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The Dorene Collection

"do what you love"

 

dedicated to

Dorene Reggiani

Question yourself not for confusion, but for clarity. Each question gets you closer to doing what you love.

 

 
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The Studio

With each collection I learn more about myself. This time around I had the chance to pick the brain of Dorene.  She inspired me to peel away all the BS and be the person I truly am.  This lookbook won’t be a propped up version of my imaginative life in my art where I make sure everything is in it's right place. Instead you are getting the real me. I’m on a path to doing what I love.  So this cleanse is necessary to see it through.

I’m used to putting on a "fake it" attitude, just to impress those around me. And to be honest, I just don't want to do it anymore. You don't have to love everything about me to appreciate my work. When did we become an all of nothing type of people.  You can like/love some of me just the same. 

I don't want to try that hard in life.  This time around, I’m giving myself the freedom to feel and be vulnerable.  I’m letting it all hang out, no shame, no fear. I'm not going into this to be "politically correct". Yes I love flowers and I swear. Shit I swear a lot. So what.  I can only do what I love if I’m free.  And I can only be free if I’m truthful.  So here I am.

the Dorene collection consist of the following flowers:

passion flower, digitalis, comfrey, anemone,  callicarpa, clematis, rue, scabiosa,

lisianthis, marigold, evergreen candy tuft, hellebores, and queen anne lace

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Let's peel back the layers...

where am i going? who will i be? what is my future?

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YES, I’m a messy mess

YES, I’m uncoordinated

YES, I can be a “fuck up”

YES, I do make myself up to make others feel better.

NO I don’t always try as much as I should

NO I don’t always work as hard as I should

YES I am a slow achiever

YES I’m still not sure what I want in life

YES It’s true I may never know what I want in life

NO I don’t think you should have it all figured out

YES I sometimes distant myself from others

YES I’m unconfident in most of what I do

YES I can be persuaded either way

YES I can be flakey

NO I do not judge

YES I have a shit ton of other shit “wrong” with me

YES I’m okay with that

NO I don’t plan on changing it

 
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All or Nothing?

i don't think so,

you can have only what i choose to give.  

today i choose to give you everything. 

what are my chances | 23 x 23 | dark olive green | hoop on back for easy hanging | $650 (discounted from $725 due to small crack at the bottom)

what are my chances | 23 x 23 | dark olive green | hoop on back for easy hanging | $650 (discounted from $725 due to small crack at the bottom)

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what's my first step

just breathe

a. a creature of comfort | | 5 x5 | pale gray | $75 |   b. into my own | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35 |   c. i'm getting closer | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  d.  take the chance | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

a. a creature of comfort | | 5 x5 | pale gray | $75 |   b. into my own | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35 |   c. i'm getting closer | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  d.  take the chance | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

wonder more | 18 x 18 | copper tone | edition of 2 | $475

wonder more | 18 x 18 | copper tone | edition of 2 | $475

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Question everything about yourself

not for confusion, but for clarity. take your time. ask yourself, do you love this, do you really want this for your life, are you ready for it's responsibilities. each question gets you closer to doing what you love. 

a. imagine that | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |   b. before now | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  c. let it be | 1.85 x 2.5 | copper tone | $35  |   d. see through |1.85 x 2.5 | copper tone | $35

a. imagine that | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |   b. before now | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  c. let it be | 1.85 x 2.5 | copper tone | $35  |   d. see through |1.85 x 2.5 | copper tone | $35

 
don't give up | 1.85 x 2.5 |pale copper tone | $35

don't give up | 1.85 x 2.5 |pale copper tone | $35

 
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Will I reach my potential

how do i reach something i don' t know? we don't always know where we are going, because we don't know what we have to offer. but that is what potential is.  it's having the capability. if you can see it, you can do it.

 
after all | 18 x 18 | copper tone with splash of darker copper pigments marbeling | $525

after all | 18 x 18 | copper tone with splash of darker copper pigments marbeling | $525

 
a. with you | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | edition of 2 | $25 each   |   b. look ahead | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray  | $35   |   c. alone together | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35   |   d. not alone | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  e. dream small, live big | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray $35

a. with you | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | edition of 2 | $25 each   |   b. look ahead | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray  | $35   |   c. alone together | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35   |   d. not alone | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |  e. dream small, live big | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray $35

 
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will my dream wait until i'm ready

what if i'm not ready in time.  will i be left behind... there is enough for us all, but sometimes you feel the need to rush into something, because you don't want to miss out. don't rush, wait it out.  only move at your pace. you and your work will thank you for it later.   

 
wait for me | 2.5 x 3.5 | pale gray | $45

wait for me | 2.5 x 3.5 | pale gray | $45

 
gather around | 23 x 23 | cream with olive green marbling | $725

gather around | 23 x 23 | cream with olive green marbling | $725

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one by one

i'm almost ready

 
wonder more | 18 x 18 | copper tone with darker copper marbling |edition of 2 | $525

wonder more | 18 x 18 | copper tone with darker copper marbling |edition of 2 | $525

 
the way we were | 4.5 x 9 |dark olive green | $115

the way we were | 4.5 x 9 |dark olive green | $115

   

 

 

a. see me | 1. 85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |   b.  that feeling | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

a. see me | 1. 85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35  |   b.  that feeling | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

a. the highlife | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35   |   b. i'm getting closer  | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

a. the highlife | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35   |   b. i'm getting closer  | 1.85 x 2.5 | pale gray | $35

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leap of faith

other times you just have to take the plunge and see where it takes you.  it's when i'm challenged that i deliver the best results. i don't believe in being challenged all the time, because that can be exhausting. but trust your gut to know when you should just jump.

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in the moment | 18 x 18 | cream wth black marbling | $525

in the moment | 18 x 18 | cream wth black marbling | $525

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I'm free to fly

to wherever i choose, whenever i choose it

all photos taken by Amy Franz | asfranz24@gmail.com | @ona_ella