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  • Writer's pictureBailey Campbell

I released my first watercolor collection!

I know, I know.. this blog post is super late. In reality I released this collection a month ago, but the world got the better of me and I have been focusing all of my interactions and updates on Instagram and Facebook. Truthfully I am just incredibly proud of myself and in awe of all of the beautiful things my two hands have been making, so I'm going to give myself a break on the lack of blogs!

One month ago I shared fifteen original watercolors with the world. It was both scary and exciting, but every single part of the process was fulfilling. I genuinely enjoyed the process of creating, marketing, selling, packaging, and everything in between. The Cover of Land Collection was such a beautiful body of work to create, and I'm already excited and thinking forward toward my next release.

As I was thinking through this collection, I found myself reflecting on the last year. So many of the conversations that I had over the last twelve months involved sharing recent learnings, and because of the pandemic, so much of that work was done through books. It got me thinking..

What have you read in the last year, and how did it impact you?

How have you moved forward, carrying the lessons written in those pages?

While these paintings depict grassy fields, stunning sunsets, and peaceful waves, the pigments mirror those of poignant books that illuminate, instruct, or encapsulate. The body of work was inspired by the strength and beauty of written words, the deep connection of a palette with your soul, and the world we live in. It was also my first time creating on handmade, deeply textured paper, and was absolutely magical.

The fifteen titles that inspired my works:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

There There by Tommy Orange

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Saltwater by Jessica Andrews

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

If you want to take a look at the full collection, click here. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the support of this little piece of my heart, and almost all of the pieces sold within the first day. There are just four left looking for their forever homes - are you it?

It is such an honor sending artworks to homes near and far, and this collection was such an amazing journey to create through. Each piece holds a story, a feeling, and I simply love sharing them with you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the very bottom of my heart for cherishing them along with me.



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