Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crystal Studies


Over the past couple nights I've been livestreaming a series of crystal paintings that will be shown this weekend in the Tarot, Mystics and the Occult Show at Light Grey Art Lab. I'm really happy with how they're turning out and I'm really excited to do more!

Here are five of the eight I'm hoping to put in the show. The whole process for putting together this show has been really interesting. It seems my life has taken a turn for the mystical -- in that I've been spending a lot of time researching some of the meanings and symbolism that's come with the project.


While I was visiting my parents this summer I went to a local gem shop and bought this fantastic book filled with gorgeous photos of crystals and rocks of all types. I've always had a fascination with gemstones. Francesca was with me this time and (because of the upcoming exhibition) our gem-radar was on and becoming ever more fine tuned.


As far as I know, people have been using gems for a million and one uses -- besides their symbolic use as birthstones and besides wearing them as jewelry, there's a whole universe of energy, healing and mystery around them.


For the show I've got these studies paired with their healing properties. I'm hoping that we'll all find one that can help us out a little, whether it's for creative, love, energetic, calming purposes or to bless us with successful endeavors.


I'm really looking forward to it. If you have a chance to visit these (and me!) in person this Friday, you should come on over! We're throwing a big party for the reception of the Tarot, Mystics an the Occult Show. It's from 7 - 10pm this Friday, October 26th. Just in time for the holiday.

If you're interested in seeing a livestream of the last two crystals. Here you go!
You can see a little of my process!

Watch live streaming video from paperbicycle at

Rose Quartz Livestream

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Lapis Lazuli Livestream


  1. These are all so great!! Sorry I missed seeing them live, but I'll definitely be watching the videos! I'm a total rock/gem/mineral lover. While I'm in Arizona, I've even scoped out a few places to go "rock hounding" for fire agates and geodes!

    Best of luck with the opening and the show. Would love to be there.

    1. Thanks Anika!
      That's super nice of you! I love rocks, too!! :) I'll make sure to take some pictures and post them! I'm really excited! I need more sleep, but I am enthusiastic about all the stuff that's getting done and happening :) Great to hear from you!!

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