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Mefore Aday

Mixed Media Artist, aka Mary Aday
b. Tupelo, Mississippi 1985  

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Holiday Cheer! The Good and Bad Times are All Here!

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The time is Here! Time to count your blessings!

This time of year is always a double edge sword for me. Work hard and Play hard! 

I tend to go all out in everything that I do!

I plan and attend tons of Holiday parties trying to promote myself at every turn.

And on the flip side I attend and take part in a few Holiday Shows!

The preparation for these events takes it out of me. The actual events and gatherings are always so much fun though!!!

My Birthday is January 17th and I usually just love to sit around in sweats and be as lazy as possible!

I am so excited to be doing what I a doing with my life!

I work all day long with short breaks to goof off in the snow and dancing, to get the blood flowing.


I then calm down, sit down and work on get my life together! Thanks for checking out my Blog! 

Awarded Best In Show in Artopia!

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM
"The Fruit is Not the Seed" 
Best in Show

I am so proud to announce that I have won Best of Show with my painting  "The Fruit is Not the Seed". I am so fortunate to have been a part of Big Bend Cares in Tallahassee, Florida.

Artopia is a great Art Show Fundraising event that this year raised $97,000!

 Big Bend Cares raises funding for those living with HIV in the Tallahassee area to help with things like medical costs. I was honored to have been chosen as "Best in Show" and filled with giddiness because both paintings that I donated were sold. I hope that the people who own that work will enjoy it as much as i enjoyed making it! To find out more about Artopia or to donate to Big Bend Cares. Check out their website below. 

http://www.bigbendcares.org/artopia/


I am always searching for a deep connetion to my surroundings. As a child, I can remember always looking to find meaning in everything. I was a spiritual child. I always knew that I  wanted me to be an artist. I had my doubts as I grew up and had the world to contend with. I had very encouraging parents, but unfortunately, I lost my faith in their opinion at an early age. I remember thinking that they only knew that I was persistent with my efforts at improving my drawing skills, but that they don't understand what I am really pursuing as an artist. Let's just say, that I became a master at patting myself on the back for my accomplishments. I don't remember needing approval for anything. That attitude is still pervasive in my work. I basically have no one's voice but my own in my head, and my biggest challenge as a grown up artist, is to calm down and ask for help. 




 

"The artistic soul connects to the world in a different way. It is always interesting to see what kind of representation or interpretation the artist creates. It will always be ever-changing though, because nature and life are always ever-changing. The artist interprets and depicts the world as he or she sees it, feels it, and knows it to be."