Mictē found a New Home

By Kelly Bandalos

After a wonderful show at the Missouri History Museum last weekend, one of my pieces in the show was sold to Taylor Holland of St Louis.  This piece named Mictēcicāhuatlē, is named for the queen of the underworld, Mictlan.  To explain that, the underworld is not hell  it is merely the afterlife and a place…

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Unexpected Inspiration

By Kelly Bandalos

I am a semi practicing Buddhist.  Semi, because as much as I love listening to the Dalhi Llama and meditation, my life is so busy, that I find very little time to endulge in my practice.  However, I have recently been instigated…a lot.  I have made my favorite paintings and illustrations while I was quiet and…

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Packed to Go Again

By Kelly Bandalos

On the road again…… I used to stress about travel as an artist.  As a person who travels and with airlines making it harder and harder to have extra luggage, I really dreaded it.  I needed luggage just for my art supplies.  Pads, pastels and tools take up valuable space where shoes should be!  However,…

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