casey (and bill murray)

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I was in a terrible mood the day I met Casey. I don't remember quite what it was-- just that the day couldn't be over soon enough. We drove out to the Inner Sunset to interview her for the Passion Stories muse series and just about the moment I stepped into her studio, I felt better.

I'm not sure if this is everyone's experience with her (I wouldn't be surprised) but we just clicked. I saw her paint-splattered floor and loved her nonchalance over never receiving her security deposit back. I met Bill Murray, king of his own world and destined to make his home with Casey. Everything she said resonated with me-- from her adoration for her grandmother to her firm philosophy that all hardships define you. 

Even though I've met Casey a total of three times, I know she's someone I want to keep close. She's currently fundraising for her next adventure-- an entire year painting in a Hayes Valley storefront, sharing her "entire creative process with the hopes of awakening the possibilities in you."

(And I'm photographing it!)

See more of Casey's muse interview here and support her Kickstarter campaign here.