If I was a Better Artist…

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

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 […]

Learning to Walk

Learning to Walk

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

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 […]

My Artist’s Statement

My Artist’s Statement

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

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 […]

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

Recent Work: My Little Warbler Series

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

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 […]

My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

My Journey into Selling (and Competing) on Spoonflower

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Journal | 2 Comments

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 […]