Friday, June 27, 2014

Back to reign

The last year and a half has felt like a long dream i've been working hard to wake up from. Or as if i've been stuck in a chrysalis too long and my nails aren't quite sharp enough to scratch through.

But i've been dormant too long. I'll punch my way through! There will always be good days and bad weeks. A fight i'll have for life.





More than happy to be back! So i'm having a sale. I've been running my shop without blogging here, all prints and goodies, etc are 20% off with the code: OHHONEY.

Giclee prints will be discontinued and a different method will be used. So if you want super matte prints, snag these now. There aren't many left.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What the hell is wishcandy up to & more stories

Where the hell have i been all year? I’ve been pretty quiet, haven’t been taking in many commissions, or painting much at all. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe not.
This January I came back from visiting my family during the holidays, and I became incredibly sick. Tired, dizzy, couldn’t get out of bed. Stayed in bed for a week worried, making my family (3,000+ miles away) worry, knowing i have no health insurance. I was lucky to find a health clinic able to see me.
I’ve been working with a doctor there for 9 months. Spoiler alert, i’m not pregnant! Ahah, anyway. I’ve been going on frequent visits, fatigued, depressed, and quite uninspired. She broke the news to me last week that it seems as though I have Hashimoto’s disease. I haven’t been responding to any meds, and this is going to be a very very very long battle. I’ll have it for life, but i’m hoping for it to become more manageable.
I’ve tried to keep quiet about it. Appear strong. I’ve always been one to hate to ask for help. But i realized being vulnerable and asking for help isn’t the antithesis of strong. Knowing i need help is strength.
So what’s the hell is this post all about? Get on with it, we wanna keep on scrolling, you say? I need help. My only income is through art. I’ll be putting some originals up and having a sale this weekend. I’d really appreciate if you’d help any way you can. Even spreading the word helps.
Thank you for sharing and enjoying the world i’ve built, and joining me on this ride. Hope to be inspired & bring you more paintings soon.
xo,
wishcandy

Friday, August 9, 2013

This shit ain't for your dumb ass!

This shit ain't for your dumb ass! 

All the things we do for self-love and self respect. Often misconstrued to be done for someone else. Screw their vanity. We can love ourselves as much, if not more than anyone else.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Move on

Move on

You crave it, fear it, wish for the best and then take a huge leap. You finally arrive and for a while it's absolute bliss. Before you realize it, it's lost it's luster and your cravings have changed. You've changed.

Or it simply wasn't what you imagined.

It's okay. Make new plans. Get excited! Alter your course and keep on living.

xo

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Draw

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I'm incredibly thankful to have been invited to participate in the Draw show at Auguste Clown Gallery. They're an awesome Low Brow/ Pop Surrealist gallery in Melbourne, Australia. (My first international show!) Having showed loads of fantastic artists like Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson, Charlie Immer, Dan May, Maria Rozalia Finna and a whole lot more!

So please go check it out! It looks like it's going to be an amazing show (and hopefully i'll get to work with them again in the future <3) 

There's a sneak preview here ;) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bring it

Bring it

Life keeps bringing sh*t your way, but this time you're prepared. Fight back!

For the Girls vs. Boys show at Bear & Bird Gallery! Paintings available here.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Survivor

Survivor

Life keeps punching you in the face and pushing you over like some kinda asshole. But being the badass you are, you don't just get back up. You spit in life's stupid face! You got this shit on lock and the moxie to prove it.

For the Girls vs. Boys show at Bear & Bird Gallery! Paintings available here.