pathologicalwire|dani bickford
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peace&love, buttercup💛🌙 fotografer/mère💫former alaska tv journo & mtvnews alum✨music blog@366songs_🌟personal@notyrcupoftea⚡️DM for freelance/collab🌞

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I suppose I’d better be consistent. I protested AK State Senator David Wilson’s actions against a female staffer, and I’m following up with protesting Rep. Dean Westlake. This one is difficult, because I got to know Dean a little while I served as Advocacy Director for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in 2014. I do not do this with a smile on my face. In fact, it sucks, because this state is so small and we all cross paths in different but meaningful ways. But wrong is wrong, and I hope Dean does the right thing. Democrats and Republicans alike do this stuff. Party doesn’t rule out whether one behaves this way or not. #art #digitalart #alaska #alaskademocrat #democrat #representativedeanwestlake #deanwestlake #alaskapolitics #politicalportrait #abusive #unacceptable #standupforwomen #artprotest #penis #dick #apologize #protectwomen #instaart #standup #dickart #protest #sexualharassment #stopsexualharassment #kotzebue #metoo #hertoo #juneau #akleg

More Spiro practice 🙂 I found some fine tip gel pens while in town at @ziarecords and they’re making a huge difference. I love using the Sharpie pens, but I find that the ink can pool and that can be a little distracting while I am trying to focus on turning the wheel and keeping the pressure light while I’m at it. Plus, I enjoy the colors 😉🍭🍬 If you have a Spirograph kit lying around or have interest in one, I highly recommend trying it out with fine tip gel pens. Let me know if you do—I’d love to see what you come up with! #art #travel #travelart #vegas #lasvegas #draw #drawing #spirograph #spiro #practice #tryitout #colors #gelpens #circle #circles #ellipse #ellipses #design #forfun #rings #ringsaroundtheworld

Las Vegas—let this Fool read your tarot. I’ll be hanging out around the Venetian tomorrow, and I’ve got three cool decks. DM to learn more and book, and let’s see what the cards want you to think about. #lasvegas #travel #vegas #vegasstrip #tarot #tarotreader #venetian #venetianlasvegas #fun #silly #thingstodoinvegas #boomerang #psychart #funnyface #weirdlady

@weep_wave in Seattle, house show / Redlight • 12/2/2017 • I’m super bummed—my camera battery ran out, and I had to dash before saying goodbye. I’ll be back to photograph them again! #weepwave #seattle #seattlemusic #diyrocknroll #seattlediy #seattlemusicscene #rocknroll #rocknrollmusic #musicphotographer #alaska #artist #alaskaphotographer #seattlephotographer #psych #psychedelic #psychart #psychedelicart #supportmusic

Hey, I’ve been stoked for months about @weep_wave and I’m finally seeing them—loving it! #seattle #seattlemusic #diy #diyrocknroll #seattlediy #seattlerocknroll #rocknroll #music #houseshow #fremont #fremontseattle #besttime

@stepdadsbellingham just starting—still time to make it to 109 NW 39th Street in Fremont in Seattle! Part of the lineup with @weep_wave @cheapsweat and @firenuns as part of a benefit for @wliha ; $5 at the door! #seattle #seattlemusic #diy #diyrocknroll #seattlediy #seattlerocknroll #rocknroll #music #houseshow #fremont #fremontseattle #besttime

Wow, @firenuns! Holy moly! 109 NW 39th Street in Fremont in Seattle! Part of the lineup with @weep_wave @cheapsweat and @stepdadsbellingham as part of a benefit for @wliha ; $5 at the door! #seattle #seattlemusic #diy #diyrocknroll #seattlediy #seattlerocknroll #rocknroll #music #houseshow #fremont #fremontseattle #besttime

@cheapsweat is cranking it out here! 109 NW 39th Street in Fremont in Seattle! Part of the lineup with @weep_wave @firenuns and @stepdadsbellingham as part of a benefit for @wliha ; $5 at the door! #seattle #seattlemusic #diy #diyrocknroll #seattlediy #seattlerocknroll #rocknroll #music #houseshow #fremont #fremontseattle #besttime

Portland and Sisters Coffee, you were lovely and wonderful, even with traffic! ❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️ Pulled some wonderful cards and got to practice Spiro—clearly I need to work at it a LOT more 🙃🙂 Seattle, let me know if anything cool is going down tonight in Capitol Hill! It would be lovely to say hello! If not, see you in the morning 😎 #travel #layover #portland #pdx #seattle #sea #boomerang #spirograph #spiro #artist #alaska #capitolhill #psychedelic #psychart #psychedelicart #needswork #mistakes #oops #practice #practicemakesperfect

Portland! How’s it going? I’m here for a few hours! I’ll be Spirographing at Sisters Coffee in the Pearl District. If you’re having a rough gear-up for the Mercury Retrograde, DM me—I’m running a special today on Mercury Rx in-person tarot reads: $20. (I do digital reads, too, FYI!) Let’s try to sort out the fog and figure out what can help. If you don’t need a read, still free free to say hi! Especially if you want to make a Spiro 🙂 This is one I made on the plane. I still need a lot of practice. The last time I was here, Mercury was also in a retrograde phase. Nice to be back during another one, but I am avoiding cider this time 🤣 EDIT: Re-posted, because I wanted to also feature Michael Flynn; he, his ex-boss, and ex-associates are having a really hard Mercury Retrograde because of, well, themselves. #travel #layover #portland #pdx #tarot #portlandoregon #artist #tarot #tarotreader #mercuryretrograde #mercury #astrology #read #sisterscoffee #coffee #drinkitup #friday #fridayinportland #psychedelic #mercuryretrogradeproblems #spirograph #spiro #hiportland #pdx #pnw #pnwonderland #mikeflynn #michaelflynn #donaldtrump #fbi

Worked on a commission today while slamming as much tea and soup as possible to get my voice back. This isn’t the commission, but I have been playing with a Spirograph set in order to get back with pencils and markers and get practice with working in circular designs to prep my brain for that commission, not to mention give myself an exercise in developing patience with myself as I try to learn new skills. I have a problem where sometimes I want to throw in the towel early if a piece isn’t turning out *exactly* the way I want it to look early on, and I always benefit from easing up on the anxiety and instead just letting myself work. I also just really like seeing what comes out from these silly little wheels 🙂 #artist #alaska #alaskaartist #pencil #spirograph #graphite #graphitedrawing #drawing #draw #symmetry #fun #practice #psychedelic #minimalist #circle #circles #round #design #art #spirographart #instaart #wheel #wheels #math #mathart #patience #introspective #innervoice

Collaborative experiments with a four-year old as we work our @fujifilm_instax_northamerica with @futureeyes. Can’t wait to do even more. #fuji #fujiinstax #fujiinstaxmini #instax #instaxmini #experimentalphotography #experiment #film #photography #momanddaughter #daughter #fouryearsold #photographer #sidekick #fun #beingtogether #psych #psychart #weirdmom #momiscrazy #momishappy

I had the most wonderful surprise the other day. While I was expecting one rad baby girl in 2013, my husband and I went took a quick trip down to Seattle to go see @thedandywarhols on the “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia” anniversary tour. To say the least, Alaska, me, and music have never really... meshed. I was excited to see the Dandys, and the idea that it would be my daughter’s “first show” and that maybe the music would be loud enough for us to jam together. (Quite literally.) I was excited to try my hand at photographing on my iPhone. The show was perfect. The Dandys made me feel like a million dollars when their account reposted the photo. As a media liaison my instinct was to tag photos and make sure that I shared copies with the band even down the line. Well, I found out that one of the photos I took became part of the photo arrangement inside the sleeve of their first-ever live album, recorded from that tour! I only figured this out about three or four years too late, but I am ecstatic. I ordered a copy (thanks @actionrecords!) and now it’s in my home. This show was important to me as I was making the choice to break away from a career that, frankly, doesn’t make anyone who’s in it happy. I didn’t want my daughter to absorb my unhappiness, and at 27 at the time, I knew I would have to take the steps to find my path to happiness and that if I didn’t, my daughter would suffer as a result. Rocknroll music was my escape and I’ve always wanted to be close to it, and I knew that embracing it without worrying about what anyone thought would be key. This show, and the enthusiasm and warmth that was freely given by the band was one of many factors that kicked off the journey to help me get where I am today, and it’s even more wonderful than I’d hoped it would be. Thank you to the Dandys, and @ziamccabe for being wonderful in recent months. Also to my husband for telling me that my photos all look nice 😉 And special thanks to Sean Gothman! #dandywarhols #thirteentalesfromurbanbohemia #album #vinyl #rocknroll #rocknrollmusic #photograph #photography #2013 #livealbum #art #photographer #earlywork #iphone #thankyou #surprise #unexpected

Lately I’ve started to experiment with watercolor. I started with moons, and I’ll share some of those soon. My other favorite subject would be trees. This morning I woke up and made these little guys and it was a nice way to start the day. (I’m wondering if these trees have personalities. I almost want to put little faces on them.) #watercolor #art #originalart #trees #conifer #paint #painting #watercolorpainting #alaska #alaskaartist #tryingsomethingnew #tree #artist #artistsoninstagram #arbre #albero #árbol #baum #träd #puu #árvore #nature #natureart #treeart

Almost an hour ago, I got a news alert stating that Charles Manson had died. I immediately thought of Sharon Tate and felt the strong desire to draw her. From 1996-2000, I lived in Vicenza, Italy; from ‘97-‘00, I attended the high school there; the very same high school that Sharon graduated from. She was one of those rad kids from Verona who would ship in daily from afar for school, like my beautiful friend @vana_mama. I sat in some of the same classrooms that Sharon sat in, rushed down the same hallways that Sharon rushed down, and struggled with the same struggles and hardships of military brat life that Sharon struggled with. I used to wonder if she was still in the hallways, keeping an eye out for those of us who needed someone to keep an eye out for them. It was a lovely thought to have as a 7th/8th/9th grader who didn’t feel like she fit in. I get together every year with some of my very closest friends from that time and it’s a tremendous and happy occasion, and each year when I’m with them and drunk on life (and probably booze), I think about Sharon and how she shares a bond with me and some of the people I love the most on this earth. If there’s an afterlife, Sharon is looking out for a group of us kids who got thrown together thanks to circumstances beyond our control and became better people because we all happened to meet each other. I wish that things had been different for Sharon. But wherever she is, I hope that she’s free and that she knows she is so very loved by people who used to (and still) think of her when they would wonder about the future. I didn’t graduate from Vicenza American High School, but when you’re a military brat, all the places you go and people you meet become a part of you. Sharon Tate is a part of me, and tonight I am thinking of her. #art #artist #alaskaartist #drawing #digitalart #instagood #instaart #psychedelic #psych #psychedelicart #psychart #trippy #trippyart #vintage #retro #girl #woman #retrogirl #stonerart #color #colors #scifi #sharontate #rip #sharon #charlesmanson #italy #vicenza #military #militarybrat

That face you make when you realize that the Instagram that you almost didn’t start because you were afraid that no one would care about your artwork breaks 500 “likes.” I’m super appreciative and still astounded by all the encouragement and kindness that has come my way since I made the choice to share things that I make. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You make a difference to me as I figure out how to become more comfortable calling myself an “artist.” It helps to be surrounded by wonderful people. ❤️ By the way, I’ll be in Las Vegas the first week of December! Best shows that week? Best spot to snap photos? Want to say hello? Drop me a line! I’ll be stopping through Portland and Seattle on my way down, so I’ll also be happy to see the Emerald City 💚 and PDX, even if it’s super brief-like! #alaska #artist #500followers #psychedelic #psych #psycheart @futureeyes #selfie #friday #thankyou #gratitude #psychedelicart #socialmedia #travel #seattle #lasvegas #vegas #vegasbound #portland #sea #pdx #nevada #washington #oregon #photography #photographer #rocknroll #musicphotographer

I’m super excited about December 2nd—I’m a fan of @weep_wave and can’t wait to catch them along with Step Dads, Fire Nuns, and Cheap Sweat benefitting a great cause (@wliha) at The Redlight. Are you planning to be there, too? #seattle #travel #seattlemusicscene #photographer #photography #musicphotography #travel #travelphotography #seattlemusic #rocknroll #rocknrollmusic #december #upcomingtrips #cantwait #weepwave #stepdad #firenuns #cheapsweat #pdx #bellingham #pdxmusic #bellinghammusic #livemusic