Happy IWD 2017!

Happy International Women's Day, everyone! I appreciate this opportunity to raise my awareness around gender issues, celebrate the wins and to encourage everyone - female, male, binary - to pitch in for a better, more equitable future.

C. Rasmussen | detail from  Hitchhiker  | Original sold,  prints available . 

C. Rasmussen | detail from Hitchhiker | Original sold, prints available

The theme for this year's IWD is #BeBoldforChange, which I just love. My Flawless series is an exploration in portraying bold femininity, something I am continuing to examine in my new work. I'm also trying to educate myself more on these issues.

According to the World Economic Forum, at the current rate the gender gap won't completely close until 2186 (!). That is just too long, so the idea is to take action now to achieve this sooner.  Click these links to learn more about the theme and/or choose an action to takeTogether we can do better for the next generation. 

C. Rasmussen |  Beautiful As You  | Original sold,  prints available . 

C. Rasmussen | Beautiful As You | Original sold, prints available


C. Rasmussen | Finding inspiration every where - a candid photo I snapped earlier this year while walking around downtown LA's warehouse district.

C. Rasmussen | Finding inspiration every where - a candid photo I snapped earlier this year while walking around downtown LA's warehouse district.

As an aside, you may have noticed that I have a thing for painting red dresses. I was pretty excited about the call to wear red today, but to my surprise found that I have very little red clothing in my wardrobe (besides scarves)! Perhaps something to remedy...

Regardless, I seem to spot these things everywhere, as in the photo to the right, which I took while wandering around downtown LA's warehouse district a couple weeks ago (I was looking for the historic Woman's Building on N. Spring Street, but that's a story for another time).

Happy International Women's Day 2016!

Happy International Women's Day! This year the theme is Pledge for Global Gender Parity. Yup, "parity" is a word, one I was unfamiliar with; it is a synonym for "equality." Learn something new every day. 

My pledge is to help women & girls achieve their ambitions. With that in mind, for the month of March (Women's History month) I'm donating 10% of all sales in my print shop to Girls, Inc., a nonprofit organization "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart & bold."

My print shop features fine art prints ($35 each) of original paintings from my "Flawless" series, which is about refusing to apologize for femininity, recognizing that pretty isn't weak.

Click to view the collection of available prints.

To make YOUR pledge for parity, click here
#iwd2016 #pledgeforparity