lacigreen:

lacigreen:

new vid babes!  SHE ASKED FOR IT.

here are the many reasons why "what was she wearing?" or "you shouldn’t have taken nude pics!" are dumb things to say.

sooooo facebook removed my post of this video because it’s “inappropriate” and “violates the terms of service”.  HOW?  CUZ THERE ARE LITERALLY FACEBOOK PAGES DEVOTED TO SHAMING RAPE VICTIMS AND NEONAZI SUPPORT GROUPS AND PEOPLE ABUSING ANIMALS AND YET IT’s TALKING ABOUT VICTIM BLAMING THAT’S “INAPPROPRIATE”?  

i just can’t.  i’m pretty sure this was a targeted attack.  thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my youtube channel.  you are so important to me.

Tomorrow night, I will be part of an art auction on the theme of “Home” to raise funds for Community Dinners’ first affordable housing unit. Community Dinners is an amazing organization that provides weekly free dinners throughout the Seattle area and is now also aiming to provide affordable housing for those in need of a home. Check out the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/634923663271991/I donated the piece “Fairmont Park” for the auction. Here is more about the piece: When I was small, my parents would take me to the ponds of Fairmont Park to throw bread for the ducks, to run wild in the grass, to swing on its swing sets. Those are sweet memories from my home. In the winter of 2010 my aunt, who had been homeless for several months, was raped and killed in Fairmont Park. The park became a stranger to me, the outline of its tree ominous. How can I reconcile these opposing memories of beauty and horror? On the canvas, like in memory, they collide. They fragment. They don’t reconcile, but repel from one another. What happened to my aunt haunts me. To invest in a program like Community Dinners that is focused around providing a safe and kind space to enjoy a meal as well as a safe affordable place to live, helps prevent violence/exploitation of those most vulnerable in society. Making the effort to make this world a safer and kinder place, that is what makes it possible for me to hold onto hope.

Tomorrow night, I will be part of an art auction on the theme of “Home” to raise funds for Community Dinners’ first affordable housing unit. Community Dinners is an amazing organization that provides weekly free dinners throughout the Seattle area and is now also aiming to provide affordable housing for those in need of a home. Check out the event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/634923663271991/

I donated the piece “Fairmont Park” for the auction. Here is more about the piece:
When I was small, my parents would take me to the ponds of Fairmont Park to throw bread for the ducks, to run wild in the grass, to swing on its swing sets. Those are sweet memories from my home. In the winter of 2010 my aunt, who had been homeless for several months, was raped and killed in Fairmont Park. The park became a stranger to me, the outline of its tree ominous. How can I reconcile these opposing memories of beauty and horror? On the canvas, like in memory, they collide. They fragment. They don’t reconcile, but repel from one another. What happened to my aunt haunts me. To invest in a program like Community Dinners that is focused around providing a safe and kind space to enjoy a meal as well as a safe affordable place to live, helps prevent violence/exploitation of those most vulnerable in society. Making the effort to make this world a safer and kinder place, that is what makes it possible for me to hold onto hope.

A bit of belly.

A bit of belly.

There she is. I’m starting to get her, slowly. Through nights of painting sessions that oscillate between frustration to ah-ha’s. That is the nature of painting. Sometimes you feel you have nailed something, then back away to find it contorting before your eyes. Not quite right. It is a beautiful hunt.

There she is. I’m starting to get her, slowly. Through nights of painting sessions that oscillate between frustration to ah-ha’s. That is the nature of painting. Sometimes you feel you have nailed something, then back away to find it contorting before your eyes. Not quite right. It is a beautiful hunt.

Progresssssss.

Progresssssss.

planetfaraway:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 
The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

goodness.


Michael Brown’s father before the burial of his son: this is the pain of having your child torn from you. Of being robbed of the pleasure of seeing your son truly become a man. There is something deeply wrong in this country when the death of Michael Brown is called anything but a horrifying tragedy, one that sheds light on a grotesquely militarized police force. When instead the character of Michael Brown is brought up, I just feel sick. He did not deserve to die and his family did not deserve his death.

planetfaraway:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 

The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

goodness.

Michael Brown’s father before the burial of his son: this is the pain of having your child torn from you. Of being robbed of the pleasure of seeing your son truly become a man. There is something deeply wrong in this country when the death of Michael Brown is called anything but a horrifying tragedy, one that sheds light on a grotesquely militarized police force. When instead the character of Michael Brown is brought up, I just feel sick. He did not deserve to die and his family did not deserve his death.

Two takes.

Two takes.

Shop/Commission a Spicy Little Watercolor at: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

Teaching art and reading my children’s book. Oh yeah.

Teaching art and reading my children’s book. Oh yeah.

tobebraveproject:

Here’s a progress shot of new painting. Part of what I am exploring moving forward is the experience of both body shame and body joy. This is the beginning of Body Joy.

tobebraveproject:

Here’s a progress shot of new painting. Part of what I am exploring moving forward is the experience of both body shame and body joy. This is the beginning of Body Joy.

"Flow", a new Spicy Little Watercolor. See the other available spicy peppers at: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

There’s a new Spicy Little Watercolor in the works… #spicylittlewatercolors #chloeallred

There’s a new Spicy Little Watercolor in the works… #spicylittlewatercolors #chloeallred

Go big, or go home: onto the next canvas.

Go big, or go home: onto the next canvas.

A new Spicy Little Watercolor, “Woman of Smoke”. Buy it here: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

A new Spicy Little Watercolor, “Woman of Smoke”. Buy it here: http://spicylittlewatercolors.bigcartel.com/

Woman of smoke, with peacock feathers in her hair. Progress shot of a new spicy little watercolor.

Woman of smoke, with peacock feathers in her hair. Progress shot of a new spicy little watercolor.