On a lighter note, I put up some old paintings on the Etsy. They’re really cheap because most of them are small, really old, or were practice. September 30, 2014  (at notestoepiphany.etsy.com)

On a lighter note, I put up some old paintings on the Etsy. They’re really cheap because most of them are small, really old, or were practice. September 30, 2014 (at notestoepiphany.etsy.com)

Utterly flattered and humbled by folks who get tattoos of my artwork. HOW COOL?! September 28, 2014 (at notestoepiphany.etsy.com)

Utterly flattered and humbled by folks who get tattoos of my artwork. HOW COOL?! September 28, 2014 (at notestoepiphany.etsy.com)

This tiny practice piece is one I never loved so I’m going to give it to someone who does. Just repost that photo and I’ll mail out this to the person with the most ‘likes’ by midnight. Don’t forget the hashtag👉#notestoepiphany #nationalcoffeeday

This tiny practice piece is one I never loved so I’m going to give it to someone who does. Just repost that photo and I’ll mail out this to the person with the most ‘likes’ by midnight. Don’t forget the hashtag👉#notestoepiphany #nationalcoffeeday

notestoepiphany nationalcoffeeday

I never get to really speak about my work so I’m using this platform with a brand new painting from tonight. And by tonight, I mean from the last day. It took me well over 10+ combined hours to complete this one and for some reason it still feels unfinished. And there are some mistakes that I noticed after the ink had dried, but I use those lessons to apply to my next piece.

Alas, this is another painting that feels ‘beyond me’. There’s been a few of those lately and frankly, its new to me. In the sense that I set out to accomplish an artistic goal that I would’ve never done before. Firstly, the size was daunting. I was scared to begin painting on such a big sheet of paper considering how small I’ve been working lately. The little ones are okay to ruin, If i do, so there’s less fear. Fear is something I had to push aside for this one.

Detailing is SO much fun for me. The patterns, the repetitiveness, it’s thrilling and I enjoy the ride. There’s a lot of details in this one. I wanted to add more but I was afraid of too much distracting the overall image. I really went nuts with the Moon up top, those tiny circles I made up as a pattern that can similarly be found in some of Mucha’s art, and the keys I pulled inspiration from old, old drawings I did back in high school. 

So, this is the product of my friend Jen (Bad Moon Shop) contacting me about a collaboration. I was thrilled because I’ve been a fan of her (and Jamie’s) stuff for over a year now. My brain just got to work, then my hands followed. I’ve finished a few smaller “practice” sheets which I planned this would lead up to. I told myself I’d build up three large paintings like this one for Bad Moon to showcase through their social media. Which I’m hoping will help promote my brand, or rather, my artwork.

Oh, before I go, a little about the details: its obviously Alchemy themed with a major focus on Palmistry. The symbols are all accurate and some of which were placed stragetically in a message I wanted to portray after I sat for HOURS learning what they mean. Which was actually a lot of fun. Can you spot the hidden message? Anyway.

For an example, the Alchemy symbol for ‘infinity / union between man and women’ is on the wrist which I interpreted as the core of the hand, the foundation to the rest of the palm and fingers. Also, with old Palmistry folk art there are always images that are floating above each finger. I didn’t do that here so instead I incorporated those images into the rest of the painting to keep the authenticity of it. Like for an example, I put those keys in there because they are always displayed above the pinky finger. Same with the star, which is typically above the index finger.

I digress, so I’ll wrap this up.

I haven’t posted this to my Etsy for prints yet because this one is special and may be provided through Bad Moon. But I really wanted to share with you guys.. if anyone is there… anyone there? Do people still use Tumblr?

Lastly, If you could reblog, or like this, or tell your friends if you think its COOL. That would be a HUGE help! My goal right now is to support myself as a full time artist, it’s not easy so I need your help. Youre awesome!

I’m not sure exactly where I’ll go from here. I may reach back to tattooing, I may try to find a solid future with a creative career path like maybe graphic design work, BUT for now I’ll keep making art that will hopefully inspire people… and help me pay my bills.

Thanks! Goodnight.

p.s. The picture doesn’t do this thing justice but I used FW Liquid GLITTER arcylic ink for the moon phases on the side. They have a slight shimmer and I just adore it. HOPE YOU DO TOO.