October 23, 2014
October 15, 2014
Brittany Jepsen runs one of my favorite blogs, the House that Lars Built. I always appreciate someone who loves using ALL the colors of the rainbow as much as I do. So it was a real treat to collaborate with her on this imaginative Halloween party. The theme is vanitas, which is an art history reference describing the brevity of life and nearness of death. I created the invites and menu which you can download and use for your own spooky soirees. Stay tuned for the recipes on Brittany’s blog!
Also, if you need an extra kick to get you into the Halloween spirit, how about listening to this Dead Man’s Bones album? If you haven’t heard of the band Dead Man’s Bones… it’s a side project of Ryan Gosling’s and their one album is actually really good. For me, it’s one of those seasonal albums that I can’t wait to hear when October rolls around.
October 9, 2014
October 8, 2014
An exercise in color and pattern.
September 24, 2014
I liked coffee and he liked tea and that’s why we never could be.
September 17, 2014
Perfect weather for lounging on a lawn with some wine and a good book, wouldn’t you say? Let’s hope it stays this nice for the weekend!
September 10, 2014
I just added four floral prints to the shop!
These were made when I splurged on a big pack of color-aid paper and started playing around. My Grandma always told us, “never skimp on buying food.” As a working artist I say, “never skimp on buying art supplies.” You’d be surprised how much better your work can look when you invest in the expensive paints and paper. My brands of choice are Holbein’s Acryla Gouache for paint. For paper I like Bockingford tinted paper in cream and Arches watercolor blocks. Personally I like a textured paper but different styles call for different materials so shop around and find what feels right for you!
September 1, 2014
August 29, 2014
I’m really into red lately. Can you tell? I bought this issue of Flair magazine on ebay a few years ago – maybe the best $20 I’ve ever spent! I’ve flipped through it so often that most of the pages have fallen out. No matter! Now I can hang the pages on my wall without feeling bad for tearing them out.
August 27, 2014