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Diary: Why Do I Love Birds So Much

So I’m doing this fundraiser for parrots. Over the past few months I’ve been thinking a lot about why I want my art to exist. What purpose I want it to serve. Turns out I’ve always really loved birds. My first pet was a blue parakeet named Blueberry. When I was 7 I used to […]

Diary: This New Adventure

A photo posted by Barbra Ignatiev (@ifneedb) on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:19pm PST Something happened last week. Tuesday. 6:45am. Mike leans in to kiss me goodbye before heading off to work. In my groggy and half-blind state I can sense that outside it is foggy and dark. I grumble but hold my head up […]

Diary: Dress Up

A photo posted by Barbra Ignatiev (@ifneedb) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:23am PST Since I’ve been painting more with acrylics, there are a few things that are truly making me happy and it reminds me of something I heard a random artist guy say once. It’s not necessarily what we do that makes us happy, […]

Diary: 7 Things I’m Aware of Now that I Live in the Bay Area

This doesn't even tell the story of how bitchin the sky looks tonight. And all from our apartment. Damn can't ever take it for granted. A photo posted by Barbra Ignatiev (@ifneedb) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT It’s going on 5 months of life here in Oakland, California. We love it! We never want […]

Diary: Go with the Flow and Take the Bull by the Balls

Today I’m thinking a lot about giving myself space. That’s what my painting challenge has been about – giving myself room to experiment and make mistakes. To be OK with whatever happens. Go with the flow and yet know when and how to take the bull by the balls. The past few months have been […]