I love looking for signs of spring... bird chirps, flower buds, crisp evenings, muddy shoes and scraped knees from playing outside again. Mother nature never fails to amaze me that even after the coldest of winters her bulbs still manage to bloom through the gray and cold ground. Though I must say, Chicago hasn't displayed much said Spring days yet. (I did begrudgingly pull my parka back out from storage this week... UGH). So while we all wait for warm days to arrive and for my flowers on paper to release (May 1st, 10 AM CST people!) I thought I'd share with you some free tech downloads! Enjoy!Read More
For my most recent print release, I decided to reach out to Framebridge to see what my options were for printing and framing. Dave and I have used Framebridge several times to frame engagement photos, photobooth strips, and artwork, and they never fail to impress us with their impeccable service, product and quality! I wanted to share a little bit more about my new printing source and why I chose to work with them - I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I have! And I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Read More
I don’t remember my first art experience. Not because it was non-significant, but because art has been in my life from the beginning. My mom has her BFA from Michigan State University, and after graduating she started teaching K-12 art in schools. While teaching, she became pregnant with me, so I literally have been learning about art since before I can remember...Read More
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I am thrilled to share with you some details and inspiration behind my newest series "Gather". I've painted in this small biz for just over a year and it has been a process of self growth, as an artist but also as a human. My style and technique has evolved and I am learning how to balance the different "baskets" of life if you will (more on that later)...Read More
Okay, I'm a generally happy person. Not that everything in my life is perfect - it definitely isn't - but I do feel that I have a huge capacity for happiness and I believe it is one of my personal strengths (as opposed to keeping my finances and laundry organized and going to bed early... personal weaknesses… ugh to adult-ing). The way I see it - life is short. I'm not going to waste my time dwelling on the negative! Painting is my happy place and I naturally gravitate towards painting subjects that truly bring me joy...Read More
Well you guys I have to say, 2017 welcomed me with big open arms... I think this year and I are going to have a great time together. At least that's the vibe January has given me and I'm just gonna ride it out!On December 30th, 2016 I received an email from a curation specialist...Read More