Art

Working for yourself and artistry often bring many challenges. Some I expect and others surprise me. Right now I am struggling with something that never plagued me so much before. That is Discipline. Maybe its summer, maybe its the less than rigorous schedule, maybe its fear, maybe its something entirely different. I’ve been struggling to …

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I spent a little time reflecting on things I wrote in my journal throughout June. And they were things that were still popping into my head so I let them stew a little. Then I realized I wanted to get them down outside of my journal, so I decided to hand letter them into my …

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This week I’ve been reading Martin Schleske’s The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty and in one of his first chapters he explains the importance of opposites and embracing the whole of each opposite to attain beauty. Everything has opposites. He uses words like familiarity and surprise or serenity and passion or freedom and loyalty. By …

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This is a quick compilation of the letters and numbers I created for 36 Days of Type. Next I’ll be going through the process of refining them, bringing them together, creating hand printed versions, and finally patterns for a full collection. Just thought I would give you a peek at what I’ve been drawing these …

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With the release of my newest Expectancy print, I wanted to share with you a behind the scenes the process I used to screen print it. Before I get to the screen printing part of my process there is a lot of ideating, sketching, and digitally creating the artwork.  But that’s another story for another …

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Last summer I was out in my yard picking through weeds and deadheading flowers, basic clean up that no one loves to do except probably me. It’s a brain break that allows me to be outside. I love puttering around in my yard. My neighbor thinks I’m crazy because I’m constantly pulling up plants and …

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This week I was talking to a lovely woman who was going through so much in the past couple of weeks. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, her son was in the hospital with wounds inflicted by his own dog, and her pipes exploded in the walls of her home. She was so humble about …

What is Art to You? Read More »