4.03.2017

Art life in the shadows...still resisting and persisting...

Shady Lady 
Seems like I am a stranger to this blog some times these days... but have no fear I am just lurking in the shadows still making paintings drawings and other stuff... on top of balancing life and all the messed up things currently going on in the world. I suppose my attention and energy shifted a bit this year with all that is going on politically in the world that I find I am more involved in benefit art shows or protest marches as well as some classic gallery shows for good measure. 

Coming up I have the Tax and Science marches which I will be making new signs for both marches. On top of protesting there has been letter writing, phone calls to my reps and I have been also huddling with like minded folk seeing how we can best resist and hopefully affect some kind of positive change. 

I know some days it can feel heavy and make you dizzy after all our President is constantly trying to gaslight us and it can feel impossible and what can I do but our voices and actions do matter... I believe we can take care of our selves during this difficult time -  go rest take a break, it's exhausting I get that, but do not quit. ALWAYS keep fighting! For truth, peace, beauty, science, nature, love of this planet and equality and decency for all. 

I read some where that when geese fly long distances they don't just have one leader but they have many, in fact they all know the way to where they are going so if one gets tired another can lead. 

"Flying in a V formation to conserve energy - each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of them, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. This way the geese can fly for a longer time before they must stop flying."
I guess I say this here in hopes to say to you and to me it's ok to feel beat down with so much going on take a break get your wings strong again but don't stop the flight we must keep flying toward a goal of hope and a positive outcome for all. Together we are stronger in this fight. 


NYC 1.21.17 - Womens March - I never posted this on my blog but I feel like it's a really important part of who I am and believe so I am sharing here to document this amazing moving powerful day! 

Resisting with friends is so much better! 
Women's Strike NYC 3.8.17

Took part in the ides of March postcard campaign to flood the white house with protest cards.

Literal artist block, every damn day but I wouldn't have it any other way 


Womens Day Strike - 3.8.17 International Womans Day

NYC Women's Day March - My sign :) 

NYC Women's Day March - My sign :)

I guess I wanted to give a little peek at what is filling my days in addition to artwork...and I know it seems I have been a stranger to this blog... I am aiming to change that I still feel like I am learning how to best navigate the web with all the social media sites and new ones popping up I am constantly retraining myself how to manage them all or what the best way to live my digital life will be. So I will document things as best I can even if it's after the fact to share with you and help me remember it all. Our days are so full aren't they? And with that said I will take a deep breath and say to you dream yourselves awake and rest resist persist repeat! XOXO! 


2.02.2017

Technical difficulties please stand by ...

Hey guys my email / website is having  some technical issues currently and all is down.  I hope to have it back up soon! I will update you when it's back up 🙏🏻🎨 reach me on twitter @angiemasonart 




1.08.2017

Weekly round up for no real reason other than to blog :D

Yup that's right I don't have major news to share. Spent the week drawing as always as well as finishing up my 2 handbill pieces for the Upcoming show Handbills of Subversion at MF Gallery on January 20th. I will make a separate post about that show with final images in the show. 


So back during the holidays I had a holiday gathering with some friends where I covered my dining room table with drawing paper. After the party was over I loved seeing all my friends drawing and energy left in that space on such during such a happy time. I decided I was going to keep the paper wrapped table and continue to add to it daily during morning, lunch dinner whenever I found myself in there I keep pencils handy and just eat and draw. I always loved drawing on furniture since I was a kid but as a kind of adult I can now go out and buy large rolls of drawing paper which I affix to my dining table and let family , friends and mostly me draw on it! Of course since I am there everyday I dominate the paper. 🎨   🤓  😜  

This  daily doodle meditative activity proves helpful to just loosen up and clear my mind. This is my doodle meditation therapy and it makes me feel so much better. Drawing on my table daily making a giant collaboration... below are some peeks at my dining room table daily doodle project enjoy. It's not for anything other than my personal joy. 






In other news we had a bit of snow here this weekend which made for a cozy time. We headed to our favorite local Mexican restaurant and pretended we were in mexico during the storm :) Then I went home and baked a custard pie which turned out to be yummy.




That is all for now! More bloggy daydreams and art life posts coming soon! Hoping to at least try for a weekly round up like this just to share a bit about random bits and of course art! 

1.01.2017

Hello 2017! I am now on Patreon! Let me tell you about it...

I am beginning this journey on Patreon as a new way to connect to my fans as well as find new ones to share my visions with and start a community with. The web is becoming more and more difficult to navigate to find and nurture your audience without having to battle algorithms, filter bubbles and paying money to be seen with little to no benefit to either party. I feel like the Patreon model sounds so much more healthy and sustainable for both artist and patron.Through this platform I can provide exclusive patron only content such as drawings and work in progress videos and photos as well as different discount options for my Angie Mason Art Shop depending on the tier you choose. I look forward to nurturing and building this creative path with you and hope you will join me! 




My personal post mortem review of 2016

2016 was filled with personal growth both creatively, politically, as well as personally. Having spent the year in my sketchbooks I filled over 4 sketchbooks and took part in a handful of special art shows that ended up helping people through the sale of my art donating to help the water protectors at Standing Rock when I took part in the Benefit for Standing Rock at Rogue Space Gallery donating 100% of profits to help the cause to protect water and say no to DAPL. I was also super happy to be part of the group artists that helped raise money for the Boston Children's Hospital when I took part in Future Arts Festival curated by the fabulous Sarah Potter! Through such events I really saw how I could help raise money for things I care about as a way to have a voice in a movement. The movement I always choose is progress, peace and over all positive protections for our planet and environment. Upcoming art shows I am taking part in will benefit the ACLU and Planned Parenthood! Stay tuned for details!
Starting to look back over the year and well basically I drew a lot, this is just a small taste of my creative year I filled over 3 sketchbooks and counting this year. The blue and grayness felt right for all the personal and collective loss we all felt pretty hard this year. I am feeling 2017 has more painting and color in store the ideas are swirling inside me. 2016 was my first venture into working with a manufacturer to produce my own limited edition signed art pin a Weathered Souls Totem
which I am very proud of which you can get at my art shop www.angiemason.com/STORE

I was also happy to use my art as a way to help people taking part in benefit shows raising money for the Boston Children's hospital and Standing Rock Water Protectors. I plan on continuing this "Artivist" path beginning first thing in the new year hoping to help raise money for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  ✊🏻✌🏻  Overall just happy to be on this visual journey.

A cluster of special happy moments I want to hold on from 2016! Friends, Nature, Beauty and Art!
2016 as dark as it was also had it's magical moments amongst so much of the constant barrage of bad news. I personally was so grateful to get to travel to Iceland and see the entire country on a road trip of a life time! I have never seen so much natural varied beauty on one tiny magical country. It was a powerful amazing journey that left me wanting to go back but also in awe of this beautiful planet we live on.  2016 showed me other worlds where beauty knows no words. Where the landscapes are so vast and so varied it leaves you breathless at the incredible sites they offered. It showed me how powerful natures beauty and strength are and we should fight to protect those things. *Stay tuned for a full Iceland blog recap which will be heavy on the photos!

I began the year so full of hope getting my political side energized by the one and only Bernie Sanders... I was feeling the Bern like so many others. He filled me with a hope for the future. He ignited the fire within to fight for a country I want to live in. The shift into dark times with the election of Trump really cut deep into so many of us leaving us asking what can we do how do we cope and navigate this world that seems to be going backwards. For me personally the answer is through my art. Getting more involved in benefit shows to help raise money for organizations and people I believe in.

On a lighter joyful level 2016 gave the gift of music seeing live concerts such as:
The Cure, Jane's Addiction, Gogol Bordello, The Killers, The Specials, King Dude, Zoe Keating, Chrvches and more! I always love seeing live music and getting to see these shows with some amazing people made it that more special! May there always be music in our lives!

2016 was truly a year of great loss for so many of us on so many different levels. Many of my personal heroes and teachers died and friends had close loved ones die, hope died a little during the 2016 election and on election day personally though the fire in my belly to keep pushing for progress and hope is seriously on fire now. This shedding of so many lives lost, this wall of life leaves me feeling exposed and alone to face the world I really have to be my own hero now to continue the creative journey, keep fighting the good fight with truth and beauty without giving into fears,depression and giving up. To keep creating beauty in the world as dark as it seems to be getting this is my responsibility and has been my life's main focus making art. This is my personal strength and how I often times have a voice. I hope we all can find the courage together to stand up and be the things we naturally are with no fear and together we can hold each other up to make our voices stronger for 2017 and on. We need art ,vision ,humor, compassion ,wisdom and really just all the positive parts of humanity to shine bight more than ever! I feel it was always historically a source of light during difficult times and is no different now that will be what helps us through any struggle and opposition. 

Halloween costume dream realized :) 
Halloween costume dream realized :)
2016 was filled with so much loss but it also gave so much. It gave me a fire in my belly to make changes to be involved to use my art to help others. To use my art as my voice. To continue to dedicate myself to making my art path and art life. Sharing yourself can be political, it can motivate and inspire others. It can help others. 2016 gave me courage to stand up taller and fight for who I am and the world I want to live in. And most importantly it taught me to enjoy life with those we have now. Love big and dream strong. 2017 I welcome all your obstacles and look forward to the continued journey! Happy to be alive! Rest in peace to all we have lost! I hope to live my life as fully and beautifully as my way to honor you all!  
Holidays with friends and family makes my heart smile :) 

What a beautiful memorial for my first life changing art teacher John Kavalos. We met in the Egyptian wing near the temple of Dendur where we formed a large circle and people just shared their stories it was very moving. We ate edible gold leaf in Johns memory surrounded by statues of gods.

Hello, I'm Angie and I had first met my painting teacher John Kavalos in 1990 at S.A.I. ( The Summer Arts Institute) an immersive five week sleep away program when I was 17. At this gathering at the Met I felt I've come full circle he was the first person who took me to this museum and taught me to pay a penny or whatever I could afford. As a financially poor 17 year old kid he opened the world of art to me it wasn't just a closed off world, I could now be a part of this. He showed me it was possible. I have followed my art path, my art life and I really feel looking back like he was the smart mouth sharp minded ambassador who welcomed me onto this art path that I have been on ever since. Teaching me early on to fucking trust my gut and be honest in my work. He is a feeling now so many I have heard speak at this magical uplifting inspiring memorial carry this feeling with them as well and that is his gift to us. I am forever grateful to this marvelous wonderful teacher and human his generosity forever changed me and so many others. And in his honor I paid $1 (inflation ;)) to get in to the museum.
I'm so inspired seeing how one person can affect so many lives change them become part of them in some way.It was an extremely beautiful moment that made my heart grow wanting to and hoping to touch lives and affect people the way he did even if I could do that at a fraction of his power I would feel a success. Rest in peace kind sir. We shit gold and piss perfect circles in your honor ❤️ #johnkavalos

What a perfect photo of The late great Katherine Dunn 🎪🎨✏️✒️❤️ if you have never read Geek Love you are not fully living go right now & read it! Her language is so visual, so dark and so beautiful it's astonishing! It's human and it's perfect in all its marvelous twisted ways a favorite book for ever ❤️






My cat loves #Prince too especially all the filthy songs 😽

  • "Admission is easy, just say U Believe and come 2 this Place in your heart
    Paisley Park is in your heart" #ripprince His music has touched my life and I feel so lucky to have been on the planet with you for 42 years of my life and first hearing you when I was 8 years old when my mother joined a penny cassette mail club and Controversy arrived in our rusty old mailbox. You were one of the first non conformist mentors to expand my mind. May U Live 2 See The Dawn 💜💜💜 😌 p.s. I learned to play Purple Rain this weekend on my #ukulele to pay tribute to your wonderful insanely prolific creative being. #paiselyprince#princeart 💜💜💜


12.24.2016

Holiday Card Archive 1998-2015



Happy Holidays everyone! The clock is ticking and I have yet to unveil a 2016 Holiday art greeting! As you see above I missed 2010 I am still trying to whip something up we shall see if I get it done my special cherry on top to this year which 2016 was a pretty dark year and could use some sweetening up so I really should do something! :) In any case Happy Holidays to you and yours! xoxo! More to come for sure stay tuned!



7.14.2016

JUST RELEASED! Weathered Souls Totem - LTD ED. Artist Pin Signed and Numbered!

Weathered Souls Totem - LTD. Edition Artist Pin signed and numbered. 


JUST RELEASED, ON SALE NOW!
Limited Edition of 100 signed and numbered hard enamel pins. Weathered Souls Totem - 1.5" High by 1" wide Hard enamel with rain blue spot glitter. All signed Angie Mason etched and laser numbered on back side. double pin with rubber holder. Raised Black Nickel plating along with lovely stormy bright colors give this a magical jewel like look. Anything you adorn this with will have 100% chance of looking fabulous.
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The Weathered Souls totem was created with the intention to help guide you along during difficult life storms it represents clarity, emotional balance and creative energy. Weathering the storm keeping in form. Clarity may be found when you feel your vision is clouded, may extra vision help open you up and guide your way through difficult times. PainDrops absorb all of life's sadness and pain helping wash away the grayness of life giving balance and calm after a storm. Electric heart center jolts of creative energy flows freely and brightly keeping a fire and electric center full of passion for life and creation. This weathered souls totem is moving through social systems and is expected to last through life. Heavy at times. <3 p="">