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I Draw Animal Watercolors Inspired By My Time Spent Living In The Wild
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Animals, Art7 years ago

I Draw Animal Watercolors Inspired By My Time Spent Living In The Wild

My name is Janie Stapleton, and I’m an artist. What I do is go outside, paint, then go outside again.

Five years ago, my uncle told me to stop thinking about a career, and asked me “What do you want to see outside every morning?” At the time, I was on my way to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. But after that, I ran away to the woods and launched myself into the world of primitive skills. There I studied herbal medicine, lived in a bark tipi, made fire with sticks, trapped wild animals with deadfalls, and drank an obscene amount of tea. For almost three years, I didn’t touch my brushes once. I thought that I was done with watercolor paintings.

But as I studied what I love, I began to need art again. So I returned to animal drawings. Now my life has become a rhythm of wilderness wanderlust and long hours spent on watercolor drawings. I stumbled into a life that feels well lived and it all started with, “What do you want to see out the window every morning?“.

I wanted to see the woods…

More info: janiestapleton.com | Facebook | Instagram

 

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FreyjaIvorieMiguel
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7 years ago

awesome paintings *O* wish i could paint that well :3

KimFlodin
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7 years ago

Stunning. So glad you followed your calling. Your artwork is a gift . The hummingbird took my breath away. Thank you.

Bobcatthing
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7 years ago

*ITS BEAUTIFUL*

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FreyjaIvorieMiguel
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7 years ago

awesome paintings *O* wish i could paint that well :3

KimFlodin
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7 years ago

Stunning. So glad you followed your calling. Your artwork is a gift . The hummingbird took my breath away. Thank you.

Bobcatthing
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7 years ago

*ITS BEAUTIFUL*

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