I’m back and leaping forward..

Looong winded update here. As you already may be aware, I’m back from my trip to Switzerland. That’s right, I finished school and now I’m a Practitioner in Color and Sound healing! I see clients on Monday’s at FLOAT Mid Town. Learn more about my practice and scheduling sessions here.

Ashli the Artist

I will always be an artist, one that is inspired (spoken to) by the colors (energies) and vibrations around me. This experience amplified excitement for the upcoming works. It’s also developed a significant amount of growth in my life journey. One of my largest goals in traveling around the world to Tama – Do was to dive deeper into a “heady” space of consciousness and to devolp a complete understanding of color and vibrations. On this journey, I naturally discovered my personal experiences with colors/vibrations. I was elated to see how this new expansiveness is allowing even further growth as an artist.

Ashli the Artist/Healer; Combining My Passions

As I came back home and began to finish pieces that I started before my journey. I’m placing them in new homes and prepare for upcoming showings, my heart seems to be on fire for growth.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I started posting about satellites. For two entire years before starting Tama-Do, I began using and transforming satellites as my canvas too.

I was generously offered reclaimed residential TV service satellites as a medium for my work. A divine light bulb went off and  I had a flood of  overwhelming feelings. “Its interesting how divinity works” “meant to be” “ears ringing” serendipitous kind of feelings. Admittedly, I’ve been an inspired soul for a long time; however , I began asking better questions. I a “what is life” kind of way. We should all be question things. How does life work? The egg or the chicken? I began to reflect on how satellites could have an larger meaning, metaphor and correlation to my journey with sound and color.

Ashli the Artist/Healer/Thinker

Looking back to when I was a child and seeing satellites. How will my family afford one some day? How much money does a person need? I wonder what people watch? Why are there so many on one building? The joy that I would get , the jealousy of wanting to be included. These thoughts, fantasies and questioning never ended. I’m sure growing up in the time technology was beginning to become rapidly growing allowed all this new space for analyzing.             As a growing young adult, I still questioned them by the ads that came in the mail, staring off at them while on the bus, in a car, walking, etc.   Why are they just left behind? Why are so many willing to invest their money into having service?  Why do some people believe everything they see as truth, instead of a one way of perceiving reality?  Why does one make sure they’re home in time for their favorite show?  Ever growing questioning with endless answers leading me more to the understanding of the “power of media” the “power of comfort” the “power of freedom” “the power of marketing” the never ending list and what this can mean for many people on many different levels.     I remember so clearly how  proud I was when I bought my very first TV and could pay for the cable in my first place. I constantly reflected on my Mom and the hard work she invested to get to me that point.  I discovered something I wanted and thought that I needed was often found left on.  Just as once before, a kid stuck outside, I would be on my porch watching the clouds go by or two birds gathering grass to build a nest. I eventually get rid of the cable. it turned out I never actually needed it.      Now, as an adult I choose not to have any cable, satellites or regular television in my home but never lost my curiosity about how it all comes together and it’s all fallen apart.

I’m lunging further into creating more works of art on satellites. I will continue tuning myself in and engaging with my loyal followers and newcomers with color and sound vibrations. I am so excited to express how these actions occur every moment around us and how impactful they truly are to our day to day lives.

Leaping forward

Check out the tab on my website that will take you directly to Satellite Art. Stay tuned for updates!

I plan to paint on these satellites just as I do on my circular canvas, inspired by colors, vibrations, past, present, future, love, relationships, media, politics, social movements, day to day life in my community surrounding areas, fantasies, and so forth.

I’ll also be creating installations! I want to add a new chapter to my work and its meaning and move it into 3 dimensions. I want the work to be  more immersive, visceral, relatable, thought and conversation provoking is my goal.

           

I look forward to sharing my growth and i invite to engage with me as often as would like using either Ashli.org or any of my social media pages.  If you’re new to Ashli.org WELCOME! I hope I’ve inspired you to look around your life and discover your own forms of evolution or art. As always, thank you for support.

Heading Back to California

Blessed to be heading back to school for 2 of 3 Level 1 Practionar Training.  As some of you may already know part of my schooling is in a Sound Garden in Malibu, California and the other is in the Mountains in Switzerland. I continue working on keeping my head up high and eyes forward on the journey. I’m looking forward to returning and sharing this experience of Colour Therapy with you.  Ive listed some general info on what Color therapy and Tama Do in this newsletter here. If you have any other questions or just want to share some stories with me please send me an email , etc. and Ill be happy to reply/listen.

@artist_ashli

Small Business Give & Get

Friday November 24th – Friday December 17th 2017

Buy a gift card from any location that is currently displaying my art and get that value off any painting.

FLOATSTL

Lulu’s Local  Eatery

Confluence Kombucha 

The Monocle

SPACE

(No gift cards available at SPACE however I’ll honor that value off from other GC locations.)

South City Art Supply

(Currently now work on display at SCAS however I’ll honor that value of a gift card value off from art at displaying locations.)

 

Get the rest of your BLACK FRIDAY shopping done in one spot full of talented locally owned businesses here.

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

Excited to be amongst so many talented local artist for the Cherokee Street 2017 Print Bazaar Saturday December 2nd. This is St. Louis’ Largest, Local, Handmade Holiday Shopping Event.

I’ll be sharing a table with Adam McBride at at “Bomb Door ” 3347 TEXAS.

Bomb Door is where you check-in and the first 200 people get a free PBC tote bag.

 

I’ll be a Live Artist @ Wall Ball

So excited to be a part of Wall Ball 2017 benefit for Artscope. Looking forward to painting live aside such talented artist! Make sure you get your tickets to check it all out.

March 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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What is Wall Ball? It’s an annual sensation that is one of the most unique and highly sought after art events of the year! Wall Ball gives the opportunity for art enthusiasts, patrons, and supporters to see artwork created live by some of St. Louis’ finest artists!

Wall Ball is a benefit fundraiser for Artscope (formerly SCOSaG – St. Louis City Open Studio & Gallery), a non-profit children’s arts organization based in Tower Grove Park. Wall Ball is the biggest contributor to Artscope’s operating budget, so that it may continue offering creative programs for St. Louis children to support our mission “to provide a safe and educational environment for children to explore the Arts and strengthen ties within the St. Louis”.

Artscope focuses programming on the creative process rather than an end-product. As a result, children are encouraged to think creatively and innovatively on their own terms, which will influence them to become the community leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.