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Amy Wise-an artist living and working in Southern California. Her work focuses on the figure and the manipulation of the human entity, to compose a psychological portrait. Working with people in her life or herself as the subject matter, she embraces the duality of each individual’s character and story. Each piece is comprised of mixed mediums; primarily graphite drawings over watercolor.”  

Titile: Moonface To view more of her work please visit: amy-wise.com amywise.tumblr.com "
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This is a time lapse of my painting Soft Speak, sped up to 2000%
The finished piece can be viewed here: amy-wise.com/soft-speak

Amy Wise-an artist living and working in Southern California. Her work focuses on the figure and the manipulation of the human entity, to compose a psychological portrait. Working with people in her life or herself as the subject matter, she embraces the duality of each individual’s character and story. Each piece is comprised of mixed mediums; primarily graphite drawings over watercolor.”  

Titile: The Phantom Trio To view more of her work please visit: amy-wise.com amywise.tumblr.com 
Dancing at the Shame Prom excerpt: Amy Wise

One of the hardest decisions when you’re a parent- how much of the truth do we share with our children? And when is the right time?  Amy Wise struggles with this decision in her essay.

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Amy Wise

“Mama, do you believe in abortion?”

My daughter Tatiana and I had talked about pretty much everything during her seventeen years, but this was one topic we never discussed. I always made sure the conversations veered around it. Now here I was, standing in the middle of our kitchen, posed with the question. I stuttered and stammered, “Oh, uh…that’s a tough one.  There’s so much more to it…um…than you know… just believing in abortion.” Before I could answer her, mercifully, the phone rang. Tatiana went about her business and I never had to address the question I had avoided for so many years.  What she didn’t ask me, thankfully, was if I had ever had an abortion…


(How did Amy answer her daughter’s question? Order Dancing at the Shame Prom and find out…)

anonymous asked:

If you and your friends (online or irl) where magical creatures what would you all be and why?

abuhgayul: magic floating trash bag, bc she is trash tbh

lissy: some kind of excitetable fairy type, bc she is one of the loudest humans I have ever met

raggedymattc: totally one of santa’s elves, one of the ones in the santa clause, bc he is just v sweet actually, even though he dates a magic floating trash bag

amy: a wise wizard, bc wise owls aren’t magical

lyndsey: maybe a princess peach type, probably seems nice at first but is actually a bit of a slime tbh, bc clAssic limey

tom: something with floofy hair. maybe the lion in wait what is that film called with dorothy? wizard of oz! is that lion magic at all. probs not.

gareth: maybe like a dark haired pegasus, with a flowing mane in memory of his long haired days

jess: magic puppy, bc jess is just this cute lil bub I look after p much

mia: pegus, like a grand one bc she is v confident

niamh: maybe another confident pegasus or a badass elf, though she is shit at pennyboarding so not totally badass

gillean: gillyweed in harry potter, bc that is what I once thought her name was

james: a fawn, like mr tomnas in narnia, bc he is v gracious and british tbh

alana: honestly I wanna say dwarf, bc I enjoy making fun of the fact that she is just a lil bit smaller than me

sasha: dwarf also, ur welcome

eilidh: another santa’s elf bc eilidh is v giving and sweet