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Long winded , and unnecessarily made public post about paint brushes…

I’d say the most interesting thing about having the “PAiNT WiTH ME” events have been finding the right brushes. Its been the most inconsistent thing I’ve done so far.

Personally, I like using my hands. If you’ve seen me on a studio day.. I’m usually covered in paint; often looking like the kid that still eats the paste 🤷🏼‍♀️

There are very few brushes that I enjoy using to make my circles and dots and actually Ive ended up using my Pro- makeup brushes from when I did SPFX – Body Painting.

With these classes I use acrylic and I’m so use to watercolor at this point. So, the brushes I’ve been getting combined with the paint, I’ll say I haven’t felt 100 with my connection to the materials.

So , after a few hours yesterday on the internet, I finally decided to order makeup brushes that are similar to mine and the base brushes I would use for murals.

I haven’t used them yet but I’d say in this time of ordering brushes , the inner me feels a special satisfaction “like job well done”. Which feels like a celebration post of letting you know. As if I would be letting you know when something exciting is going on in my life art wise , travel , shows etc🤷🏼‍♀️

Oh the picture is me … and the time I accidentally rinsed my paint brushes in my drinking jar..and hadn’t notice until I started drinking it… also, you’d think I wouldn’t of continued drinking the water but I did .. maybe pushing the testing of non toxic watercolors a little far but hydration is important🤷🏼‍♀️

Pulling it together…

The last we talked, I asked for you to follow me on YouTube. Thank you to those that have. You may have also noticed I stopped uploading a couple months ago and I’m sorry. 

Quarantine became a rhythm of our new normal quickly:  to be home, garden, cook, etc. I felt it was better to honor that by not recording my families every move and to just be present in how the new tide was coming in.  As well as, the continuously / over whelming lives lost and criminals not brought to adequate repercussions. Black Lives Matter

As I work on finding grounding.. Being back in the studio, making art and starting videos again will hopefully help pull myself together.

I also want to take this moment to share, I have just about sold out of all my paintings. Technically , I have one piece left. This one is currently on display at FLOAT STL and is listed here on my website seeking a forever home. 

However, close enough!
Thank you all so much for the continued support to me. It furthers my growth of my life journey and experiences I enjoy sharing with you. In a time of uncertainty, its reassuring to know that I’m on the right track. Making that leap of faith two years ago to become a full time artist, much more humbling.

 I still have my color studies on my Etsy as many of you know. Thank you again to those who that have found my artwork a perfect fit to their home , business and family/friends. 

As well as , with some feedback… it’s encouraged me to make mini paintings framed for Etsy, so look out for those. 

Other things. I’ve taken opportunity to learn more on how to bring you all into my studio and too just spend more time with you in general. 

The first step was creating “PAiNT WiTH ME” over Zoom events. My new normal , has been posting that information on my Facebook page. A while back Instagram started a FB page for Artist Ashli.. so I’ve been trying to use that as another platform of my artwork/ art events. It seems repetitive but at least it gives you more options of finding out what I’m up too. 

PAiNT WiTH ME , is a concept I never thought I’d be doing to be honest. I’ve been asked to host events and work a business like this in the past and turned it down.
It usually came down to a personal level of I felt like I couldn’t do it. I know my personality and heavier trait of mine is being stand offish, which is really a lot of nervousness and anxiety. I’m more of a people watcher until I decide to come out of my shell(I’m a Cancer with a Scorpio Moon) However, I’m finding myself a lot more comfortable then I thought I’d be. Maybe it’s because I’m leading in a style of painting I like or mixing the colors for you personally or the distance part helps me stay calm. I’m sure it all goes hand in hand but all things considered , I’ve been really enjoying this time with you and it’s been going well.

Another step I’ve taken, I’ve started a TiK Tok. Currently it’s me mixing colors to trending music that I’ve been mixing for the paint with me classes. My intention with this is to branch them to my Youtube Channel. I like the challenge of creating 15,30 & 60 seconds videos that have a start to finish concept. While YouTube gives more of the in depth details to the journey.

As I warm up to how to work this all together, it’ll be great to have it part of my next series that I’ll hopefully be ready to dive into by winter.

Last but certainly not least , as it is literally on my mind 24/7.  Overtone – Shattering Silence is still awaiting to grace a gallery. This is a 17 piece series I just completed.  You can find more information here on my website about that and my YouTube as well. I’m sure as you can imagine “19” has put some interesting twists and turns in the gallery – art world and I’m just holding on while staring into the world of wonders. 

Phew funny how I felt like I’d have nothing to say and this would be short.. too long winded and cutting it short. 

Thank you for following along , I appreciate all of your support. 

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So much uncertainty going on…

This post would be a mile long trying to express all the feels. Instead I’m going to encourage you to keep posted with me on YouTube and follow my journey more closely at home. I can not wait to get Overtone – Shattering Silence out to the public ; I absolutely can not wait to start my next series of work so much to processes into these next rounds.

Brain release… and go!

Hello 2020,


Phew the beginning of the year … did anyone else feel like they hit the ground running? Not a new feeling but when I saw all the posts for “New Year New Me”; I was like , we are all about to do some heavy self work , as a group. Lets Go!

Currently, I’ve been very focused on getting Overtone – Shattering Silence into a gallery or show like setting. I’m really wanting a very specific way of hanging almost in an performance work of manner; So it’s just a little more work then popping them up on a wall. I’ll be delighted when I have all of the details lined out and official confirmed, to share with you.

Ive also been cleaning , purging , painting and reviving my entire house. It’s not all together yet but over all it feels much better. As well as , spending as much time in nature as possible. Cold days, double up! The Earth is moving , growing and very talkative in its silence.
I’m always in amazement by life. I felt as I was doing all of this self/housework/ opening more space up around and in me. I was humbled to be contacted and connected to many friends and family seeking my help and guidance. Its such a great feeling to be trusted and respected to hold space for someone. I can go down the rabbit hole here but it’s coming in the next few paragraphs so I’ll save this one for now.

The release… I often reflect on the color and sound therapy certificates I have and becoming a Practitioner. These trainings have held a connection in me that is hard to put into words but revolve around understanding “energy” in many forms /self / color / sound/movement/ food/ the world and universal consciousness and these connections keep my foundation feeling sturdy from any greatness or storm.
Color is something I’ve always felt ,seen and heard. This connection is right in line with wanting /leaping to helping others from the simplest of life task to traumatic. Going to Tama – Do gave me the tools to understand and be capable of doing both. It’s the only program I’ve been part of that has made me feel this way. What I feel I’ve continually learned is; the more I’ve stayed connected with myself, others have reached out; in other words, the calling is there. Not everyone may get who I am or the way I practice…I’m a silent, yet vibrant; maybe more why I connect to color.. to each their own; I’m a actually a little tickled when someone says they’ve never worked with someone like me before…no matter what their mind set is; as long as I’ve honored what I said and did what I said I was going too; then I’ve honored the training and guides before me.

I where my heart on my sleeve yet very “shelled”. The vibration I carry is wide and long and may seem unpredictable to some because it can only be seen as far as their eyes can perceive. When I hold space for others my anxieties and vulnerable level of myself I may have shared is not carried over when the calling comes. I can feel and see so much more then ever communicated. I also know how I need to work , to work through that; from self work / experiences and the incredible training and guidance I’ve received from adolescence to adult years. It wasn’t just training of colors, sound and Chi Gong that taught me what I/we are capable of doing ; It was the me the same person when I was at youth age 2, 3 ,7 and so forth years old memories of seeing , hearing and feeling the same feels I do now. My guides are there, your guides are there and their guides are there. I’m/we are a current in the middle helping the messages be transmitted and received. Bottom line is, it continuously makes me so grateful for my elders I get to confide to , who I’ve turned to for years , worked with and practice with. It keeps this little grasshopper in alignment and broadens my perspective.
Okay, I’ve made this post long enough.. I’ll finish with some quick updates. I’m still working and taking on commission work. I’ve recorded a few canvasses over on my YouTube channel and well, I fell right off the recording part. Recording and editing is a who other job and I had to focus on my work if I wanted to ever get them done. I’m back up and going over there; new year, new flow. I’m working and digging in how to develop my YouTube channel more. It’s just as much on this journey as I am. I have a new Vlog (3/5) and I’m looking to do more of these and maybe a few sillier videos as well; really wanting to let all of me(s) to shine.
Hello 2020 ; We are only 3 months in and I’ve lived a thousand times.
If you’ve made it this far, Thank You ; it’s support like this that keeps the energy flowing.

12th Annual Cherokee Print Bazaar

I’m participating again in the 12th Annual Cherokee Print Bazaar Dec. 7th 2019 10-6pm. I’ll be located at Cherokee Yoga. That’s actually located 3333 Iowa just North of Cherokee(you can Cherokee from the studio and the Studio from Cherokee). There will be 4 other artist located at this location as well; Danielle Nilsen Art , Laura Thomson Artist, Krista Leicht, Emily Ratcliff.

I’ll be selling individually hand printed 8inch Round Color Studies as well as 30inch Round paintings with hand printed “Scared Geometry Tree Of Life” centered(no two will be the same). They are individual colors that focuses on how colors have proven effects on humans’ mental, physical and spiritual health. Truly amazing for any space. The first five shoppers to collect 30 stamps will win a prize from local businesses and artists. Check out more about the print bazaar here.

Ill also, be posting a video on my YouTube channel Sunday(12/8) to show my process of how I got ready for the bazaar! Go ring the bell now to get the notification of when I upload it!

Excited to see you all!! Please tag me on IG of your adventures visiting me Saturday!

Updates & Opportunities

My my looking at my last post to where I am now.. I remember then thinking on how I cant wait to be here now with you.

Me seeing Overtone Framed for the first time!

Overtone – Shattering Silence is completely framed and in their cases. As well as, I have worked with Sarah Corbett Photography. We spent two days and many hours getting the best pictures and lighting… she just never fails at making me fall in love with my own work all over again. I still plan to make a book ; The book is just as an important part because its the best way I can make sure everyone has the opportunity (from me) to learn about how colors are healing, my healing journey and have Overtone in your home and business. Really looking forward to the day when I can share that part with you.

Photgraphing Overtone
with Sarah Corbett

Currently for Overtone I’m going through the processes of writing galleries seeking representation. Easier said then done ; Though I have had some great responses this week and currently working on my follow up emails. I’m on the edge of my seat for when I can finally say when all 17 works will debut!
If you don’t know about Overtone please check out my other “news updates” my “current work” , YouTube and InstaGram . I don’t plan on posting any finished photos of Overtone publicly until the first opening. I have also, updated a lot on my website for if you haven’t clicked around in a while especially in my link about me …make this your moment to do so.

Opportunities…

Screen shoot from the video I made..located on Facebook
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I have some extra materials left from getting Overtone framed.. 30inch round acrylic circles… I’m offering these very limited pieces for commission ; You tell me 3 colors you’d like or ask me what colors you I think are best for “xyz” of intentions for $200 yup only $200. It extra special to me because it gave a rare opportunity for those that have really wanted my work. I’m also, recording the processes of some these and will be sharing the time lapse process on my YouTube channel. I made this announcement/video on Facebook before I got here and there are now(of this date 11/22) only a few left. Please email or message me on social media if you’re interested.

Another great way to get a hold of my artwork that is limited and rarely offered.

I’m participating again in the 12th Annual Cherokee Print Bazaar Dec. 7th 2019. I’ll be selling hand painted color studies….They are individual colors that focuses on how individual colors have (studied & proven) effects on humans’ mental, physical and spiritual health.

Oh there is still so much this artist brain wants to spill and thoughts on my future beyond what I’m currently doing….

My dreams as what I want accomplish as an artist are never ending. For now click around and read some of my last arty update for some of those future plans… Thanks y’all for being part of the journey.

Arty Updates

Mural Update:

Beach

As mentioned in last post, I was invited by the lead designer Alice Mac and CDO Steve Lindee at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital last winter to design 3 murals for their patient rooms. They are “i spy” inspired and the team picked the themes; Beach , Jungle and MO with a twist. I’m thrilled to share that I have completed them. You can check out the processes of them on my Youtube channel as well as some photos of them on my IG.

Its a bittersweet feeling to have completed these. Excited to be done but got attached to being there and part of the family. There were so many exciting moments just in the short time I was there; what strength and strong courage every single heart has there. As you know this style of mural work I typically don’t do: However, I did get to use all of my color therapy knowledge love and intentional creating just the same. To say the least for now; I’ll miss hearing all the brave conversations and witnessing the magic of strength and courage.

Overtone Updates:

I finished the painting Overtone – Shattering Silence. They are currently preparing/ in the processes of being framed(photo example below). For now you can check my “current work” tab for more information on the series. As well as, all the recordings of me painting them; which include, how to mix colors, the healing properties they carry and my own personal journey using colors as a guide to healing on YouTube. There are also a few close ups of the paintings on my InstaGram . I don’t plan on posting any finished photos of Overtone public until the first or so openings. So, if you haven’t already, please follow, subscribe and show some love to me over there on those outlets so you get any sneak peeks that make be included there. (Please check out the last post for more information on this series).

Example




Also, I have figured out how these pieces will be stored and safely shipped. Which is another check on the list. I’m currently working on the financial part to make this completed part of the project; so don’t forget to check out the “orginals for sale” tab.

The next steps will be (as mentioned in past updates) working with Sarah Corbett Photography. I’ve already met with her and got to check out some book styles, cover texture , page shine and display. This part is very special because its the way I can make sure everyone has the opportunity (from me) to learn about how colors are healing and my healing journey. Great to have in your businesses , share with family and friends. You’ll be able to order your copy through my website each one personalized to you of course after the first gallery opening. I’ll be back to share more on this shortly.

Further more as if that wasn’t already a lot…I have started my next two series of work. They both mean the most to me. They both are dove tailing into deeper layers of my creativity that has been sitting side lines these last couple of years as I started and finish school and worked towards Overtone (which is like a graduation show to me). One has a beginning and end, so to say and the other one can continue for the rest of me(these would be the satellites ; I want to do a few twist and turns with them using vibrations. I’ve started already using satellites as a form of verbal emotional expression on my IG and wrote a little on my website.. they are a rather profound piece of technology that cause different currents/emotions into our day to day lives) The Satellites will represent different frequencies that make different shapes; the vibration tone effect different part of our nervous system creating us to respond with emotions / like , dislike of sound. Plans to play different frequencies into the satellite dishes with paint like / ink like substance in the center and allow it to catch shape over time. (Have you every seen Dr. Emoto water experiment? Similar theory I’m building on but people are the water in my theory tho Im using the dishes to capture it) In hopes this will be live performance piece that becomes captured stillness by the end. It’s similar concept to Overtone-Shattering Silence…with plans to have 90 minutes of silence with the colors/ individual paintings I created..

Looking forward to sharing more as we approach fall winter.

More Arty Updates

A few more amazing art updates!!!

I finished the painting part Overtone – Shattering Silence. You can check the post below and my “current work” tab for more information on the series. As well as, all the recordings of this series of me painting , the healing properties of color and my own personal journey on YouTube and InstaGram . So, if you haven’t already, please follow, subscribe and show some love to me over there on those outlets.

Whats left to this series:

I’ve been working with a design team and they have fully met my expectation and imagination. A magic trick is what I wanted to make these pieces look like they were just floating on the wall; after a few meetings that’s exactly what they have done. The costumer services and and artfulness of my visual expectation has been phenomenal. (the photo here is the half size example)

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As you may of read in last post , I want this series to go to a few galleries before hanging in their forever homes. The owners are still able to purchase, however, the work will travel with me until the tour is done. Working on how this contract will look as the Overtone tour outline comes together. With that in mind.. One of the most important steps I’m still working on is how to ship them… I have a few place to go to now and will be setting these meetings up soon now that I have an example piece.

Gee gully am I excited for this part. As mentioned, I’m working with Sarah Corbett Photography. If anyone knows her work she has the most magical way of capturing exactly what your eyes/heart sees for you to relay-“the feeling” to the viewer in 2D portfolio. I’ve met with her and got to check out some book styles, cover texture , page shine and display. This brings so much joy to me. Its part of the way I can share about how colors are healing, express my life-healing journey and everyone getting the opportunity to have my work in their homes, businesses and share with family and friends. Oh so soon you’ll be able to order your copy through my website each one personalized of course.

Mural Updates!!!!!!

Also, mentioned in last post: I was invited by the lead designer Alice Mac at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital last winter to design 3 murals for their patient rooms. They are “i spy” inspired and the team picked the themes; Beach , Jungle and MO-Ill twist. I start these on July 22nd 2019 and can not wait. I’ve been painting them in my dreams(day and night). This isn’t of the style of work I typically do; However, Mac assured me I was the artist she wanted. My heart is always ready for the kids and/or the good of love. I’m thankful for my brothers Cbabi Bayoc guidance. He helped me understand and confirm all the steps that were best to take for this project; which gave me the boost of confidence to dig into the opportunity.

As you could imagine, I’m feeling good and in the extra feels of all the love, light and happiness. Self motivations/talks include: my dream board to stay focus when distractions try to rise – and telling myself to grind out until my lights out.

Further more as if that wasn’t already a lot…I have started my next two series of work. I cant decide which one should take lead yet… They both mean the most to me. They both dove tailing into deeper layers of my creativity that has been sitting side lines these last couple of years as I started and finish school and worked towards Overtone (which is like a graduation showing to me). One has a beginning and end, so to say and the other one can continue for the rest of me(these would be the satellites ; I also have a link to them on my website and have shared on IG but I want to do a few twist and turns with them using vibrations) So I’ll just work on both since they are so different… Looking forward to sharing more on these series upcoming as we approach fall winter.

I’ll be back to share more on Overtone shortly.

Arty Updates

My new paint pants…

A few amazing art updates!!!

If you didn’t know, I’ve been recording and sharing me painting , the healing properties of color and my own personal journey on YouTube. I created a channel..catchy name “Artist Ashli”. I also give away a “Color Study” each week on InstaGram of the color I’m working on (8inch round water color on paper that looks amazing in a floating frame/yes I need to update the shop with more). All you have to do to enter for free art is… comment on any of my IG stories. Yes, yes you can enter each week for a different color. So, if you haven’t already, please follow, subscribe and show some love to me over there on those outlets.

I just completed the color Black. This piece will be featured in my up coming series Overtone – Shattering Silence. 11 down 6 more to go! ( I wrote about this series in my March 4, 2019 post below. please, check it out). This series started off slow to me. I had such a huge learning curve when it came to recording, editing, producing, and so many etc’s. Nothing I have ever done before. Now, it seems to be flying by on so many levels, yet so many pieces of the puzzle to still put in place.

Whats left to this series run down:

I’m working with Regal Plastic(High performance plastic company) for my frames. The design team Jake and Dave are more then amazing. The costumer services and meeting my visual expectation has been phenomenal. I will be meeting with them this coming week to check out a couple prototypes. To say the least , I am very excited and can not wait to see them floating on a gallery wall.

I’m also, working with Sarah Corbett Photography. If anyone knows her work she has the most magical way of capturing exactly what your eyes/heart sees for you to relay-“the feeling” to the viewer in 2D portfolio.

With that, this will be the first series made into a book. I made a small prototype of a book which lead Sarah on seeing my vision and sent over a few prototypes that matched my vision. Again, to say the least, I can not wait and looking forward to moving forward with this.

As well as, I want this series to go to a few galleries before hanging in their forever homes. I want the owner to be able to purchase but to know they still travel with me until the tour is done. Working on how this contract will look as the Overtone tour outline comes together.

With that in mind.. One the most important step is how to store/ship them as far as packaging/wrapping/driving/shipping them safely goes. I have a few thoughts but haven’t gotten to the physical prototypes just yet, gotta get through framing first…

Further News…

I was invited by the lead designer Alice Mac at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital last winter to design 3 murals for their patient rooms. They are “i spy” inspired and the team picked the themes; Beach , Jungle and Saint Louis. I put a Missouri twist on the Saint Louis one, since kiddos visit from all over and their location isn’t technically Saint Louis City. They loved it and by the end of this summer I should be starting my first room.

I have few other plans/invitations up the sleeve and already looking forward to my next series of work. Yes , yes I already have three+ series out there in my head. I look forward to sharing all updates in my upcoming post.

As you could imagine, I’m feeling good and in the extra feels of all the love, light and happiness. Self motivations/talks include: my dream board to stay focus when distractions try to rise – and telling myself to grind out until my lights out.