Thoughts / Inspiration

FAQs: My Favorite Materials

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately (mostly on Instagram) about what kind of materials I use, and because I could go on and on all day about art supplies (art nerd alert!), I thought I’d write a post about it here so I can go into a little more detail. Here are the basics and some… More

New Year, New Series

The past couple of years in my art practice have been a little bit all over the place.  From a commission project gone horribly wrong (that took up the better part of 6 months that I would really just like to forget), some commissions that went very right, a coloring book project, to some flirtations… More

Spotlight: David Bookbinder

For most of 2016, I was hard at work on my first adult coloring book, ‘52 (more) Flower Mandalas’. I met my collaborator, David Bookbinder, through a friend, who knew he was looking for an artist to illustrate his second coloring book project and suggested me. This is not typically the kind… More

A Case for the Day Job

The other day I had a doctor appointment at a practice where I am a new patient, so I had to fill out stacks and stacks of paperwork before I could be seen. There is always that line on these forms where it says, ‘occupation’. I always pause at this block, and wonder what I should put…do… More

MATS Home Decor class

2016 seems to be the year I step out of my comfort zone and try (and learn) new things. In February I took a pattern design workshop, and right now I’m in the final week of a very intense 5-week course focusing on designing products for the home décor market (kind of a life-long dream for… More