I'm having a giveaway!

Ahhhh!  Youse guys, I'm having a giveaway over on Instagram @beccabastianlee to celebrate the launch of my new website!  If you're reading this here on my blog, congrats - you've already found the website!  Now to go find the giveaway - here's a handy link :  https://www.instagram.com/beccabastianlee/

What can I win, you might be asking?  THE PRIZES : 1st prize - a 9"x12" original mixed media piece on paper titled "Keep a light on for me." 2nd prize - a 5"x7" original mixed media piece on paper titled "Mermaid's Grotto." 

Left : "Mermaid's Grotto", 5"x7" --- Right : "Keep a light on for me.", 9"x12"

Left : "Mermaid's Grotto", 5"x7" --- Right : "Keep a light on for me.", 9"x12"

HOW TO ENTER : Go to my Instagram page.  Leave a comment on the first giveaway post & tell me what series or piece from my body of work you would like to see more of in the future! Tag 2 friends who might also be interested in winning a piece of original art! Make sure you are following me! Giveaway ends March 1st, 2017 at 5pm. 

FURTHER RULES & ETC : You must be following me to enter. You must be 18+. You must comment on the aforementioned instagram post. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Shipping is free in the continental USA. International fans are welcome to enter - however, shipping fees will need to be charged for the amount past what domestic shipping would have cost me. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

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Queen of Hearts Project

Burn the land and boil the sea - you can’t take the sky from me.
— Joss Whedon
My card for the Queen of Hearts Project (#queenofheartsproject)!

My card for the Queen of Hearts Project (#queenofheartsproject)!

So thrilled to be a part of the brand new #queenofheartsproject with @kelleewynnestudios and the 11 other fab artists participating!  Proceeds will be going to Joyful Heart (@joyful_heart_foundation) to benefit and support those affected by domestic violence. "Decks" of 12 postcards will be on sale soon for $20, with the originals also available! (More on that soon.). Join us by posting your own altered Queen of Hearts card and tagging #queenofheartsproject on Instagram!

On Inauguration Day, 2017

Today, my art is my voice.  As a person with multiple chronic illnesses and physical disability (We'll go into that more in a later post), I am unable to participate in the big march in DC, or in the myriad of other marches that have sprung up in my area.  I had to tell a very excited friend who had decided to go last minute to the Women's March in Annapolis that my body just couldn't handle the combination of the cold, the walking & standing for long periods, and the crowds today.  I didn't want to be a burden or a liability to my friends when my heart went bananas or my hip gave out.

But that's ok.  Because I know my friend will be carrying my name in her heart - and because I am sitting here in my studio speaking through my art.  I am creating work for a charitable project that will help fund the fight to end domestic violence against women.  I am watching my sisters gather together in DC and elsewhere with pride.

Today, my art is my voice.

Nice to Meet You!

 Hi there!  My name is Becca Bastian Lee - I’m an artist based out of the Annapolis, MD area and I am pursuing - no, obsessed with - discovering the beauty in everything around me.  I look at a landscape and I see the deeper colors that aren’t “really” there; the shapes and patterns that form when a person stares just long enough. 

I want to take the beauty that I perceive and make it into tangible works of art that others can see and appreciate.

Here's a little preview of what I've been working on lately...