Women are amazing. We are our own universe and we create. In a mother role, we are someones universe, we create from nothing...what a superpower. Kinda makes me feel invincible.
This piece was created in a recent period of deep rest for me. Fallow time. A sabbatical of sorts. An active refueling. A break from the hustle. A stretch of time from the winter solstice to the spring equinox wherein I did little else but rest, absorb, integrate and relax into myself. A time of dreaming. A time of invisible labor that is so essential to the creative process. This painting is a celebration of conscious relaxation. May you give yourself the gift of rest, as often as you need. It’s truly a radical act. .
24” x 24” x 1.375”
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
A chintz dream 🎀💕
Golden Girls Fine Art Print either on matte paper or canvas! 🌸❤️🌷
I see some new faces around here, so I thought I’d do a lil introduction post! Hi! It me — the hands and heart behind the flowers, butterflies, fruit, moths and truly bad jokes!
I live in Toronto with my partner and two dogs, and work in a studio that’s shared with lots of other artists — ceramicists, painters, designers, graphic artists, and even someone who makes guitars! I use she/her pronouns, and if you’re into astrology I’m a Taurus sun/Virgo rising/Libra moon 🌞⬆️🌙
Years ago I worked at Anthropologie making the displays inside the store and windows, so I love using lots of different materials to create my work. I’ve been working on paper botanicals for about 4 years, and everything you see here is handmade by me. One day I hope to have some company though! 😂
I care deeply about flowers and the humans who feel connected to them, and believe that flowers give us a way to share stories that otherwise might not be heard.
I also LOVE food, like so very much! My list of favourite foods is long and very detailed, (fresh baguette and butter is at the top of the list) and I bring snacks with me everywhere I go!
If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask in the comments! I’m working on a rose all day today, so let’s get to know each other while the glue dries!
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Happy moody Tuesday! ☔️ Lots of things are happening in my studio room, new ideas coming into fruition that I am so eager to share.
If you are waiting to hear back from me about commissions, I will be getting back to everyone this week! Thank you for your patience while I’ve been away for personal issues. 💕
Here is a lil 6 x 8” feather study done with sparkly duo-chrome paints so when that light hits those colours shine.
Available - $20.00
Tule tänä iltana esiin arjen usvasta, astu pieni askel eteenpäin, anna vettä itsellesi. Kuule samanaikaisesti lintujen lentävän korkealla, tee huomenna sama uudelleen. Kasvata tänä kesänä itseäsi pikkuhiljaa kastelukannullinen kerrallaan kohti sitä mikä olet kun olet elossa ja sinussa elävät uudet oksat.
Stella's Painting Adoption Agency - now open! 🏡💖 I'd like to find homes for my paintings rather than sell them. ✨ Who decides worth, why is there a longing in belonging, why is feeling like you belong the same word as being a possession In Tudor England, foreign gold coins were worthless as they didn't have the right monarch's face on them. They were still gold & shiny & delightful, but, no, said fancy people. Can't use them. C'est ridicule! I'd like the answer to be that we set our own worth & our own home. There's still a bit of hoighty-toighty-ness to overcome. But we're getting there. Things are better. 🌸 The role in continued expansion that I'd like to play is adding colour & happiness to the world with paintings. I'll do my best to make sure that every piece & extension of myself finds an appreciative home & is protected rather than has value/price dictated to it. Hopefully that'll ripple out. 💖 The doors to my Adoption Agency are open! (Literally, between 7/15 to 7/19 in Manchester, UK, at a pop-up in City Tower by Piccadilly Gardens! In the meantime, if you'd like to give a home to any piece seen on my feed, send a carrier pigeon & we'll pow-wow. 🐦 Or... squawk-wow For a % off adoption fees, you can subscribe to my newsletter at StellaLightheart.com - or ping over a DM with your email & I'll add you in! 🌟)
Hashie Attack 🔥.
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A study of two dogs, using a photo from Reddit Gets Drawn! I had a lot of fun observing the different shapes in the pitbull’s muscles and how they capture the light. I’m hoping to do more studies like this to improve my use of color and light in my illustrations.
Holbein Acryla Gouache on Super Deluxe Paper by Bee Paper
Day 83/100 of #100daysoffeelingmyfeelings
Anyone else just love to think and dream I live in my mind so much of the time that I often overlook the gifts and meaning of what’s right in front of me.
I know one day I will have that little nature house I’ve always dreamt of, but for now, I am here. In the suburbs of Denver, and there is so much to give and learn. I thought I’d come back from the trip to the coast itching for that slow sea life, but I feel more present and awake to life as it is.
Can you rest in the knowing that your dreams are on the way, and choose not to overlook what’s here right now My anxious mind always wants to think think think. Maybe for a while we can just be. Grateful for the lessons.
Surprise your girl with a bouquet of bananas...don’t blame me if she breaks up with you💛
DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES: I will be live painting with some seriously sexy artists on Saturday 24th August @cassart1984. Coinciding with an exhibition 19 Aug-1st September. Would LOVE to see you on 24th 💜 MASSIVE THANKS TO THE BRILLIANT @splinteredstudios FOR ORGANISING (and making this v snazzy poster). #sophiemillsthomasart #cassart #livepainting
Acrylic on Canvas
This guy is headed to his new home tomorrow. He is definitely going to be a hard one to let go. 💙🎷 “You Never Can Tell” 8x8” on Khadi handmade cotton rag paper. (Sold a few weeks ago during pre-release)
All of the lights all of the lights ✨🌈
Playing with new work this morning.
Going to try out a morning practice instead of fitting it in after the day job.
All my happy energy comes earlier in the day and kinda peters out in the afternoon 😴
When do you feel your most creative
Have a nice tuesday! 😊
People often ask if I painted this with innuendo in mind. 🤔 And the answer is truly, no. lol I like this eggplant simply because I enjoy them as a good meat substitute...I literally can not figure out how to write a caption about this eggplant without sounding sexual in some way…
I had plans to add more to this but when I looked at it this morning, it hit me as done! “Allow Yourself To Be Where You Are” 30”x 40” mixed media on canvas. Available for purchase.
Warm Winter Glow, 16”x20” Oil On Canvas is my partner’s favorite piece. I thought I’d post this totally out of season scene as a way for you all to cool off!
it’s finally summer weather in Denver. Time for tank top hiking, snow melt river wading, and the greener mountain scenes🏞
In a couple weeks @lurskii and I are camping at a gorgeous location and going full moon night hiking. I’m already drooling over the opportunity for inspiration coming my way! If you are following me- it’s likely that you’re into nature- so hopefully you all won’t mind me posting some of my travel and inspiration photos that I’ll be painting from!
As you may have read in one of my recent posts I am working with a local giclee printer to produce high quality artist prints and Warm Winter Glow will be in the first batch of six works that I’m printing!
Stay tuned for more info, pricing, and availability on my website! (Link in bio)