Day 25 • being a maker means • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ ... sharing the way you see and feel the world ... just moving the hand to get it all out, dancing, singing, dreaming, being, feeling *into* the body, being present with moments and taking it all in, learning to trust the friend that is time ... Thanks @joannehawkerfor hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 23 • hands at work • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ 🖌🎨 Thanks @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 22 • sketchbook + lists • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ I love this little @moleskine_world sketchbook and took it with me on a road trip. It was the perfect size for painting on the road! I also like pretty journals for lists and morning pages. 📚 Thanks @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 13 • work clothes • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ No matter how many things I assign to be my painting clothes, I tend to get paint on everything and almost always on myself. Who needs tattoos? Jk! This is a snap from my days @conartistnyc — Miss you all! Thanks @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 12 • packaging and postage • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ I haven’t sent many paintings through the mail so can’t talk much about postage, but I am really inspired by all the thoughtfulness around this topic. I also use plastic sleeves for packaging prints! 💌Thanks @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 9 • how it's made • #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ I start a painting based on a feeling or a need to move through something, I'm never entirely sure where it will go. I write my thoughts in my journal and then let loose in a painting. After the initial release, I pause and try to identify little lands. I move in between painting very detailed worlds and abstract expressions. Painting very detailed worlds becomes a meditation -- each dot and line becomes a being bringing life and love to a new area. Leaving something more abstract has allowed me to explore the idea of letting something just be. I also like to rework old paintings. Sometimes I gift paintings to friends and see the painting on their wall and decide I want to add something, so I'll ask for it back and add a new layer, like a new chapter to the story of our friendship. Thanks @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Day 2: •where• #marchmeetthemaker ♥️ I love painting anywhere and everywhere. I am not a realistic painter, but I enjoy trying to sketch out the essence of a place and often bring paints with me on hikes or beach days. Swipe to see some snaps of paintings in lovely places including our #sparklepartnerscampervanadventure. One of my favorite places to paint is @conartistnyc - this was my studio space for the last two years of living in NYC and I f-ing love(d) it. I enjoyed being around other people and seeing the adventures of their minds spill out into art. It's hard to believe, but I've been in Troy, NY for almost a year. While it was so hard to leave my friends (I miss you all), I love being closer to the mountains and learning about new animals (sheep!). Painting has been a space for me to release all of these feelings of change and new memories in the making. In my new home, I enjoy working on oil paintings on the roof, and of course, I still paint @conartistnyc whenever I visit. Thank you @joannehawker for hosting! #marchmeetthemakerkimtateo
Sunlight on watercolor, courtesy of my @bittermansaltco from @haydenleetaylor
Moving through a mood includes changing perspective... #vignette
Gradually, with each stroke and line I return to myself, which isn’t really a “self” at all. Rather an ocean of awareness. #wip
Adding a little more detail to this land. #vignette #wip
Close up of some new #wip for my November show @ilfarorestaurantandbar. Details to come.
Near midnight minis and something new in progress for my November art show @ilfarorestaurantandbar! #artworkbykimtateo
Something new in progress... can't decide if I want to keep this abstract or add details. Also I rearranged my studio and am loving it! #wip #artworkbykimtateo
Paint anywhere, paint everywhere.
Learning to work with the shadow side of things...
Reflecting on how to untangle the fear. This in response to the many things that keep surfacing.
A visual reflection on the reminder that when I listen to the rhythms of the Earth I am brought back to my own Heart. And in that space I can remember to hear art... This was after a morning of feeling a bit disconnected from my practice. 🌌🌊💙🌊🌌
Late night thoughts and cicada songs...
7 minutes of my brain -- for today's #morningpages I painted instead.
It's always bittersweet when my work finds a new home, but I am very grateful that these two lovely lands have new homes! I have tons of work available, so if you're interested in anything send me a message. Or I'd love to do a commission of a land just for you! 💌
The #detail of a #moment. My recent paintings have been really loose because I have been exploring ways to move from my mind into my body -- out of thoughts and into feelings. Away from to do lists and *into* everything -- feeling the heat; the fear; the rawness of missing; the air of possibility. #fromthoughttofeeling
As I remember it... #cranemountain
#loveislove ❤️💜💙💛💚 #pride
Send some snail mail love! These will be $20 at the @conartistnyc #postcard show next week! 🐌💌
Dancing light ...
This 9x12 painting on paper with acrylic, pen and watercolor is available for $35 (+ shipping). DM if interested! #artsale #originalart #originalartwork
Another sneak of this giant mess of a piece that has been taking over my kitchen. Truthfully I'm a bit stuck, but I'm hoping it will come together!
Another #vignette of this large piece that's taking over our kitchen, but it's starting to come together! Can't wait to share the whole thing! #process #wip #detail ... btw join me next Friday @lprnyc for my first @artbattle! #artbattle
Another #vignette of a large piece I'm working on... it's looking a bit too crazy to share the full thing, but soon. #detail #wip
Rooftop party #details. From a character, to a friend... meeting new neighbors while painting on a roof -- @rodeoactive @anashabc we all have to have a rooftop party soon!
Getting back into it...
The past month or so ... moving my way through it all.
New studio vibes... 🎨⚡️
Current mood ... #wip
Forgetting is remembering ... to be continued ...
Mood board. 📌
For everyone that's worried about the future of our children's hearts and minds, I encourage you to go out there and #volunteer. Be a mentor. Be a light! Help them, show them creativity, science, love and whatever you have to offer. There are many volunteer organizations out there! If you're in #nyc, I highly recommend @nycares. They have awesome projects with children. Personally, I take comfort in knowing that it took one vote to make this decision, meaning that all of the calls, protests, emails and care of people helped pull at the heart strings of those decision leaders. This tells me that we must keep going. #hearourvoice #betsydevos
Soul speak ...
Happy place 😊
This is how a human being can change: there’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves. Suddenly he wakes up, call it grace, whatever, something wakes him, and he’s no longer a worm. He’s the entire vineyard, and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks, a growing wisdom and joy that doesn’t need to devour. #rumi #nowallnoban #refugeesweclcome
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. #lrknost 💓
Moving through the bad news of today (on top of the sh*t from yesterday). Working really hard to keep my heart space open even though my heart is breaking for humanity and our planet. #nodapl
Working through some of the blues of today... #vignette
Getting closer with these ... not quite there yet, but ... thisclose ... (p.s. Moments after I took this, I realized I had resin in my hair... don't worry I think I got it out ...)
Moving in and out of worlds ...
Some botanical worlds in progress. I can't wait to reshoot all of these new pieces on my good camera! #wip
Exploring the layers of my inner landscape. More to come. #theworkisneverfinished
Moving through it. Literally. Sometimes I wish I wasn't such a feeler because in moments like this the pain is unbearable. My heart aches so badly and I'm afraid. It's difficult to navigate this uncertainty. But as a feeler I also know that joy will return in as long as I keep my light. So here's to letting our light shine brighter than the m-fing Griswold house. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 We can do this. The world needs your #love. #imstillwithher #election2016 #dontgiveup #electionresults #notmypresident #allthefeels