Meet Ashlee McClung - a wonderfully talented artist from Dallas, TX with whom I have the pleasure of collaborating this month! I found Ashlee through her Instagram and immediately fell in love with her beautiful color palette and bold brush strokes. 

I think I can finally say that this one is done. 👍🏻 #commission

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I reached out to her seeing if she wanted to merge creative minds for a series of paintings, and she agreed! We have been working on two paintings to be half-painted, then in just a few days, the half-finished paintings will be mailed to the other person for completion! A total of four paintings resulting from a snail mail based collaboration! 

We agreed on a timeline - the month of October - and a theme for each of the paintings! The first painting will be inspired by the merging of the minds. Our inspiration words were merge, coalesce and fuse. The second painting is inspired by the changing of hand. Our inspiration words for this painting were transition, liminal, and conversion.

Today's progress. #wip

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I'm almost done with my two halves to mail away to Texas! This project has been such a great way to stretch my creativity and shift my perspective on art making. One of the challenges of this collaboration has been deciding at what point a piece is "halfway done." It's already difficult enough to declare a piece finished, but stopping halfway has been an entirely different and exciting challenge! 

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