I started a bird series awhile back and this was from that period. My love for all things winged started when I was a little girl growing up in Hawaii. We had birds as pets and my dad had this weird power of attracting birds randomly on the street.
This started out as a portrait of a Raven then I had fun with it in GIMP! I am pretty happy with the end result….enjoy!
Ink on paper with photo editing, 2015
If you have had the pleasure of listening to Blue Cranes or Swansea, you have enjoyed the musical stylings of this inspiring couple. I first met Rebecca and Jai at Sanborn’s, my favorite breakfast joint.
This portrait was for their 40th birthday and was a surprise from their good friend, Kyleen. She invited a bunch of friends to submit something artistic in the way of a drawing, a song, a poem, or a memory and she made it into a book! It was a beautiful gift for a wonderful, inspiring couple!
The quote is from David Bowie (they both love Bowie!)
Ink and colored pencils on paper
If you have not seen the Black Power Mix Tape, you should. A moving documentary, it captures the civil rights movement at its peak. This quote really resonated because 50 years later, it still makes a powerful statement in regards to the world today.
My thoughts on post election? We are not defeated…but we have to keep fighting/serving/helping/rising/speaking up/protecting! Spread positivity and awareness and keep fighting for the rights of ALL humans. I DARE YOU.
Ink with feathers on paper.