Inside all of us is Hope.
Inside all of us is Fear.
Inside all of us is Adventure.
Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.”
- 'Where The Wild Things Are'.
A preview for my August show at Cole
👑🦁PINK LIONS. PAPER CROWNS. August 2022❤️
After a full weekend of painting commissions (a kick ass dog portrait commissioned as a birthday gift, how friggin cool!) and a solid start on a 3 ft tall fox wearing a crown in a birch tree forest, I realized that painting for others is definitely not as personally fulfilling as when I'm pushing the paint around for myself. Lesson learned! While there is no place else I'd rather be on a cold cloudy day, I learned it's essential to make room on the easel for what I want to paint for this to be truly sustainable. I don't take on a ton of commissions so maybe this was just a one-off situation.
I'll continue to be exceptionally picky about the commissions I do take on. I think there's plenty of flat art in the world and if I'm not inspired by the work then it's just not going to sing.
I'm here finding my own voice to paint my own tunes. ✌🏻
Aliza and Her Monsters