Right to Remain Salient: Self-Portraits as Amendments


Right to Bear Arms 5.13.18 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Polarr

Right to Peacefully Assemble 4.25.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express

Right to Be Secure Against Unreasonable Searches 4.26.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express

No Soldier Shall Be Quartered Without Consent 4.26.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express
Right to a Fair Trial 7.15.19 Bree Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express
No Double Jeopardy 7.15.19 Bree Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express
Right to Be Tried By a Jury of Peers 7.15.18 Bree Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express

Republicans Celebrate Pride Week

Leather-bound Hardcover Art Book to Benefit the ACLU

An Artist Imagines Political Figures Getting Gussied Up in Solidarity with Their Brothers and Sisters

Lindsay Graham celebrates Pride Week 6.16.19 Bree Drawn on Paint


PRE-SALE $19.99
or any donation of $35 or more gets you a copy of the book and your name on the acknowledgements page of the book
TO ORDER: paypal as friends and family to leastbitternbooks@gmail.com
or cheque to 41 Kings HWY Waddy, KY 40076


There is urgent need for national nondiscrimination protections which include sexual orientation and gender identity in the US of A.


Mike Pence Celebrates Pride Week 6.17.19 Bree Drawn on Paint 

Wile the vast majority of Americans support national nondiscrimination protections, Trump and his administration consistently aim to undermine, rather than protect LGBTQ Americans’ ability to live the American Dream, free from discrimination- and a well-justified fear of violence.  

This book should be a welcome respite from the sadness, frustration and anger so many of us feel as a vulnerable minority of our population is bombarded by attacks.



Mike Huckabee Celebrates Pride Week 6.19.19 Bree Drawn on Paint

Granted, it has only been 25 yrs (but here are 3 songs)

granted, it has only been 25 years since i began writing songs, and meanwhile i never have recorded them!

when i was 18 i sang Billie Holidays ‘Strange Fruit’ at an open mic along with a couple of poems. a dude i cannot recall the name of from the band New Salem Witch Hunters befriended me, and had me in a studio singing ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘Fast car’ for a compilation of contemporary songs by folks in Cleveland. but this was the last time i was in the studio…1996.

my bands recorded ourselves only for the purpose of working out songs. but this March i entered three of my original songs in Kentucky Arts Councils Songwriting Grant contest, and will hear back July 1- i stand to win $7000!

it was difficult to choose genre- i write blues songs, but i am not a blues songwriter. i write jazz songs, and much of what has inspired my music has been jazz, but it was not a category up for the grant. i decided on Americana, as this encompasses the ‘sittin on the porch without shoes’ feeling i feel when i sing.

here are a the songs i entered.


https://soundcloud.com/user-378668999/dawns-bog
https://soundcloud.com/user-378668999/trombone
https://soundcloud.com/user-378668999/dust-catcher

if i win i will use the money to press a small numbered edition of a dozen of my songs on vinyl, and put them online for free. been recording with Lewis Mathis who has a music studio near me in Shelbyville, KY and a small cast of local geniuses.

Pastoral Drawings SALE $30

free shipping 8×8 glossy print – for larger sizes, or canvas pricing, most any square size available to order – inquiries to greenpandapress@gmail.com or order direct via paypal to paypal.me/theartistbree

Eminence Way Bree 12.1.18 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Polarr



Sunken Bree 2.14.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor



Easter in Pleasureville Bree 9.4.16 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor


McCormack Way Bree6.6.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Photos


Plantation (Private Property) Bree 6.7.19 Drawn on Paint

Up Behind Old Chester Dare Bree6.8.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express

Bison Farm in Cropper Bree 2.28.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor
Beardtongue Field Frankfort, KY Bree 5.29.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Photos

Unwittingly to Mt. Eden, KY
Bree 6.27.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express
Buckley Barn Frankfort, KY Bree 5.31.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express
Pleasureville Field Bree 1.30.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Polarr

Barlows Brook Bree 1.11.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Photos

Dusk in Cropper, KY Bree 10.31.16 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

Spring Bagdad Way Bree 3.12.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

Little House in Bethlehem, KY Bree 3.7.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Photos

Bardstown to US 60 Bree 10.30.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

Break Fast in Christianburg, KY Bree 2.27.19 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Polarr

Ravens Run Bree 2.28.19 Drawn on Paint enhanced with Polarr

By Way of Hempridge Bree 9.18.18 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express

Down by Macgruder Bree 3.9.17 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

Falling In Pleasureville Bree 10.12.16 Drawn on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

Winter Farm Bree 2.3.16 Drawn on Paint, textures created on Fresh Paint, enhanced with Fotor
Pleasureville Sunset II Bree1.8.15 Drawn on Paint

Nude Studies and Erotic Collage Book Forthcoming

i have been exploring nudes and eroticism with my ‘collages made from a single photograph’ for some months now. truly they are a way to get better at drawing, as photographs have built-in palettes, lighting and shade.

i will put together a book of just a dozen or so, each collage facing the original photo from which it came with applicable info. all of the collages are made from shots i took in various parts of central Kentucky.

not all of them are meant to be erotic. some simply address the human body, while others are explicit.

if you would like to order a copy let me know at FB or greenpandapress@gmail.com — if it appears enough people are wanting a book i will produce one before the month of November is up.

here are a few finished pieces to check out. xoxo Bree

 

His Reverie is Her Ecstasy Bree 9.4.17 Collage made from a single photograph taken in a work shed in Cropper, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express.

Izanami-no-Mikoto Goddess of Birth and Death Bree 1.8.18 Collage made from a single photograph of an exploded feather pillow in Waddy, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express.

Forget the Dishes Bree 10.11.17 Collage made from a single photograph of rubber gloves taken in Frankfort, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express.

In the Blind Bree 10.15.17 Collage made from a single photograph of antelope in Waddy, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor.

Seized Bree 5.7.18 Collage made from a single photograph of a log in Waddy, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express.

Long Time No Post

i have spent the last half-year creating this 320 page art book, which consists of selected collages from a single photograph. i make the collages on Paint, a program which recently made the news—Microsoft was going to lay it to rest, but a revolt took place, and they will keep it as part of Windows computers.

here are some examples of my work. in the book the photo the collage came from faces the page with the collage itself, so the reader can see where my vision came from. click on link to buy the book, or send $37 here.  

Aries 8.14.17 Bree Collage made from a single photograph of a file cabinet in Frankfort, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop Express.

 

Bull Moon Risin 11.4.16 Bree Collage made from a single photograph taken in Pleasureville, KY made on Paint, enhanced with Photos.

 

Its a Drag 12.6.16 Bree Collage made from a single photograph of ornamental doorway taken in Shelbyville, KY made on Paint.

 

 

And We Are All Such Houses to Clean

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well the Artist Enrichment Grant the Kentucky Foundation for Women awarded me has seen its end. i sent in the final report, which is a retrospect assessment of whether my work made impact and affected change, whether i grew as an artist and independent thinker, well–so much to think about, digest, take inventory of-
we are all such houses to clean!

i put as much work into the report as i did the calendar, book or other aspect of the project. today i spoke with a woman at KFW while she held my work in her hands. hours later i would discover i am covered now by Medicare. the rewarding finish of two major looming aspects of my life–the project, and my pursuit of health insurance concurred.

my response was in earnest because the project gave me the opportunity and responsibility of sending more overt messages out with my singular voice.

i find i dont always agree with messages the media labels as feminist because at times it is sensationalised and rather honed to an agenda.

this can cause people to perceive feminists as being up in arms about things which may or may not be relevant, accurate or true–meanwhile, each day women endure actual discrimination, harassment, hardships and barriers most men dont. and i think to focus on my personal experience- my point of view is the most helpful, and the less distracting.

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We Are All Great Apes 2.23.16 Bree Collage made of a single photograph of a dilapidated wooden house, made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor

 

Burning Down the House

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Saint Florian 1.4.17 Bree Collage portrait of the patron saint of firefighters made from a single photograph of a burned car in Cropper, KY. Made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor. (made from photo posted below).

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was happy to set fire to 2016… much loss and illness…a climate changing for the worse, groups being singled out and blamed, bolstered supremacy groups like the KKK and neo-nazis, rivers being raped, native people stripped of rights, treaties ignored, a congress which gives itself a raise the very day it votes against an increased minimum wage, people who are well-off living like they were poor because of skyrocketing healthcare costs…

well anyways.

here are two collages in response to such ugly things, attempts at Beauty.

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New Years Hawk 1.4.17 Bree Collage made from a single photograph of a car burned New Year’s Eve in Cropper, Kentucky made on Paint, enhanced with Photos. (made from photo posted below).

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political forecast

this bleakest political forecast here has my subjects turning more overtly political, particularly when it comes to our president-elect, and especially what is going on near Standing Rock reservation, which he has his money invested in, so the going is that much more rough.

veterans arriving by the thousand…some media has decided on live coverage..so i hear, although i have no television. here are a few of the political pieces ive made since Election day.

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No DAPL Bree 12.1.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a field in Pleasureville, KY made on Paint, with background and text to complete the poster.

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I Introduce to You the Black Snake Bree 12.2.16 Collage made from a single photograph of trees taken at Muskatatuck (IN) made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor. The pipeline has been named the black snake after a prediction one would come to destroy our beautiful lands and rivers. Here either figure could be making the introduction.

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Come What May Bree 11.17.16 Collage depicts armed forces, police and veterans who have sided with peaceful water protectors against the abuse of the Army corp and pipeliners, made from a single photograph of a trout lily flower taken in Cleveland, OH using Paint, enhanced with Fotor.

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Water Protector Bree 11.15.16 Drawn on Paint

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Master and Apprentice Bree 11.16.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a yellow brick wall made on Paint, after Trump and Pence–not sure which is the apprentice here; neither are closeted about their bigoted views.

Thanksgiving Anyone?

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Turkey Gorget Bree 11.13.16 Collage made from a single photograph of one of the Muskatatuck lakes in Seymour, IN made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor (made from photograph posted below).

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making a collage from a single photograph has been my daily routine for some time. it is not that i prefer it to drawing- rather it is more fun to play with shapes, shadows, textures and so forth using a photograph as a pallette. my cousin Marcel asks a good question- is anyone else out there doing this?

not sure how to find out. but i do know i am thankful for everyone out there.

xo Bree