World Collage Day

This coming Saturday, May 14th, is the celebration of World Collage Day as initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018. From their website: Ric...

Travel Kit

When I was getting ready to pack for my trip to Italy, I knew that I wanted to bring a very small kit of art supplies. Our goal was to...

More Characters

I've been busy with a variety of things lately. That keeps life interesting, but it also serves to keep me a little bit distracted and...

Personalities

For a long time, I was scared to draw people. It was intimidating---everyone knows what a person looks like. So many things could go...

A Little Shout Out

I was thrilled to see the pitch that I submitted to Uppercase magazine in their latest newsletter! It was a short piece about my...

Creating Flow

I love when happy synchronicities come up. I listened to a podcast on The Happiness Lab about languishing the other day, by the author...

A Potpourri

The last few weeks have been a mixed bag of collage, plants, and baking. During the winter, I have a farmers' market every other week, so...

Studio Tour

I love seeing how and where other artists work. I often find sketches in a museum more interesting than the finished paintings---there's...

Delights

One of my favorite things about making collages is that they continually surprise me. Unless I set out to make something in particular,...

Stretching

I've been trying to start each day with a quick and small collage, like a warm up for any subsequent art. It's akin to the physical act...

New Workshops and a Sketchbook Video

I have two beginner collage workshops scheduled for the end of January, so if you've been on the fence about whether to give one of my...

My Indoor Garden

During these gray, winter days, my houseplants are still bringing me joy. Sunday is my official day for watering and puttering around...

The Peace of Origami

When I was a preteen, I became obsessed with folding origami. I'm sure it started with a crane and then I wanted to fold everything. My...

Collage Bouquets

You know when you're having a hard day and feel like you deserve a bouquet of flowers? This is my frugal collage version of a treat...

Food Nostalgia

There's just something about certain foods that brings on a very tender nostalgia. A food that reminds you of a grandparent, maybe, or a...

A Little Garden Tour: Succulents

I recently got a new phone with an excellent camera, and it's inspired me to take beauty shots of my plants. Since they play a big role...

Sketchbook As Therapy

I often turn to my sketchbook when I'm having a hard day. On those days, I generally start with the words and see what unfolds. Not only...

Art Dates

While Maria and I have been regularly talking about our art practices for a year and a half, we just recently started meeting up for art...

Cats!

I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram. I love seeing what other artists are up to there, and I love connecting with people from...

Paper Love

There's just something about paper. It's cheap, it's accessible, it's all around us...and full of possibilities. It's a completely...

 

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