November 25, 2014

look. directly around yourself.




I always describe my faith as being on a plane at sunset. 

If you are on a plane. at sunset. you will understand. 


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and lately. I am painting a lot of birds. because they are part of it too. 



Birds are a reality. 






















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                                                                                                        24" x 24" acrylic on canvas $500.00



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November 21, 2014

I have super vivid dreams.







 and sometimes they make me think something actually happened. 

so waking up includes determining what was real and not. 


sometimes a relief. 
sometimes devastating.


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this is real.




















                                                                                                24" x 24" acrylic on canvas $500.00






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yesterday I was looking in the vanity and flew over to my bed to grab my purse and leave. 

and I nailed my forehead against the corner of the mantle. 

going full force.




it sounded like an egg cracked. 



I think my skull is broken. but it currently looks like I had an implant inserted so I would seem more dinosaur/reptile like. 




and with that. 


I am off to an out of town wedding. 






November 18, 2014

This morning I woke up.



 Sometimes I am at that place where I am living moment to moment. 



And I know that especially lately because my shirt was on backwards for half a day. 

And I inadvertently got a decent amount of paint in my mouth last night. 

And there has been a lot of rain. and a lot of wet socks. 

And my computer is at this really scary place of turning off when it wants to... mid project.

And I went on a very long bike ride to the river. across a bridge. where my hands were numb and my sweatshirt was wrapped around them.



and this morning. I finished a painting.
















                                                                                               24" x 24" acrylic on canvas  $ 500.00



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yeah.  this morning I finished a painting.




November 7, 2014

hey hey WINNER!






I was really touched by the entries on the WHO MAKES YOU BETTER AND BRAVER post. 

There was a winner. 

I drew # 8. 
so that means



Megan Remaley wins the print. 

Love what you wrote:


Anonymous Megan Remaley said...
My husband – I know that he is my biggest fan, and thanks to his unending support I am better and braver. Whether it’s a quiet whisper he sends my way to tell me to keep trying, or a roaring cheer to let me know he’s behind me all the way - he encourages me to go for it. He inspires, challenges, dances, waits, listens, shares, laughs, cries, motivates - all at just the right time. He lives his life full of love which he so freely gives to all who cross his path – and I am better and braver because of it.

So, send your address to me at- Abernathy.Parade@gmail.com
and I will get that in the mail. 





November 4, 2014

WHO MAKES YOU BRAVE?



or better?



One more day to enter a comment on the post below this one

I am drawing the winner tomorrow. 

So read that post. and write something. 
!!!




You have something to write. 


yes. you do.


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October 24, 2014

the beautiful thing about people.













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It is not easy to take risks. 
and it is not easy to do something new.
and it is not easy to be vulnerable.
and it is not easy to be courageous. 

and it is not easy to mess up. 


well the messing up is easy but you know. 




tell me about someone who makes you better and braver. in the comments section. and I will draw a winner at the end of next week. 

and you win a 10 x 10 of the print above. 

so you can give it to them yourself. 



so drink a coffee and share. and have a fantastic weekend.
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October 19, 2014

real life! it makes you good.





REAL LIFE.


is hard. and awesome. 

and 


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it is sweet.

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details about this picture- wooden canvas. 8" x 12" 
$ 300.00


October 14, 2014

HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEAAaayaaa




I cant even finish typing out the word. 







Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. 
It is something I really like. which is weird because I am scared of lots of creepy things. 

but also semi-attracted to them. 




                                                                                                   found these at the fair. obsessed.



who am I kidding. very-attracted. 


like...

Masks. 

( I make them)


Puppets.

(I work with them)







Alligators.

(I have a Christmas ornament alligator covered in glitter that I am really into) 


Costume Characters.

(I worked as a costume character in college and walking into the back work room was my worst nightmare and also amazing.

and just for your information some of those character heads only fit if you turn your head sideways first and straighten up after it is on- CLAUSTROPHOBIA TOWN. they also smell.)


BUT BACK TO HALLOWEEN.







I mean.. I always liked the bowl of eye balls at elementary school parties. 

Maybe it's that I appreciate effort 
and on Halloween I like to walk around and cheer for people who made their house or costume look awesome.



I think people doing things well should get
so much credit. 










I used to work in an office cube. and draw on millions of post it notes. sometimes I find them and really love that they exist. 

do what you do wherever you are. sometimes you look silly. but who cares. 

you do. 

so keep doing things. 








so I like remembering when I would draw on post it notes. crumple them up in my purse. 


and carve my lunch into creatures. 










because not a ton has changed. 

if you have a drive. you just drive wherever you are. 








so, hit the gas.

make a costume.

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Do something cool. eat candy. and high five people who are 
doing good things.



                                                                                                 like this little creature I watch sometimes.  carry on.



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October 8, 2014

he is everywhere.




I just recently started loving this picture. 

So much. 


me and my dad. 
the day I graduated college.



this picture is everything he was.


just so amazingly authentic. and genuine. 



I want to be like him. 




Shameless repost about my fantastic dad. 

so please,



and go outside today. it is beautiful.


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September 25, 2014

I just cant be normal.











I dont know exactly how everyone processes the things they see and feel. 

but I am on a pretty high setting. 



which gets me in a lot of trouble. 



but 

also makes me an artist. 



hi. 





my nephew is an artist too. sometimes we do collaborative sculptures. no big deal. 




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I have been consumed by life lately. and the good news is that my life and my art are the same thing.


at least I try to make them the same thing. 


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and on that note. 

its kind of terrifying to now tell you about the two puppet men who lived on my den floor.






































I am aware of my life. 

Yep. totally aware. 









I take pictures because I do these things by myself and I am sorry but I cant always handle it totally solo.





















Taking these guys to work. 


Where Richmond Ballet adds breath.


These guys are going on tour with two casts of Don Quixote. 












































So if success is measured by letting your puppet guys go into the world and DANCE.


then.


I am doing really great right now.




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and while I was organizing this post I sat next to two men who complained about the state of the world.

and

while part of me wanted to barf. part of me also felt really good that I was next to them. in the very same world. writing a post about puppets and heartbeats.
and one of the men has on high tops so... theres hope guys. theres always hope.














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