spoken space cadet, consumed in the things beyond the sky.. I feel entirely, and I can hear anything, but I see everything more clearly. Where shall I transcend next. The mind is so powerful, taking us anywhere we desire. What is moving us through time.. Are the seconds following us or are we following the seconds.. Another planet just doesn't seem that far away..

Arcturus - 
One of the brightest stars in the sky, in the constellation Boötes, cutting across the galaxy's disk at high speed.

Made on February 5th, 2016
I'll have it posted in the gallery soon.