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Be a part of my dream exploring Alaska and making art! You'll get an original painting; I'll get to share my passion for nature w/ you!
Be a part of my dream exploring Alaska and making art! You'll get an original painting; I'll get to share my passion for nature w/ you!
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Postcard paintings from Alaska: share in my joy!

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This project combines my passion for wilderness and outdoor exploration with my inherent pull to paint and create, as well as my deep love and appreciation for connecting with others through old fashioned mail. 

5/29 update: buzzing with gratitude and excitement about the interest and support for this project has received, I've added a STRETCH GOAL! I'm hopeful that more people will be interested in a painting from Alaska, which would help support the purchase of a refurbished, 30x zoom point and shoot camera that I can take along in my backpack (my current camera is broken!) -fingers and toes are crossed and heart is radiating! I can't wait to paint for you!

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I have a really, really exciting trip coming up this summer where I'll be exploring national parks all around Alaska, with a culmination of three nights backpacking into the heart of Denali National Park. 

I thought it would be fun to share some of the majestic beauty of the last frontier to other parts of the world via unique and beautiful art that's yours to keep, and both of ours to share in joy. Win-WIN!!

Remember the feeling you had the last time you received a postcard or piece of mail from someone you really cared about? Perhaps they were a friend who you hadn't heard from in a while, or a family member. Maybe they lived the next town over, or maybe halfway across the globe. I know for me, whenever such a treasure finds its way to my mailbox, I get this feeling in my chest like my heart is about to BURST :)

Well, let your next postcard or piece of FUN mail come from me!! And it'll be all the more special as it'll be hand painted by me and maybe even collectible :)

So please, join in my dream! You'll get a piece of real art, and I'll get to share so much of what lights me up with you!

Risks and challenges

I'll be carrying my life around on my back for 10 days, so I'll have limited storage space in my bag for art supplies. I'll get as many paintings made in and mailed from Alaska as I can, and I'll mail the rest from home! Lots of unknowns - it's exciting!!

I also want to fully shift from "doing" to "being" while I am in Alaska (this is how I strive to show up in the world, regardless of where my feet are planted). This "being" could very well mean that I'm making lots of paintings - which I LOVE to do when I'm traveling. And it could also mean that I'm going on rugged hikes, paddling around glaciers, and cooking dinners around the campfire, developing new and meaningful relationships with people from all over the world - all experiences that fuel and inspire WHY I paint and create. Your piece of art will be a vibrant reflection of this incredible experience in Alaska.

I know there's no way I can fully comprehend the absolute awe of actualizing this dream I've had for years until I am fully in it.... and I am BEYOND excited to live it, and to feel it fully in my bones, through the wondrous lens of the artist.

Thank you for sharing this journey and this dream with me!!

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    Original black & white sketch on 4x6 postcard, inspired by backpacking in Alaska. High quality watercolor paper. Mailed straight to your doorstep.

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    Original watercolor painting on 4x6 postcard, inspired by backpacking in Alaska. Professional grade materials.

    If you're lucky, you might get a haiku, too :)

    First 10 will be postmarked from Alaska!

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    Original 5x7 watercolor painting, inspired by the Alaskan wilderness. Professional grade materials. Signed by the artist. Mailed with in protected envelope and ready to pop in a frame.

    Your painting may also include pen & ink, found materials, bits of poetry, etc - however I am feeling inspired.

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    Original 9x12 mixed media painting on watercolor paper, inspired by the Alaskan wilderness. Professional grade materials. Signed by the artist. Mailed in protected envelope and ready to frame.

    Your painting may include watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, charcoal, found natural materials, collage, bits of poetry, etc - however I am feeling most inspired.

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    An original painting on canvas inspired by my travels in Alaska!! 9x12 to 16x20 size range! This could be in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, or mixed media - it could be a landscape, animal-centric, dreamscape, etc! Let me know what's pulling you, or leave it completely up to me :)

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    All stops out, baby!! You'll get an original painting on canvas at least 30" square or 24"x36", inspired by my experience in Alaska!! This could be done in almost any media and the possibilities for the imagery are l i m i t l e s s! Let me know if you have an idea in mind that you'd like me to run with, or delight in being utterly surprised :) Local pick up only... (for now anyway!!) :)

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