Kindness Prevails

Kindness Prevails

YAY! So happy you're here. Looks like you discovered the gift I left out in the world! Hopefully you’ve stopped by to tell me where my art found a home, along with what inspires you. Can’t wait to hear!
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You may also be here to learn more about my commitment to gift culture and pay-what-you-wish pricing.

TLDR: I love giving gifts! It feels amazing to make stuff, celebrate our interconnectedness & share joy. Capitalism is killing us! It broke me & I want to do less feeding of the machine.

Creating art under the lens of capitalism inextricably tied how I viewed my value as a person to how much money I made. My creations were only worth the dollar amount for which they would or would not sell. Trying to nurture Foreignspell in this environment felt antithetical to my mission. It morphed from my happy place to somewhere to stew in shame, anxiety, and feelings of failure. During the years Foreignspell kept me afloat financially, I felt immense pressure to succeed under the toxic parameters of capitalism. Instead of creating something due to a genuine spark of inspiration, I became obsessively productive. I fed careless content to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr on an unhealthy schedule dictated by algorithms and advice in countless unhinged articles. When I’d excitedly present a new idea to someone in my life, one of their very first questions would be, “how much are you gonna charge?” or “how is that gonna make you money?” The questions echoed the anxiety-ridden inner monologue plaguing my creative pursuits. Capitalism stole my fun but I'm taking it back!

The suggested prices online exist to ensure this endeavor doesn’t sap all my financial resources by covering the cost of my materials + shipping. My payment in cases like this is the joy of our exchange!

I’m super jazzed to get back to creating solely for the sake of it. I can’t wait to see more creations made from true inspiration and make connections with amazing people like you.

This is so fun!!!


"A gift comes to you through no action of your own. It's free - having moved toward you without your beckoning. It's not a reward. You cannot earn it or call it to you or even deserve it - and yet it appears. Your only rule is to be open eyed and present. Gifts exist in a realm of humility and mystery."

Robin Wall Kimmerer | Braiding Sweetgrass

Here’s the final component to make sure Foreignspell feels super good & functions as part of a healthy, happy society: giving back!

KCEN identifies and uplifts powerful equity solutions that, if followed, would bring the Black community to equity across all measurable metrics including e.g., land, wealth, education, health, safety, organizational control and more. Read their equity solutions here.

Please let me know if you are participating in a letter-writing campaign in support of progressive measures. I will happily donate paper supplies! Reach out to me with your shipping address + the quantity & date you need ‘em.

Please come back to check out my shop every once in awhile, as I have dreams to fill it with lots of one-of-a-kind treasures.