© 2020 by Kaylie Abela

Alexandria, VA

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March 31, 2020

The coronavirus threat is constantly evolving and completely unique to our history, and the government’s recommendation that citizens stay home is producing unavoidable nationwide anxiety. While the concept of staying home is simple, the practice is certainly not. In 2020, most of us are proud of our on-the-go status; we associate busyness with imp...

February 25, 2020

“Heptalogy” is described by Wikipedia as “a compound literary or narrative work that is made up of seven distinct works. While not in wide usage, it has been used to describe such examples as the Harry Potter series of books and The Chronicles of Narnia.” While the books from my summer reading list aren’t a collection of their own, they all portray...

December 15, 2017

On Saturation...

Great art is everywhere. In our tech-induced lives, we have Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and the annoyingly adorable way Google periodically changes its homepage logo. There's the watercolor bumble bee illustration on the stationary I just used to thank my aunt, the folksy re-creation of a medical illustration on the cove...

July 29, 2016

Giant paintings deserve dedicated wall space. This one had been wrapped up in my storage space far too long. When my girl Cori Kurker opened her own beauty business on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, Boston, I finally had the perfect space to showcase this oldie-but-goodie, created as something of a "final project" during my senior year at MassArt i...

May 7, 2016

We had such a wonderful time last night! Huge THANK YOU to Lana & Katie at December Thieves for having me and enduring my constant chatter for three whole hours. You are champions! And thanks to Damon of LeviZane Jewelry (pictured below!) for being a BA friend!

 

The South End is such a great community of artistic people!

 

 

April 19, 2016

Alysa Browne reached out to me this year as a student at Massasoit College just outside of Boston looking for an artist to answer questions for one of her classes. I was happy to help-- I would have loved this project when I was in college at MassArt.

 

 

1. What inspires you?

 

For me, fundamentally it's all about color. I like to feel the palette of p...

April 7, 2016

S U P E R   E X C I T E D for this pop-up shop at HEIST|December Thieves in the South End! Join us this upcoming First Friday and view/shop some of my pieces IRL! <3 <3 Heist by December Thieves is one of my favorite small businesses because they foster creativity by selling all things handmade and totally unique. You won't find another shop like i...

March 26, 2016

 

I'm so elated to hear Olga Valle Tetkowski discuss my drawing in this short Sound Cloud clip. She also shares her notions on a few other works she chose for inclusion in "Drawing Lines Across Mediums" at Site:Brooklyn (on view until April 22). A new platform called Cosimo Audio develops audio tours for art galleries, which is such an exciting thin...

February 5, 2016

Join me on Sunday, June 5th in Beacon Hill for the annual Art Walk.

 

This day is always intriguing. Diverse local artists will be showcased. The historical Beacon Hill (where I loved for five years!)is both gorgeous and mysterious, a visual treat for all. You'll be able to explore local gardens where artists will have booths set up. Let's hope mine...

January 19, 2016

Here are some of my favorites from September-November:

 

I won't lie, embellishing for the purpose of appearance isn't my thing. I didn't finish the 100 Day Project. If all went as planned, I would have created my 100th piece of art in 100 days on December 6th, 2015. You may be wondering if I've embarked on the inevitable self-deprication journey tha...

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