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#myofficefortheday wouldn't it be grand if all us artists did all day was just create 😳 #artistlife #entrepreneurlife tho I usually hate #allthingstech excited to build my #youtubechannel #mdferrera with more videos of #moga #theartofmoga variations and the #art that inspired it and that it continues to inspire, there will be #timelapsevideos of #worksinprogress , bringing it all together #stretchroutine + #artherapy = #healthymindandbody ... #overflowofideas no shortage of ideas here, just hours in a day #moreespressoplease #workingartist #figurativeartist #artisthealth #sdart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
because I feel like it, special discount on this sexy set of #originalart on #woodcoasters #artforsale $45 plus shipping, till Friday 11/16!!! Perfect #accessory #pairing for #pokertable #pokernights or just a subtle way to say, hey πŸ’‹ when putting your glass down 😝DM to purchase! . . #customart #freehanddrawing #coloredpencildrawingonwood #ladyinred #figurative_art #nudeart #eroticart #contemporaryart #sdart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
finito! had a lil fun adding color to this empty and ready for a new home #winebox #artforsale #someoneneedsarefill $150 + shipping DM if interested or to place your #customart #originalart #artonwood @mdferrera #figurativeartist #imperialbeachartist #sdart #shoplocal #supportlivingartists #mixedmediaonwood #originalart
Day 2 @artsandiego_ ...workin live on this beautiful wine box, provided by my momma, sanded the label and starting from scratch... #someoneneedsarefill 😝it'll be done by the end of the weekend! DM if you can't make it here and want it 😘 mommy n daddy are ready for tonight's, Collectors Party! Weee! . . @mdferrera #figurativeart #pencildrawingonwood #mixedmediaonwood #sdart #imperialbeachartist #artsandiego2018 @delmarfairgrounds
such a great way to get us started...breakfast, pep talk and some more tips for a successful show before we started setting up this am! I just can't say enough about my backbone @publicpolicy2002 my supportive man who took off work and is now driving back to pick up #lilmissthang from school while #mommaartist works this Opening Night sponsored by UBS #letsdothis . . . @artsandiego_ Booth 533 @mdferrera #figurativeartist #sdart #imperialbeachartist #pencildrawingonwood #mixedmediaonwood @delmarfairgrounds
#downtothewire mapping out #lastminuteswitches printing labels #taps checking off almost everything on my to do list except for some #girlmaintenance 😝 maybe a lil #mommydaughtermanipedis tomorrow? Otherwise working on my bullet points and tryin to shake this congestion & #mynerves 😳 also last few days to get at me for complimentary epasses! @artsandiego_ here we come!!! . . . Booth 533 @mdferrera #spotlightartist #artsandiego2018 @delmarfairgrounds #figurativeartist #pencildrawingonwood #mixedmediaonwood #sdart #imperialbeachartist
started today's #afternoonartsession with a quick #greensmoothie (kale, apple, mango, banana, plain Greek yogurt) and #tofusticks I made last night, and then got busy... #productiveday wire hung and sealed one piece and surprised myself finishing up with my signature a bit bigger this time for #largescaleart #grit &grace for @artsandiego_ weee!!! Now for the next round of mural sketches and figuring out what to bake for my (free) workshop #moga #theartistsstretch attendees this Saturday Oct. 13th from 1-3:30 pm @todomending1805 @1805gallery .... #decisionsdecisions #ilovemyjob #busymeisahappyme #garagestudio days #imperialbeachartist #sdart @mdferrera
no more teasers till @artsandiego_ just finishing up #grit &grace and #thirtyseven #largescaleart in the #zoom series #beautifulcreatures for their unveiling and working on my booth layout, tags #taps bullet points, signage, packaging, square/quick books, oh yea #maybealittledressshopping for the Opening VIP/Collectors nights πŸ˜πŸ’„ btw please direct message/email me if you'd like complimentary passes! #artsandiego2018 #wylandcenter @delmarfairgrounds Oct. 18-21st Booth 533 @mdferrera #figurativeartist #drawingonwood #custombuilt #woodpanels #cradleframe #woodburnedframe #imperialbeachartist #sandiegoart
last little details otherwise #mirror is ready to be sealed and packaged for its final unveiling @artsandiego_ really enjoying working with #softpastel #mixedmediaonwood and #freehanddrawing #largescaleart I can feel each curve and muscle #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #womenartists #womendrawingwomen #selfportrait in the #zoom series of #mommaartist #balance #artlifelove #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist #artsandiego2018 @mdferrera
#burnonedown ...rather a few into the afternoon... . . . #whileshesatschool #afternoonartsession in #myhappyplace #garagestudio #mommaartist #woodburning #custommadesignage and little mini pieces in preparation for @artsandiego_ the full list of artists/galleries is now on their site! DM me for complimentary tix! #imperialbeachartist #sandiegoart @mdferrera
Imperial Beach is all about art. We have IB’s own @imperialbeachdad painting our windows today. Make sure to stop by and check out our IB/laundry theme. . . . #imperialbeach #imperialbeachart #imperialbeachartist #sandiego #art #chulavista #coronado #laundry #laundryservice #washandfold #washanddry
able to squeeze in a lil #beachstretching playing with #moga #theartofmoga #theartistsstretch routines for upcoming workshop @todomending1805 on October 13th 1-4 pm free workshop #imperialbeachartist #lifeloveart #mommaartist @mdferrera
thought I had a great flow goin yesterday as I added more #softpastel layers to #grit &grace 48x48in. #largescaleart ... but on our way to school this am #lilmissthang and #elefante had some critique for me πŸ˜‚ #magurl #peanutgallery #shesontosomething little does she realize mommy hasn't worked with soft pastel in eons...happy Friday! . . #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #mommaartist #myhappyplace #garagestudio #imperialbeachartist #sandiegoart @mdferrera
it ain't struggling, if you're lovin the hustle ...give me an hour and a blank piece of wood... #anothernewpiece 12x12in. #freehanddrawing #pencildrawingonwood #watercoloronwood #mixedmediaonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #drawinghands #moneymoney #workhardplayharder quick study for the #zoom series #beautifulcreatures inspired by a photo/post of one of the first artists I met and who exemplifies #jackofalltrades #artistdad #hardworker @thaddeusdubois hope you don't mind, but this popped out at me #artistsinspiringartists break from #largescaleworks holed up in #myhappyplace #garagestudio #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
did not take enough photos at last nights #artopening of #erotic and #sensual #artexhibition @theingallery was too in the moment admiring the art and great conversations with new faces and old @wes.chester.artist ima take you up on ur challenge πŸ˜‰ and just always a great crowd, vibe, music and art!!! . "For every 1 painting on the walls, there's a 100 that didn't make it." - @negulescufineart . #eroticart #thenudefigure #nudeart #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #barrioartcrawl #barriologanartsdistrict #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
TONIGHT @theingallery #erotic and #sensual #artexhibition #artopening ...for some strange reason, some people think creating #nudeart #eroticart is to shock...for artists our nudity is our process, we share in hopes to break taboos and gain comfort and confidence in #whoweare #embraceitall I'm so proud of these works and even more appreciative of @negulescufineart for having these never shown before works alongside artists I respect... from 6-10 during the #barriologanartcrawl hope to see you there!!! . . #1plus1makesthree 16x20 #easybreezy 24x24 #bubble 12x24 #spike 12x24 . . #pencildrawingonwood #freehanddrawing #mixedmediaonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #womenartists #womendrawingwomen #thenudefigure #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
ok social media land...I have this beautiful wine/photo stash box, raw, sanded and ready for art! There is no shortage of ideas here but please let me know if you'd like this beauty with custom art on it! PM me or email: mflife9@gmail.com for pricing and shipping . . . in the meantime, I also just put out my fall 2018 newsletter with some big announcements, upcoming exhibitions, workshops and new art: https://mailchi.mp/a13f74c22be9/mdferrera-fine-art-fall-2018 . . #productivedays for #mommaartist with #lilmissthang at preschool #artlifegrinding #imakeshithappen #norestfortheweary #everyminutecounts #garagestudio #imperialbeachartist #figurativeart #pencildrawingonwood @mdferrera
taking advantage of #magurl sleeping late with some coffee and catching up on #writing filling in her #babybookjournal #letterstoher #journaling ... tomorrow #anothernewadventure for both #meandavaavaandme Pre-School for her, more #fulltimeartcareer #drawingsessions #garagestudio #entrepreneurlife #timetomakeshithappen for this #mommaartist #lifeloveart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
sealing one, building custom cradle frame on a new 24x24, yes those are weights...damn clamps broke in the move, anyone want to donate extras? Or just add to the next HD wishlist! . . another day in my #garagestudio #mommaartist #productiveweek #artlifegrinding through the weekend, where/when I can and lovin keeping busy and ready to tackle my growing list of pieces to start! #imperialbeachartist #pencildrawingonwood #figurativeart @mdferrera
is the juice worth the squeeze? time to find out! this week I put my #biggirlpanties on and made an important decision #artadventures sometimes we are grace and sometimes it's time to lace up the kicks! #takingrisks big announcements really, really soon!! Ahhh!! grateful for advice and encouragement from #lubinlove #fellowartists #artcommunity #supportivefriends . . #mommaartist #artlifegrinding in my #garagestudio #myhappyplace #girlcave #sheshed for lots of #drawingsessions this week! #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
#mylilartassistant finally getting around to seeing mommy's painting...trying to grab mommy's pencil, counting the #butterfliesandcaterpillars and trying to pick the flowers #magurl after a rough week #mommaartist sigh of relief watching her interact with art πŸ’• . . . #chasewallmural #mywishforyou #imperialbeachmurals #ibbeautiful #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
finally blocked off #drawingsession #whiletheysleep been so excited to start #mybiggestartwork 4ftx4ft had this idea brewin but find myself staring and wanting to switch ideas/canvas around.... #blankcanvas #drawingonwood #chalkbasethistime #tryingnewthings #neverendingexperiments #custombuilt #cradleframe credit to #mylilartassistant for helping me measure and wood glue #garagestudio #imperialbeachartist #figurativeart #sandiegoart @mdferrera
just a rewarding and feel good day #rockthewalls bike tour of #imperialbeachmurals with my first #bikegang 😝led by @mark4ibcitycouncil and @serge4ibmayor never felt so welcomed and comfortable and just love that this is where Ava will grow up.... . . . #chasewall #muralart #mywishforyou off Palm Ave. between 11th @ Florida #ibbeautiful #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
meet the #rockthewall #muralartists tomorrow for the mural Bike Tour starting at 3pm @scoreboardbarandgrill ... can't wait to see them all complete!! . . #imperialbeachart #ibbeautiful #digib #muralart #streetart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
after 7 days, hours in this crazy sun and heat, ants in places they shouldn't be...I'm done and so proud of myself, not just because this is the first mural I've done in years, not just because I'm new here, or that it's the biggest mural I've ever done, but because it was bigger than myself, the giving volunteers that helped, the connections with strangers and locals...I hope this shows her that #artisneeded #artheals #artgiveshope #lifebreedsart baby gurl, this is for you, #mywishforyou to see the good in this world...and for us #thethreeamigos and the insanely warm welcome into our new #home #imperialbeach . . . #chasewallmural off Palm Ave. between 11th & Florida #imperialbeachart #muralart #rockthewallseries #femaleartists #imperialbeachartist #mommaartist @mdferrera
thanks to nonna & nonno, #mommaartist able to bust out 8 straight hours of #muralart today, was on such a roll, i missed the sun setting and forgot to take any photo/video ... this one will have to do before I go ahead and clean these brushes πŸ˜‰but first a shower...the most rewarding feeling to wash away layers of sweat, sunblock, dirt, paint #myhappyplace #handsarebusy #ilovemyjob #artlifelove . . . #imperialbeachmurals ##mywishforyou #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
#sundayfunday #workhardplayhard #muralart with friends @jessicat623 ...stop by Chase alley wall off Palm Ave. between 11th & Florida...be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #mywishforyou And mark your calendars Aug 11th 3pm for the #rockthewallseries bike tour of #imperialbeachmurals where we'll end up @redhousekitchenib . . . . #imperialbeachmurals #ibab #ibbeautiful #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
...more layers, details and bricks painted today thanks to more volunteers, artist friends @elie2us @thaohuynhart and a few kids from Mar Vista Academy on their way home from school!! just a week to finish for the #rockthewallseries bike ride to see all the murals, for more info check out #digib #ilovemyjob #muralart #ibab #ibbeautiful #imperialbeachmuralart #imperialbeachart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
take a 100ft walk with me ... #muralart #rockthewallseries #imperialbeachmurals #womenartists #imperialbeachart #ibbeautiful #ibba Chase bank alley off Palm Ave. btwn 11th & Florida, taking a day off after 3 full back to back days in this sun, but I'll be back at it on Friday, come out to help finish painting the bricks and bring the kids, I'll have a step stool for them ;) otherwise, snap a pic with the ladybugs 🐞 and hashtag #chasingthesun Thank you IB for the warm welcome! #ilovemyjob #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
and last but not least... ...we cannot move forward until we deal with our past, our mistakes and losses, grieve them, accept them, learn from them, embrace who we are and who we are not... #puttingthepastbehind 24x24 inch with a 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #pencildrawingonwood #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries #selfportrait #moga #theartofmoga #artistjourney 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist #artlifelove
all sorts of humbled, giddy and rockstar vibes from this rocking crew of volunteers #thisishowwegeterdone #ittakesavillage to crank out a 100ft long mural!! And this #imperialbeachcommunity #ibab is incredible! Got to meet so many locals and important but high energy people, @mark4ibcitycouncil your energy and love for IB is infectious! Thanks for your enthusiasm and warm welcome! But I could not get this done without the help of some #girlpower #femaleartists @zorina_crossfit @g.babeyy and shoutout to sherry, Dave, manny and of course Todd!!! πŸ’• go check it out and help make sure it doesn't get tagged! #rockthewallseries #muralseries #muralart #imperialbeachart #ibbeautiful #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
this jersey man, #bonjovi crooning, easy smile, sizzle chest that comforts tight with enticing #lubinescence ... . . #inthesearms 24x24 inch with a 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #pencildrawingonwood #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #beautifulcreatures #malemuse #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries #moga #theartofmoga #artistjourney 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
happy birthday to me...a 100 ft. wall to paint! Starting tomorrow Monday July 30th come say hi, or volunteer/help paint some spots that I'll tape off (retaining wall in the alley between 11th Street & Florida Street at the north side of Palm behind Chase bank) I'm so incredibly excited and grateful to Todd Stands and #ibartscommunity @imperialbeachsd for their goal to beautify this awesome beach town I get to call #home . . . #backtomyroots #largescalepainting #muralart #rockthewallseries #imperialbeachartist #mommaartist @mdferrera
cliches are cliches for a reason, rather than be embarrassed by them, at 37 I'm finally accepting and embracing that cliches really just mean #wearenotalone ... . . #releaseme through #archery and I am #reachingnewheights . . all three 24x24 inch with a 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #pencildrawingonwood #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries #moga #theartofmoga #artistjourney 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
living on my own in a new place, as fun as it sounds, when you're new with no job, no friends or family close by, and no direction...at times, okay, a lot of times, was a bit draining, exhausting, scary, I'd have bouts of panic attacks, anxiety...after having to pull over to the side of the road to dry heave, I realized I had to change something....I was driving north to house/catsit for my sister, it was her cat that got me stretching and what now has become my lil brand #moga #theartofmoga ... this self portrait #thedeeperidive was capturing the sense of importance to my physical well being and the need to stretch, finding it satisfying and helping my body physically heal and tire out my insomniac/nightmare filled head before hitting the pillow at night... . . the deeper I dive 24x24 inch 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #pencildrawingonwood #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries #artistjourney 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
though #fragilehope has been shown several times it hasn't yet found its home and I'm ok with that...it's one of those that continues to be that piece I see when I'm feeling a bit broken...this was the biggest #pencildrawingonwood I had done at that point (in 2010) drawing on my bed at my moms house in NJ after moving back in (yet again) broke and broken by failed love, no motivation to get back into the work force after being laid off, no direction (the idea of moving West was still not a thought at that point), I was just kinda skatin by, drawing over 60 hours, 3 mechanical pencils out, with nothing but hope....a very fragile hope of something more... . . 24x24 inch 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #bamthegram #world_of_pencils #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
true to how I felt that spring/summer of my 30th birth year, an ode to one of my favorite movies/characters #lotr #gandalfthewhite that I watched repeatedly and tribute to my #flinstonefeet from miles of barefoot walking, as I embarked on the unknown #artistjourney . . . #thedeepbreathbeforetheplunge #pencildrawingonwood 24x24 inch 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
#thesepartsareachangin #flavors series is from a #selfportrait photo I took when I first moved out west... a blown out, blurred photo of my freshly sunburnt skin under growing leg hairs, ahh those single days letting #maintanance go πŸ˜‚ going for 10-12 mile barefoot beach walks, not recognizing what town I was in and no real care, getting lost in conversation with strangers, a book bag with snacks and water, and my camera...I took this photo when I came home from a beach hike that I realized halfway thru I dropped my flip flops somewhere, oh well! it seems these #flinstonefeet do come in handy! That night after a long hot bath I breezed past the mirror, "is that me? I like this me" took me 30 years to say that... . . these parts are'a changin #pencildrawingonwood 24x24 inch 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #wirehung on back $945 (shipping additional) . . #originalart #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #fgartcollective #bamthegram #femalenudeart #femaleempowerment #womeninart #womenartists #selfportraitseries 37% discount running through August 1st, direct message/email @mdferrera #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist
birthdays always bring on #theneedtopurge and as an artist that feeling is #quadruplified #timingisfunnylikethat ... the #flavors series was created just as I was finding my flow in art, love, and my (non)direction, peaking around my 30th bday ... with my 37th Birthday around the corner, as I get deeper into this #zoom series of new muses and projects, I'm #readytoshedthelayers offering a special one-time 37% discount from now until August 1st on all posted images from flavors series, all are 24x24 inch with a 2 inch wide #custombuilt #cradleframe #pencildrawingonwood $945 shipping additional . . #thesepartsareachangin #thedeepbreathbeforetheplunge #fragilehope #thedeeperidive #releaseme #archery #reachingnewheights #inthesearms #puttingthepastbehind . . #nofilter #pencildrawingonwood #originalart #artonwood #figurativeart #contemporaryfigurativeart #selfportrait #mommaartist #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera direct message/email for inquiries
#layeruponlayer but finally getting back into this one, never wanna get too behind πŸ˜‚sorry, delirious #lateniteartsession for this overtired #mommaartist but feels good to #freehanddrawing #pencildrawingonwood #artforme lotsa mommy play during the day with #lilmissenergizerbunny tho tired I look forward to this #garagestudio time #myhappyplace . . . . . #theartist 2ftx3ft #pencildrawing #originalartonwood #zoom series #interestingcreatures #selfportrait @jaredblacklazer #figurativeartist #contemporaryfigurativeart #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
adding to my batch of work that will be available @havengoldenhill starting TONIGHT 6-10 pm for the #enchantedforest #artopening this #mommaartist looking forward to making #artnight a #datenight come say hi and check out their incredible store of #vintageclothes #vintageaccessories #fineart and more!! . . . . . #beautyliesintheeyeofthebeholder 3x5 $50, #inahiddenplace 6x8 $100 #pencildrawingonwood #mixedmediaonwood #contemporaryfigurativeart #figurativeart #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist @mdferrera
Oh yeah, just picked up this beautiful 48x48 #woodpanel and stocked up on more 24x24 pieces for #largescale #pencildrawingonwood in the #zoom series...might see one of these @sparksgallery #harmony #artexhibition late summer! love the feeling of #newideas and the smell of #freshcutwood . . . . . #artlifegrinding #sandiegoart #imperialbeachartist #garagestudio @mdferrera
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