I’m very excited to announce that I have launched a storefront through Society6. At the moment it is focused on my “Take Your Meds” reminders that I post on Instagram but I will also be adding other pieces as cell phone cases, stationary and stickers.
I am still deciding how I want to sell photographic prints but in the future I may have prints of my paintings, collages and other works avalible through the site.
I have magnets that are available but not through this storefront. In order to purchase them see my Instagram for details.
This project first popped into my head many months ago. I was talking to my therapist about negative self talk and how the best way for me to stop myself from doing it is to think about how I would talk to a friend who was having a similar experience.
Negative self talk isn’t just limited to people with mental illness. Everyone does it. It’s the doubt that you’re not good enough, worthy enough or just enough.
My negative self talk tends to revolve around being a bad person and a burden. It’s generalized self hatred. I’ve been in this abusive relationship with myself for as long as I can remember.
My idea with this project is to embroider cute, appropriated stuffed animals with some of the things I tell myself. My hope being that I will look at them and think, “That poor adorable thing. How can it talk that way about itself?” I have stitched the first two little creatures in this project.
It has been healing in so many ways. Using mediums that I have no education in, minimal experience and am, essentially, just fumbling through has allowed me to be much more compassionate with myself when making art. When I mess up, I’m less judgmental and when I triumph it feels even better. Is this little heart wonky? Hell yes. But I sewed that thing and I feel incredibly proud.
The reception went really well and it was great seeing all of my friends and making some new ones as well. If you couldn’t make it out tonight swing by Olly Olly until March 3 to catch the show.
Come see my work as part of The Alchemy of the Sex Witch and Other Tales of Love on view at Olly Olly from January 31, 2018 through March 3, 2018. Olly Olly is located at 10417 Main Street, 2nd Floor in Fairfax, VA.
Stop by the opening reception on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7 pm - 10 pm to meet the artists.