This piece is called Miss Blueee, she measures 16 x 16 I made her in 2015, I used acrylic, pens, glitter and pencils.
How did you get into debt?
I got into debt because I really needed more money and I made an investment into a company that I thought was going to make me a lot of money so I made the mistake of skipping a few rent payments to pay for the investment. The business investment did not make any money at all and now my son and I are on the verge of ejection. I feel terrible about this, I feel like I am failing as a responsible parent. I am trying my best but I need help.
This piece is called Pretty Wings, I created this in 2014 while pregnant with my son, I used acrylic paint on a flat canvas board. I measures 16 by 16 inches on a flat canvas board.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I am living in uncertainty about my living situation. I had my lights and gas cut off before and the rent notices keep coming in. I received a text from my land lord today asking me to pay up. I am living in a rough reality and I try to escape through my art. I pray and ask for a miracle. I am applying for jobs, I am trying my best to stay positive but I am currently lost and don't know what else to do.
This piece is called a Warrior's Love, it measures 16 x 20 inches, I created it in 2015, I used acrylic paint and also used a gold leaf pen to create the background and highlights.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, I would have more time to invest in my art as I am currently looking for ways to pay back this huge debt that I owe my landlord.
This piece is called bloomed, I made it this year 2016, it measures 16 by 20 inches. I used acrylic paint and a gold leaf paint pen for a little highlight.