If I was a Better Artist…

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Lately, I’ve had this narrative running through my head that goes something like, “If I was a better artist, I would…” Like: If I was a better artist, I’d do an illustration about watching Woodcocks displaying at sunset on the shores of Lake Erie, which we did a couple of weeks ago. Or, if I … Read More

Learning to Walk

Learning to Walk

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I’ve always preferred running over walking. While I may not literally be running, I move at a hurried pace. Just watch me in the grocery store sometime as I swerve around slower shoppers and zoom up and down the aisles. I got stuff to do, people, get out of my way! My need for speed … Read More

My Artist’s Statement

My Artist’s Statement

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Soon after I got my artist-in-residence gig last fall, I started preparing for our joint show. In just three months, I needed to pull together enough finished works to fill my part of the gallery and on top of that, I had to write up descriptions of each work, submit my CV, and provide an … Read More

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

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A few weeks ago, we attended the Biggest Week in American Birding. In case you don’t know, my husband, Douglas, is an ornithologist. He is obsessed with birds. Just about every morning during our trip, Douglas would get up at 4:30 or 5 am, grab a cup of coffee, and go birding. I would crawl … Read More

My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

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Last year, I set about learning how to do surface pattern design. Specifically, I started plowing through Bonnie Christine’s massive Skillshare course on Adobe Illustrator. It took me six months to complete the class but by the end, I produced by first pattern repeat. It was ugly, but it was a real, technical repeat. Since … Read More

My 28 Days of Kid Lit Art

My 28 Days of Kid Lit Art

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One thing you may not know is that I’ve been doing a personal 100 day project. Actually, I’m on my second one. After I ended my first, I turned around and started the next one. In case this is a new concept for you, #the100dayproject is a ridiculously popular Instagram meme started by @elleluna. The … Read More