Matisse

I'm going to Nice, France in September and top of my list is to visit the Matisse museum. His use of bold colors is so out of my comfort zone, but something I strive for. The way he depicts the female form is so unapologetic and absolute; I want to be one of the women dancing in Dance.  

On my last visit to Detroit we went to John K. King's Used & Rare Book shop and I left with a copy of "Henri Matisse Paper Cut-Outs" which is inspiring a new collection of prints. 

Georgia O'Keeffe Study

I'm always looking to the masters for inspiration and work study. Working with different color palettes and forms is a way of experimenting. Currently, I'm obsessing over the palettes of Georgia O'Keeffe. 

Often referred to as a foremother of the feminist art movement, O'Keeffe is known for her bold flowers and colorful landscapes. One of my favorite quotes of O'Keeffe when faced with failing eyesight due to macular degeneration is: 

“I can see what I want to paint. The thing that makes you want to create is still there.”

All-in-all she was super talented, total bad ass and was using millennial pink before it was a thing, aka total trendsetter.

Photo: Artnet

Photo: Artnet

Photo: FAJO Magazine
Photo: FAJO Magazine
Photo: Art Docent

Photo: Art Docent

Marmalade Market

I'll be a vendor at the first annual Marmalade Market and I'm super excited! You'll find all female vendors, performers celebrating intersectional feminism. All ticket sales benefit Planned Parenthood, so come out for a good cause! Check out more about Marmalade Market online

WHEN: Saturday, May 27th, 6 pm - 2 am 

WHERE: Cheer Up Charlie's

COST: $3 Advanced, $5 Door