Been sober now for 15 months. I can say it has its perks. I don’t wake up in the bathtub wondering what I made myself the night before. I have on the other hand gravitated towards different things. Like being an adult who pays their bills on time. Studio time and work. I’m still that Pippy Long Stockings type, rough around the edges don’t forget with sauce on the side. I have grown a tougher calis through the years but I realize that maybe the more I see the truth in things even though as harsh as it may be I can start to grow in a different way then just push others towards the door. Being vulnerable is scary. Like I’d rather hide scary. I’d rather Play with fire, spiders, lions and snakes than be vulnerable.
I am going to start by asking different questions to change my beliefs about the world. Questions that create vision and support to others. Working on me being more aware and asking people in a the moment instead of thinking about it. Get messy in 2017.
Grandpa Grose was a cussing sailor whose favorite swear word was you fumble finger cock sucker. He would cuss and swear up a storm making his war models. I can’t say I entirely want to be more like him but I want to test out his roughness. He was a World War 2 vet. He managed the men of men he had to be tough. If you weren’t a brute you weren’t really a man. He learned a lot in 4 years than a man could learn in a life time.
See he was 6ft 4 maybe 5 but to me he was a giant. His hands were huge. So how in the hell did he make these models by hand many from scratch. The tiny little pieces the size of my 5 year old pinky nail. A real creative go for it kind of man. He has models he’s made across the country in museums. Crass & ballsy the type they don’t make anymore.
Friday the 13th is a magical day and number. Somehow the attraction to something others are afraid gives me this sense of ohhhh ahhhh. Naughty girl! Although digging deeper into the real meaning of Friday the thirteenth why does it have this power over the western culture. Freyja a goddess associated with love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death. The number 13 is considered sacred.
FRIDAY THE 13th
Join Jesy G and 4 other female artists for “karmic upheaval”! Ancien is a local bike shop accross from “woman made gallery” on Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL! We will have music and drinks available along with Art for sale. Come experience a group of delightful women and their creation.
Acrylic and marker on paper
By Jesy G
Painting on canvas
By Sarah Braden
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For the next month star Lounge will have my work up. If you have any inquires contact me at email@example.com.
Star is a rare Gem of Ukrainian Village. My favorite coffee shop in Chicago. Also showing different artist once a month. Shout out to Carter-Bob and Blu for making this happen. Special thanks to Dark Matter for all their hard work and Dank coffe. Seriously love you all.
When I’ve worked all day and need an extra Dank coffee. DM pulls through and I manage to get the work done I really cherish. Painting on glass!
Love you guys
Holidays are among us and if there is a original item your looking to get a loved one In House is the place. I’ll be selling some originals and some stuff in the 50$ range. Also don’t forget to come wearing your most hideous holiday sweater. I know I’ll be there in mine.
James Brown loved Christmas so much he even died on Christmas. So let’s make him proud.
I am moved by this years election by so many things. Ultimately I am stimulated by feminist action. I am looking at deeper ways I haven’t showed up fully as myself let alone show up as a powerful woman in this world. I have historically played small and stayed still at times out of fear. I have also fought for what I believe in and am still grasping what this next 4 years will look like as a woman if I stand still. It’s a rise for justice not only for Women but for many. If I see a hate Crime Then I will record and report. I will also do my best to step in with courage. If I see something that hurts me then I will speak up. If I am moved by something inspiring then I with say hell yeah!!! Its My Choice to Do or Stand Still!
With this political charge I can’t seem to stop drawing Vagina’s.
Yep that’s right Vagina’s. With this election I found myself unconsciously wanting to draw them. I was like shit I’m drawing Vaginas. Drawing them in all shapes and sizes. Plus all the colors on the color wheel. It’s a reflection of life and how different but yet still the same. I think of it as an ultimate love of self and self expression. As Women we create life. Vaginas are open and creation happens to come from there. So I am going to create as a woman who will do my damnedest to love and laugh and cry and scream and shout! Using all my self expression.
As Feminist Woman I have much to learn. Tap into my human potential and keep on doing it.
I wear a “safety pin” because I believe in the safety of fellow humans no matter what gender they like or the color of their skin or spiritual beliefs. I am a fighter. I Stand For Justice! I Am Woman! RARW!!!
Had such a great show at R Mona!
Set up a studio visit with me if interested!
Triangle of Life
Faces in the glass # 1
Planets part 1
Planets part 2
Faces in the glass part 2
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Show tonight come check out my new work @ R-Mona in Pilsen 1724 S Racine.
Bands will play around 8:30
-The Singleman affair
Come one come all
Special thanks to
Joe with R Mona
And all my friends and family