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The artist behind Indigo Skye

Spending my days blending motherhood + color . . . 

​Hi, my name is Skye Como Miller and I'm so glad you found your way here.

I create fresh + nostalgic blue floral paintings to remind us that in the midst of the chaos and struggle that life often presents us, there is still Good to be found if we choose to see it.

The color blue helps us process our fears and any grief that manifests in this wild and wonderful life. Blue helps us express those deep feelings, but then ushers us into a place of joy and resolve. Blue is sky and water, it is peace and safety, it is midnight and dawn, both expansive and grounding.

 

Every one of my blue-hued floral paintings is created in little scraps of time that I steal away between homeschooling my three kids and all that managing a family entails. What feels like a sacrifice becomes a life-giving escape that fuels my soul and helps me express stored up beauty from my extraordinary, ordinary life. All the little stolen moments add up to a finished floral painting that feels like a cool drink on a hot day, linen drying on the line, barefoot summer wandering

 

I like to say that I'm in my Blue Period and happy about it. My mind seeks solace in a dozen blue hues: indigo, periwinkle, ultramarine, cobalt, sky blue, and more. I hope you can find rest here, too.

About my
artistic process

Whimsical, intuitive, & expressionistic . . .

Currently my process involves watercolor, inks, and acrylics. I've built my painting rhythms around being able to quickly jump into a work in progress while also being able to easily clean up my art space before my toddler runs in and eats my paint or destroys my painting (yes, both have happened). I may have a couple random 15 minute stretches to paint during the day and re-wetting paints give me the flexibility I need right now. 

Whether I'm painting for just a few minutes or for a few hours at a time, I am fully absorbed into my work. It's a sacred space for me to play with intuitive marks that may become a floral composition or a cathartic abstract. 

I want my work to produce inspiration in peoples hearts and lives. When we are inspired it's often the spark that interrupts our normal pattern of thinking and moves us to the point of transformation, little or big. 

I seek to express authenticity in my work, and to highlight the Beauty of fragile things. My work empowers the use of the imagination and connects us back to childhood, to a time before we learned the need to suppress and ignore this potent aspect of our minds. 

See my Originals page to read even more about my artistic process.

Fun Facts

Mini Deep Dive:

I am an Enneagram 4w5 and an INFJ on the Meyer's-Briggs. I long to be unique and independent, I'm mostly an introvert, I feel deeply, and recharge in my alone time. I equally want to be the life of the party and also a wallflower. 

I found out at 26 that I am partially adopted and its changed my whole perspective on life and my identity. For the better. 

My range of taste in movies and music is vast. One of my favorite movies is Silver Linings Playbook, but I'll also watch The Last Jedi or Top Gun any day of the week. Similarly, I'll listen to Third Eye Blind, John Mark Pantana, and The Beatles in the same hour. 

I love Young Adult Fiction and will read pretty much anything if the characters develop superpowers. My latest read was the Shadow & Bone series and it was so good, I sobbed at the end for like an hour. 

My husband and I picked out our daughter's name on our first date, and I heard both my boys' names in my dreams. 

Some of my favorite contemporary artist are Dina Brodsky, Tahlia Stanton, Caitlin Connolly, Emily Jeffords, and Carolyn Gavin. Worth looking up. 

I'm 33 and my birthday is on July 4th. 

In your light I learn how to love
In your beauty; how to make poems. 
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

- Rumi