Here’s ten things about me, what I like to do, and just generally how funny I am:
✨ I am a full time artist, emerging, Canadian, landscape, figurative (?), expressive... all that and ALL the colour.
✨ I’ve always been creative - for ten years I wanted to be a fashion designer then switched gears and eventually decided to be a painter. I’ve been actively painting and selling work since I was 17, so for almost eight years now (if you’re doing the math I’ll be 26 in June)...
✨ Which brings me to being a Gemini and I don’t know what that really means except all the memes got me so 🤷🏼♀️
✨ I play rugby for @lacruderugby with the best family.
✨ I also love cycling, running, and canoeing - triathlon this summer perhaps? (Before any corrects me yes I know a triathlon has swimming not canoeing. And I will float that swim length on my back tyvm)
✨ I’m big into growth mindset and seeing what I can achieve - one of the biggest things you can do for yourself in this regard is get an unshakable support group. Surround yourself with people who believe in you when you fail to. Correct your thoughts as fast as you can.
✨ I am amazing at scheduling, I am shit at making that schedule balanced. My current schedule focus is making large chunks of time for anything other than work, and being able to mentally disconnect from work.
✨ If I wasn’t an artist right now I’d love to be flipping houses! I love house work and making a place home - having a vision and seeing it come to life is really rewarding.
✨ Up until maybe two years ago I thought the “Mile High Club” was getting stoned on a plane 🤦🏼♀️
✨And the tenth thing I’d love to share is that I feel the most like myself than I ever have before! Some days are tough and I have to remind myself to grow gently, other days I am completely aligned and killin it. All days, I’m me.
If you know I can’t name ten things about you, go ahead and drop your fave fact about yourself in the comments so I can get to know you too!
Going way back to 2013! (Or 2014, I think?)
Styled by: @sovannyvu
Recently shot in a studio for the first time with a cool bunch of people. It was a bit nerve wracking to be honest but turned out to be a lot of fun. @courtneyhendo was so very helpful with the technical aspects of shooting with studio lights and his studio was such a great environment and equipped with everything you need. @hendostudios is a fantastic location whether you are looking to do your first studio shoot or are an accomplished photographer in that environment. I highly recommend if you are in San Diego to go check it out!
Make up @makeupbyireneestrada
| POLLUTED / air pollution |
Over 90% off the world’s population lives in places where air pollution is above WHO guidelines.
What have you done for the world?
- ”For as long as I can remember we’ve been talking about environmental issues and global warming. Throughout my childhood we’ve discussed about this in school, news or within the parlament. I’m nearly 25 years old. I feel like nothing has been done to halt the global warming. In 2014 I decided to go vegan, for the environment - alone.” Through the series POLLUTED I want to highlight some of the issues we face in the world every day. I want to reach deep within the viewer. Therefore I chose to illustrate these issues with a human instead of an animal, in regard to the belief that it’s easier to sympathise with a human.
Many thanks and a lot of love to my amazing team! Thank you for making my vision come true!
photographer: Ellen Simone / #ellensimonea
mua & hair stylist: Anna Engvall / @engvallartistry
model: Sally J / @sally_jonsson / @mikasstockholm
published: Institute Magazine / @makeupmymood