About

I am an artist.  

Outside of high school art classes I have had no formal education.  I grew up drawing the things in my head.  I entered many drawing and coloring contests (and won) when I was young.  Free McDonald’s for my family with my art!  It made me proud to be able to give my family something substantial with my art.

I create art based of my experiences and feelings. I create art visual metaphors and using abstract concepts.  I like to visualize the answer to questions that pop into my head.  What does anger look like?  What is the limit of things you can tell someone with flowers?

I prefer painting and bright colors.  My favorite method is acrylic painting, as it is fairly inexpensive and quick to dry.  I also enjoy inkwash painting.  It is similar to water color, but it is permanent once dry.  This keeps the colors from getting muddy, and I can play with layering.  I have many other mediums available to me, but I prefer acrylic painting.

In the past I have created art mostly for myself.  Recently I started meeting successful artist.  I realized that one of my dreams, turning my art into something more that just something to hang on a wall or put in a closet.  I can meet people, experience more and different things, create art and share it with others, maybe earn enough to support more art.

I have recently chose to peruse the artist lifestyle full time.  I do commission work as a freelance artist.  This allows me to paint things of my choosing as well as expand my skills by creating things for others (and getting paid for it!)

In addition to creating art I enjoy walking in parks and cemeteries, quite places.  I read a wide variety of books, play table top games (Gloom for the win,) and watch movies (mostly horror movies and foreign films.) 

Dualing Lighthouses

A painting I did for a friend. It came out darker than anticipated but the mood in the painting is perfect. I need to work on clouds more…

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  1. Hi carissa… You come over very excited about life, I love it…. and your blog… Thanks for coming to my blogpost and liking my answers on Project O… Is this the start of a great friendship… I going to enjoy popping into your life now and again to read about your experiences…

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      • Aww thank you 🙂 if there’s anything in particular you would like to see on the blog let me know! It’s lovely hearing from readers and making creative blog chums x Katie (ps your inky doodles are lovely to x)

      • Thank you ^_^ It is tons of fun hearing about art in different parts of the world. Random things like the scarcity of Copic Markers is so nice to hear about. The things that impact what you do and how you do it.

  11. Hi I just came across your Blog through OM reblog for your post! I am an Artist Designer and my Art evolve and extends in different mediums. I design unique Jewelry inspired by nature, I also love painting with watercolors, Digital Art, Photography, drawing and more… I follow you now! I would love for you to check out my Blog and I hope you will enjoy it! 🙂

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