Who's that girl? This is a picture of a girl in her early 20's who thinks she wants to be the Next Helen Hunt. At least that's what I told my then agent. This is a girl who would spend over a decade trying to find a balance btwn becoming very religious and being an expressive artist within the confines of trying to maintain femininity and not expose too much. This is a girl who spent years walking around NYC saying out loud "I don't have anything to say yet! What the heck could I possibly bring to this humongous intimidating city?" And then would spend over a decade in LA trying to fit into the smaller unforgiving screens. This is the face of a girl who always felt too fat and yet was undernourished and under nurtured until she found out there was a whole world of people in her own community/backyard who needed uplifting. And by lifting up others she in turn became lifted. This is a girl who "Found" herself so many times by writing and re-writing the same story in different ways set for the stage and then in a variety of tv show scripts and screen plays that never sold. This is a girl who wrote and produced and shot 4 pilots of all different kinds that felt like went no where. This is a girl who wanted so much to fit into someone else's vision of herself until she went back to what she loves so much-singing other peoples' words set to Music. This is a girl who still works her butt off trying to now balance being an Educator and an Artist. This is a girl who eventually became a woman and learned how to accept herself just the way she is and love and nurture herself even though she may have not been shown how. This is someone who now is writing a book on the subject and speaks about it all the time. This is a woman still in process who is about to embark on a journey back to the same city. The big City 🌃 which she thought chewed her up and spit her out until a year and a half ago when she realized that all of the above only made her stronger and brighter and shinier and more equipped to go back to her birthplace and tell more stories.
New York, New York, I'm coming for you. Can't wait to dance and sing on your streets and stages once again.
Один из завершающих этапов пошива этоц юбки - пришивание шлевок. Их я обычно настрачиваю мелким зигзагом.
Спереди и сзади сделала их парами, на мой взгляд так интереснее, а по бокам - по одной.
Any other perfectionists out there?! 🙋🏻♀️ I sometimes refer to myself as a recovering one (perhaps this is wishful thinking, but a Virgo girl can dream right?). Anyhoo, choosing a painting career has proven to be an interesting, frustrating, rewarding & ultimately “perfect” way for me to come face-to-face with some of these perfectionist tendencies. Because here’s the thing, no painting will ever feel truly done to me. My brain can pick apart every section ad nauseam. (Just ask any friend who has spent anytime in the studio with me). So it can be a challenge for me to share “in progress” shots of my work on here. On this platform that I appreciate most of the time, but one that can also feel fabricated & overly curated. Every perfectly edited square in its perfectly gridded place. Spoiler alert: no part of my painting process resembles perfection. In any shape or form (literally). It’s sketching & erasing. It’s mixing a color, applying it, realizing it’s a little too cool or too warm, mixing a new color, and re-applying. It’s drips and imperfect angles. It’s messy & real.
אני חושב שאני בדרך הנכונה! 🤛🤜 כל הכבוד לי 😁 #inprocess
A quick #wip
of Melanie 2/3
The next post will be the finished potrait❤
What do you think about the hair?😊