Updated: Jul 20, 2020

A few weeks ago I was painting LIVE at the Vehicles and Violins Gala. It was an honor to paint while members of The Calgary Philharmonic played and we helped to raise funds for the The Discovery House.

Today I woke up to an empty house I thought about how many AMAZING people I get to meet and interact with through my job. The tribe I have is big and abstract just like my work! There are many times my history and lack of immediate family have left me feeling quite isolated. Today I will think about all the amazing stories people have shared with me, their excitement and enthusiasm when I am creating, how so many of them are people I am proud and lucky to call my friends. Today I will think about how lucky I am to have met a wonderful man who treats me well. Domestic violence is a pattern. When we have been in a situation where we are taught that people who "love" us talk to us a certain way or cause us pain sometimes it takes a long time to unlearn those behaviors. In stressful situations it is hard to ask for help. Often people can not understand why we would stay and take part in the "dance" when this is simply what we have learned "love" is. If anyone keeps going back please don't turn your back on that person, he or she will leave when they truly feel strong enough, supported enough, and most importantly worthy enough for something better. I am continually posting a painting of the day during this time at a featured price so that people who are in a more fortunate situation can select a piece for their space and I can send a donation to @discovery_house I am doing this because at a time like this being with someone that you do that unhealthy "dance" with could be an extremely painful and scary experience.

Hope you find your piece / have your peace 🖼️





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I have learned; ALWAYS ask for what you are worth!

In jobs, projects, work, AND relationships! We are taught to "hope" that others will place a value on us of worthy or enough. NOT TRUE! the only way I can make a living as an artist is being honest with myself and my clients about the value of my creations. Because of this I can create promotions and events to celebrate and spread abundance into the community.

There have been times as a single mom I have only had 100 dollars in the bank and people approach me offering "exposure" by hoping to install my work in their space for free. I have walked from situations where clients will not pay the market value and not known how I was going to pay my mortgage. Vibrationally things turn around because I do not say "yes" when I am not being compensated.

ARTISTS NEED MONEY NOT EXPOSURE. It is through consistency with this I can then GIVE to my community and help others. PLEASE; take the leap, have the courage and insist on what you are worth! It makes the world a better place!


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