We LOVE Industry & Alchemy
As you know, we're tickled by this idea of the ever-expanding circle of motherhood and friendship here at PS, and sometimes we can't even quite pinpoint how and where we meet some of our new friends (especially with the explore feature rabbit hole and webbed algorithms of Instagram), but find a thrill and gratitude in knowing our subjects and readers are all connected! The serendipities are certainly the thread here and the pulse of our organic unfolding. On that note, we stumbled upon San Francisco mama Audrey Bodisco's feed and fell in love with her California ease. We felt like one of us knew her?! We ogled over her adorable baby boy, River and the snapshots of her home's relaxed and rustic minimalism. After finding our way to her online shop, Industry & Alchemy, we couldn't help but notice the series of watercolors she created. The modern, tranquil works are gorgeous...we had to ask more.
PS: When did you become an artist?
AB: I was really artistic as a child, always drawing or painting. I liked making up characters and drawing comics for my friends. I seriously considered going to art school for college, since it was the only thing I truly loved. I didn't even want to go to college, but I felt a lot of pressure to, and to choose something more 'serious' to study. I ended up studying Psychology instead. Go figure.
PS: We love your watercolors- can you tell us about them?
AB: I've always been really creative/artistic but started focusing on watercolor more seriously about two or three years ago. I started actually selling my art a little over a year ago and it's been great! It's how I contribute to our family right now since technically I'm a stay at home mom.
I'm working exclusively with watercolor right now. It's a little unusual a medium for such a defined, geometric style of art but that's what I really enjoy about it. I love the challenge of harnessing the energy of such a fluid medium. But honestly, my art is kind of my personality exemplified. I'm light-hearted and fun-loving as anyone but at my core I like a good solid amount of structure.
Original works by Audrey here.