stick’n’poke tattoo

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i know stick and poke tattoos are quite controversial, but they’re an art form i’ve recently been working in. i have done several small tattoos on myself, but recently i got to tattoo a friend for the first time! it needs some touch-ups and i know i’m not a real tattoo artist, but it was a great experience, and my friend was so great about it!

 

it’s been a while!

i’m back! after dropping out of art school, spending a month in the netherlands, working in a museum all summer, i’m now enrolled in a museum and gallery studies program. i get to learn all of the behind the scenes work, and i’m constantly being exposed to new artists and new ideas. it’s taken me a little bit to get back into creating artwork, but keeping a daily sketchbook and being surrounded by creative people is a big help. below is a picture taken at the U of T gallery in Toronto.

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being an artist

when I was in elementary school and high school, I always believed that true art was realism and photo likenesses done in paint. I felt that the art I created wasn’t anywhere near good enough, but I ended up going to art school anyways because I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to study. I ended up learning so much about many different artists who created with such variety in their styles and mediums. Being exposed to all this different forms of creativity was an eye-opener for me! I was able to learn and experiment and create my own style. While I do not plan on having a career solely based on my own art (I would much prefer being a gallery curator), I adore having thisĀ freedom of expression and openness I can create within my work. To any high school students who feel like they’re not good enough at art to go to art school – go for it! It’s such a rewarding experience.