© 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...

October 15, 2015

 

I previously walked around with the close-at-hand excuse that it was important for me as an artist not to work when I didn't feel like working. I heard Dana Frankfort say it at a guest lecture she delivered at MassArt several years ago, and I immediately related. If Dana could say it, so could I.

 

I don't discredit what Frankfort said, if that is h...

September 14, 2015

The 100 day project is on. Today I'm working on day 13 (September 1st felt like a solid start date).  I'm definitely in an abstract phase that's a little weird, a little crazy, but I'm enjoying it a lot. Some design elements have been carrying over each day and some added. Right now I'm all about these small dashed lines and of course, the figure 8...

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