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Monica Shulman  Artist, photographer, Mama. Lover of red lipstick, capturing daily life and all things colorful. πŸ’«βœ¨

https://www.monicashulman.com/blog/four-lessons-i-learned-rebranding

This was a test shot for some self-portraits that I took for my new website recently. I was metering the light and testing the background and really just playing around. Self-portraits were the first photos I ever took. When I was (much) younger I would sit in my room and set up my self-timer or I would take way too many pictures of my feet or my hands or my eyes. Back then it was all film and I would take my rolls to my local pharmacy and pay to have them developed with my babysitting money. I recently found a lot of these and they made me smile remembering how proud I was of them. I feel like I've come full circle... actually probably more than once and a way more interesting shape than a circle but you know....Here's to evolving and growing and to taking your own picture just because. Have an awesome weekend, friends! #selfie #selfportrait #blacksndwhite #womensupportingwomen #entrepreneur #portrait #photographer

When you're an artist...and your kid is an artist and a tiny creative director... and they beg you to take your picture with your camera with the "tiny bubbles in the back" (depth of field settings)...and they tell you to pose "like my funny, silly mommy". This is me every day! I'm just glad she didn't ask me to pose like "bedtime mommy"....she's not as fun! Play with your kids and enjoy and capture daily life, friends. This is what it's all about! .
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I can't get over the light in this space. I just want to hang out there all day and paint and create! Going through a website revamp and redesign is A LOT of work. My previous website launched almost 7 years ago but internet years are like dog years and I was long overdue for a change. It didn't happen overnight and it was definitely a process...a long one! Currently on my new lifestyle blog, I'm talking about the lessons I learned when I decided to rebrand and redesign my site. Check out it, if you please! #linkinbio #monicashulman #monicashulmanstudio #artistsoninstagram #art #liveart #artistsofinstagram #momtogs #momlife #acrylicart #acrylicpainting #abstract #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #allthecolors #studio #studiotime #thatsdarling #sodomino #beart #bewhoyouare #design #colorful

I went down to my studio and painted for two hours last night because I just couldn't watch the news anymore. When nothing makes sense I turn to art and I put all that energy and all my feelings into my work. I snuck into my kids' room and gave them an extra kiss and cuddle and just sat there and watched them sleep for a while and felt grateful for our lives and also sad for the world they're growing up in. It feels like an upside down world.

Current palette situation. Getting ready to work on a couple of different pieces for a special install. πŸŒˆπŸ’«πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨
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Our lilacs bloomed and it smells like paradise, it's going to be 90 degrees today and it's Friday. Time to celebrate! Have a great weekend, friends! πŸ’•πŸŒΏπŸŒΈπŸŒž
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You guys! The website has been live for a week and I love that you love it as much as I do. Come visit and browse around if you haven't already. I made my first sale since the relaunch and redesign so I'm celebrating! Free shipping with the code FREESHIPMS! Prefer something custom? Reach out! monica@monicashulman.com #monicashulman #monicashulmanstudio #linkinbio #makeart #makeithappen #hustle #liveforart πŸŒˆπŸ’«πŸŽ¨πŸ“·

"City Sun" I *think* the spring weather is here to stay for good. I don't want I get too excited but this photo, taken from the top of a building downtown, is a favorite from my archives. It can be yours by visiting the link to my website in my bio. Happy Wednesday! β˜€οΈ
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Monday morning inspiration in the pink peony in my garden that will surely become an abstract painting later this week. Since moving out of the city I find my inspiration comes from nature more and more. After years of living in Manhattan and thriving off of that endless kinetic energy, the noises of the street and the constant buzz all around, I've found that what moves me most is the quiet sound of leaves rustling in a breeze, the colors of our garden and the way the light falls across the river throughout the day. I never knew I needed that until I had it. Don't get me wrong, I miss the noise and the movement sometimes but most days I don't need it as much as I thought I did. I'm all for finding joy in simple things lately...especially these days when the world is as upside and backwards as it seems.

Me and my girl. Twinsies. πŸ‘―πŸ’•

Thank you to Life, the Universe, God, Science, and most importantly, my husband and the power of faith and patience for making me a mom to these two crazy, beautiful chickens. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and mother figures. πŸ’•πŸ’«πŸ¦„πŸŒˆπŸ’#myfamily #love #lovemyfamily #invitro #factnotfiction #hmd

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