Our friends at @a_r_v_o are opening their new location this Monday. They are all about the small details like hand painted signs and lots of care in their craft. This custom copper rose color was mixed with @1shotpaints to match the natural stone counters which turned out really nice. // #hardwayeasy #alwayshandpaint
Something I made for a special friend's bridal shower ❤️ I'd love to do more things like this! Give me a shout if you need a super cute personalised gift for someone special!
I feel like I need an excuse to be painting in an outfit like this. To be honest, I had to rifle through my burning man clothes to find something scanty enough to create a post for the #30dayslutstagramchallenge .
This thing is sort of taking on a life of its own as each day presents me with another challenge to create something meaningful and interesting. Dressing like this and pointing a camera at myself also brought up all kinds of body image issues. I’ve been in and out of disordered eating and seeing since I can remember. My mom reports me announcing my first diet at the age of 8. I liked to think I had gotten past my body dysmorphic thoughts and feelings as I’ve aged, but pull out the small clothes and those thought patterns come out of the woodwork. I have never struggled with bulimia or anorexia, but as a Virgo I turned healthy eating into a disorder. I allowed my staunch diet restrictions to get in the way of my joy & social connections. Anyone else out there feel me on this🙋🏻♀️I can’t recall a time I was totally satisfied with my body, I think it’s wrapped up by the same demons that have presented the concept of “slut”. As women (I can’t speak for men) we’re always taught conflicting ideals of being: “don’t be a slut, but don’t be an ice queen either”, “have a nice big ass and a small waist”, “look flawless but not like you’re trying”.... the list goes on and on. What messages can you think of How do we unpack this Is it appropriate I am broadcasting this message from inside of an old Catholic orphanage
I’ve been working on the road this past few weeks, making my way to Oregon and Canada. (Thank you everyone for your suggestions and birthday wishes!) Today I’m heading down the coast, to the Bay Area for another in-store monogramming event on Sunday in San Francisco. Stop by the Away store tomorrow from 12pm-4pm, to get a piece of luggage custom painted by me. See you there! 👋🏻
So excited to share this mural we did for @steadfastsupplydc’s new location in @ballstonquarter!! We always love collaborating with badass boss ladies, and ESPECIALLY love it when it involves using metallic rose gold paint ✨
A huge thank you and congratulations to @denadadesign!! We can’t wait to come shop! #womenownedbusiness
Young Buck. The house cheese at MFC. A big blue made by the guys in Newtownards. Proud to call these guys my friends. Circles don’t sit too well in rectangles so I gave this one a belly...kinda like when you eat too much cheese. #bytmnr #signwriter #alwayshandpaint #tmnrmfc #keepitmouldy
Working holiday! All set up while I'm working the beer tent all day. Fortunately the mini was just the right size for the latest attempt at sign writing!