A Beautiful Mess

Above, left and right: our printed papers and fabrics Above, center: a sketchbook page that I printed over Last week, I went over to my...

Getting Out of the Sketchbook, Part 2

My piece on this wood panel is very similar to what I've been doing in my sketchbook. I actually started playing with the idea in my...

Getting Out of the Sketchbook, Part 1

My time has been scattered lately, as summer time often is. Working in my sketchbook is a practice that can adjust easily to my time and...

A Good Idea

One of the things that I love about having my own business is deciding what I get to do. I really enjoy hearing about custom...

Finding Ease

I've gotten to a place in several aspects of my life where I've found ease. It's like my body got tired of fighting itself and it found a...

Something Fun

I've been a part of the Bennington Farmers' Market for over ten years. This summer, I made the hard decision not to return as a full time...

A Sketchbook Tour

I always enjoy seeing artists' sketchbooks. They feel alive with spontaneous marks and experiments. They're a little window into the...

Inheriting the Weeds

When we bought our new house, we of course focused on all the best parts (and it is not lacking!). One of those things is the gardens....

Expanding My View

Until I moved, I didn't realize how limited I felt in my old house. We lived in a very beautiful spot, in a very nice house. But now I...

How to Collage a Dragon

As I think about how to teach certain aspects of collage, I've been breaking down my methods so I can explain them to others. This works...

In the Midst

My house in still in the midst of the upheaval that is our upcoming move. The new house officially belongs to us, as of last Thursday....

A Rescue and Loss

I'm happy to see that my little rabbit's foot fern is thriving with proper water and sun in my bathroom. The new furry frond is a welcome...

An Ode to Art Supplies

Now that I've packed away my studio desk and most of my supplies, I've honed in on the things that I've been using every day. It's been a...

My Mother's Daughter

Every once in awhile, I catch myself doing something that is truly a mannerism of my mom or dad. My parents are admirable people, so...

Full Circle

A long time ago now, I went to art school. I majored in Jewelry Making (yes, that was my real major!), and I dabbled in collages. My...

A Month of Plants

Here are my February daily collages. I decided that since I'm not supposed to be buying any plants with our impending move, I could...

Tending, Continued

I have an assortment of plants on a shelf at my south facing window. They're a motley crew of flora that I've bought over the years....

Tricking Myself

Since I've started teaching collage classes, I've gathered lots of tips for keeping my students creating. While I do teach technique, I...

Writing Around the Truth

This is at least the third time I've started this post. I wanted to write about plants, about my routines, about projects that I'm trying...

Tending My Internal Garden

I was listening to an artist that I follow on Instagram, Sarah Hand, talk about her work. Sarah is a master of papier mache, and she...

 

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