Scribbles & Strokes

“Me too” and a Culture of Fear

“Me too” and a Culture of Fear

[Triggor Warning] If you haven't heard of the "Me Too" campaign it is a movement started by Alyssa Milano in the wake of all of this Harvey Weinstein scandal. The goal is to draw attention to the sexual assult and or harassment women endure. This whole Me Too campaign...

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Put on Your Lipstick

Put on Your Lipstick

Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like I was running all day, hardly engaged with my thoughts, only thinking about the next item on the to-do list.   I had meetings in the morning, I was painting all day, I had taxes to do in the afternoon and I had a...

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Abstraction is all Around

Abstraction is all Around

  *Note * None of the works of art depicted from other artists were created with the intent to portray their counterpart in nature I point out. All works of art and photographs are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the ideas of the artists or...

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On the importance of color in your life

On the importance of color in your life

It is hard to imagine a life without color. The truth is we don’t all exactly know the colors that someone else sees. We all probably see colors a little differently, different shades, different tones. We know that color blindness exists and some people cannot see...

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Trying Out Genie Canvas!

Trying Out Genie Canvas!

I've been wanting to try this product forever. My biggest headache when shipping really large pieces of art is they can be so expensive, and you still run this risk of the piece being damaged or warped during shipment. Shipping art has caused more headaches and tears...

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Commissioning Art: Why and How?

Commissioning Art: Why and How?

That woven tapestry is a piece I commissioned from an amazing artist Woven by Willa Many times when people reach out for a custom commission they confess, “I’ve never commissioned a piece of art before,” as if that is something to be embarrassed about! Let’s turn that...

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Decorate Your Dorm For Under $50!

Decorate Your Dorm For Under $50!

Ahh college! back to the grindstone! Another year of new classes, new friends, new room, another set of expensive textbooks! But what if you could decorate your dorm room for less than the cost of one of your textbooks! That really puts this into perspective. Option...

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What’s the Deal with Art Shipping?

What’s the Deal with Art Shipping?

Shipping is the worst part of being in the art industry. I’ve shipped some pieces to clients where shipping cost more than the painting itself! WHAAAA?! That’s crazy talk. It is crazy talk, I’m fully aware. I have cried more about shipping than over anything else in...

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My Favorite Social Media Platform!

My Favorite Social Media Platform!

Pinterest is my favorite social media platform! What?!? You thought it was going to be Instagram didn’t you? Nope! Pinterest is far and away my favorite platform! Here are the reasons why I love it, why you should love it too, and why you and I should become Pinterest...

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Struggling with my “Artist” Identity

Struggling with my “Artist” Identity

All photos by Anna Mayer Photo One of the scariest and most embarrassing things ever is calling myself an "artist." When children are little, most parents don’t dream of their children becoming artists. Most parents would prefer their child become a doctor, lawyer,...

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Follow me, a Washington D.C. abstract artist as I tackle living in the city, the art community, staying creative, giveaways and more, all on the blog! Here you’ll find stories about art, color theory, abstraction, lessons I’m learning, amazing places, amazing people and more. I love collaborating! If you’d like to contribute to my blog, just pitch me your ideas. If you’d like me to guest blog for you, just ask! It’s always my pleasure! If you’re a reader, and there is a particular topic you’d like to see me cover, please either pitch the idea in the comments or send me an email! I’m always happy to write on topics of your choosing! Thanks for reading along, and if you like, don’t hesitate to share the love!