(Na-yell-ee): Love
I’m working on a collage piece for my last project in my painting class. This piece is really important to me because I want it to sort of bring awareness to the alarming subject of child sex trafficking and sex trafficking in general. My friend recently called my attention to the problem, I knew it was an issue, but I never gave it much thought. I’ve been reading and watching documentaries about it and I feel like its something that people aren’t really informed about and its something everyone should know about. Its scary and disgusting and shocking and completely atrocious, and, yes, I’ve had fits of crying because I cannot wrap my head around it, but its reality and you can’t just ignore it. 
…anyway, this is my work in progress. (AGAIN, work in progress)
and here are some websites:
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
http://love146.org/
http://www.rapeis.org/activism/sextrade/sextrade.html
http://humantrafficking.org/
Thanks, Erika :)

I’m working on a collage piece for my last project in my painting class. This piece is really important to me because I want it to sort of bring awareness to the alarming subject of child sex trafficking and sex trafficking in general. My friend recently called my attention to the problem, I knew it was an issue, but I never gave it much thought. I’ve been reading and watching documentaries about it and I feel like its something that people aren’t really informed about and its something everyone should know about. Its scary and disgusting and shocking and completely atrocious, and, yes, I’ve had fits of crying because I cannot wrap my head around it, but its reality and you can’t just ignore it. 

…anyway, this is my work in progress. (AGAIN, work in progress)

and here are some websites:

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

http://love146.org/

http://www.rapeis.org/activism/sextrade/sextrade.html

http://humantrafficking.org/

Thanks, Erika :)

I know I haven’t been updating regularly…

I’m trying to keep up with school work and other things. But I’ll try to keep stuff coming and I’ll give a full update on stuff that I haven’t finished yet by the end of the month. Yes? Yes.

New piece I’m working on. Still needs a lot of work. I will be completing the grisaille soon and then will begin glazing. This is my first portrait. 

New piece I’m working on. Still needs a lot of work. I will be completing the grisaille soon and then will begin glazing. This is my first portrait. 

"Persimmon Season" (2011) Acrylic on Canvas. 16x20.
sorry for the delay, here’s the finished piece.

"Persimmon Season" (2011) Acrylic on Canvas. 16x20.

sorry for the delay, here’s the finished piece.

Hey so I just found your art blog and you are so talented!! I love art and I just entered an art competition to save art eduction in schools and wondering if you could help me out by "voting" for my piece? That would mean a lot to me! If you go to my blog there is a link at the top to my artwork and all you have to do is press like or tweet! This is my first art competition and Im just really determined! Thank you for your help!

Oh no! I don’t have a facebook or a twitter account. :( Everyday the pressure to have one of those becomes stronger. I’ll make a twitter account. Excellent cause by the way, 100% for it ^___^ oh, and thank you so much.

"CrossHatching: Tea Pot and Pear" ink on paper. (2011)

"CrossHatching: Tea Pot and Pear" ink on paper. (2011)

"Rumbera". Sketch for Grisaille painting to be done this week.

"Rumbera". Sketch for Grisaille painting to be done this week.

Abstract painting I did recently, this is a picture I took while it was in the works, its done now. I will be posting the finished piece later next week. Its acrylic on canvas.

Abstract painting I did recently, this is a picture I took while it was in the works, its done now. I will be posting the finished piece later next week. Its acrylic on canvas.

"Charcoal Still Life" Charcoal on Charcoal Paper. (2011)

"Charcoal Still Life" Charcoal on Charcoal Paper. (2011)