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"Sweet Awakening"
Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink, Colored Pencil
Finally complete!! “Sweet Awakening,” inspired by a photo of my grandmother right before she left Cuba.  She looked so much like a brave Heroine that I just had to paint her as something magnificent…a Queen of all rebirth, resurrection, and awakening.
My grandmother has always been an advocate for all life, especially birds.  
You may also recognize a certain creature in this piece…he’s been in one other painting of mine and he plans on making an appearance in most if not all of my paintings.  
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"Sweet Awakening"
Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink, Colored Pencil
Finally complete!! “Sweet Awakening,” inspired by a photo of my grandmother right before she left Cuba.  She looked so much like a brave Heroine that I just had to paint her as something magnificent…a Queen of all rebirth, resurrection, and awakening.
My grandmother has always been an advocate for all life, especially birds.  
You may also recognize a certain creature in this piece…he’s been in one other painting of mine and he plans on making an appearance in most if not all of my paintings.  
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"Sweet Awakening"

Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink, Colored Pencil

Finally complete!! “Sweet Awakening,” inspired by a photo of my grandmother right before she left Cuba.  She looked so much like a brave Heroine that I just had to paint her as something magnificent…a Queen of all rebirth, resurrection, and awakening.

My grandmother has always been an advocate for all life, especially birds.  

You may also recognize a certain creature in this piece…he’s been in one other painting of mine and he plans on making an appearance in most if not all of my paintings.  

This little guy was hit by a car near my house and I was lucky enough to have found him and at least give him some peace.  I decided to name him Lucky, when I found an excellent rescue group here in North Jersey, where I was able to bring him to for immediate care.  
Lucky didn’t make it past a day and a half, but the woman of “Avian Wildlife Rescue,” told me something very special that I won’t forget.  She told me, “Never think there’s no point in trying, when seeing an animal suffering and in need of help.”  
I’m grateful to have been able to save this little bird from becoming roadkill which is one of the most undignified and common results of injured wildlife.  
The moral of this story is, to listen to what that woman told me.  If you can help an injured animal, be there hero and stand up for them, no matter how small their lives are.
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Camera
iPhone 5c
ISO
800
Aperture
f/2.4
Exposure
1/15th
Focal Length
4mm

This little guy was hit by a car near my house and I was lucky enough to have found him and at least give him some peace.  I decided to name him Lucky, when I found an excellent rescue group here in North Jersey, where I was able to bring him to for immediate care.  

Lucky didn’t make it past a day and a half, but the woman of “Avian Wildlife Rescue,” told me something very special that I won’t forget.  She told me, “Never think there’s no point in trying, when seeing an animal suffering and in need of help.”  

I’m grateful to have been able to save this little bird from becoming roadkill which is one of the most undignified and common results of injured wildlife.  

The moral of this story is, to listen to what that woman told me.  If you can help an injured animal, be there hero and stand up for them, no matter how small their lives are.

We Beg to Differ – Robin Williams, Movie Theaters, and Michael’s Eyebrows | if not for reason.

Hey guys! I’ve started a podcast, “We Beg to Differ,” with my best friend and writer, Micheal Morelli. If you’re in the mood to listen to the soothing tirades of two rampant nut jobs, we’ll be posting a new episode each week.
We’ll discuss all sorts of topics from art, to science, to Micheal’s hairiness. Hope to hear from you guys!

Ginger Jess | K.O. Jewel

Its been a crazy couple of weeks beginning my MFA over at Marywood University. I met a lot of cool people and got to come home to an e-mail from the art/blog K.O. Jewel, asking if they could feature my work! I’m really flattered by what they had to say and it was really an awesome way to end my first year at Grad School : )

So here is the completed version (or what I was able to complete in 4 hours),of “Fluffy and Cruel, ” 9 x 12, acrylic on illustration board.
This was my first assignment in my graduate program over at Marywood University; conceptual illustration. Here, I little girl stands in a moment of distraction and joy as a tourist of Seaworld ( I used blue and yellow to signify Seaworld’s trademark colors). Behind her is the ugly truth connected to where her dolphin celebrities are from .
I kept the lighting on both the foreground and background separate as to isolate the girl and her plushy dolphin toy from the gruesome, bloody reality.
Now I can get some rest and gear up for another week

Away at my Marywood University MFA program studying illustration!
This was my first assignment which was to create a conceptual illustration about an issue that I was passionate about, of course there was no other option for me other than the Dolphin Slaughter at Taiji Japan and it’s gruesome connection to SeaWorld and other marine circuses.
Here ate the first stages of what I’ve done. I’ll be completing this tomorrow with more updates!

Nearing completion on my current painting, the face is almost completed then I have final details in the flowers, head band, and the honey…hoping to get this done before I leave for my MFA program this Sunday! #gold #queen #bees #braids #illustration #lowbrow #fey #gingerjess #goddess

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