Sketchbook Boot Camp, Weeks 3-4, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts at MTSU

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, weeks 3-4. Assignment 1: Hand-Bound Books and Hand-Crafted Memories We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books. If you need a refresher after the demonstration, check out our […]

Reclaiming “Snowflake”—An Extended Metaphor

Reclaiming “Snowflake”—An Extended Metaphor

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Blog, rants | No Comments

This country is entering into a new, dark phase of an already long moral winter. A time when too many bundle up only with their loved ones and leave the unfortunate out in the cold.  The emphasis on profit and enforcing privilege has led our hearts to be hardened by a thick permafrost.  But I for one see hope: […]

Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

Hand Cut Stencil Screenprinting

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post has been written for a workshop I’m teaching at Southeast Missouri State University as part of Art Academy, July 13th-14th. If you are interested in easy, fast, and green ways to start screenprinting at home, check out our post for our last screenprinting workshop at Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, particularly the […]

Red and White Something -Close-to-What-May-Be-Considered Sangria

Red and White Something -Close-to-What-May-Be-Considered Sangria

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Blog, food porn | No Comments

These are the “sangrias” I made this weekend, as best as I can remember! I’ll update this post if I think of anything I forgot. I think the best part was letting it sit overnight in the fridge, and the bitter Granny Smith apples. I made 1 for all my white wine ladies and 1 […]

New Screenprints by Governor’s School Students!

New Screenprints by Governor’s School Students!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment

On day two of the workshop, the students are already off to a great start!

Screenprinting Workshop

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in art, Blog, DIY, teaching | 2 Comments

Basic Screenprinting with Stencils and Photoemulsion In the next week and a half, we will focus on basic screenprinting techniques utilizing photoemulsion and, if desired, hand cut stencils to create colorful, multi-layer images on paper. Our objectives will be to create a 2- or 3-layered print utilizing lettering and animal imagery including a key layer […]

Sesame Jalapeño Mayo Because I Ate All of the Other Sauce Already

Sesame Jalapeño Mayo Because I Ate All of the Other Sauce Already

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog, food porn | No Comments

So, for breakfast and lunch today, I finished up all the chicken strips and Chili Lime Peanut Dipping Sauce that I made for dinner last night (it was that good, y’all). Blake was mad because he wanted some more. So, I made blackened chicken strips on the grill tonight (marinated in some Peychaud’s and Angostura […]

Chili Lime Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chili Lime Peanut Dipping Sauce

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog, food porn | No Comments

Ingredients the juice of 2 fresh limes 1 bundle of fresh cilantro 1 TBS Coconut Oil 3 TSP Fish Sauce 2 Jalapenos 3 TBS Peanut Butter Black Pepper to Taste Directions Rough chop the cilantro and Jalapenos. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Garnish with Cilantro. In lieu of a […]

Rickman and Raison

Rickman and Raison

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Blog, life, movies, rants | No Comments

It was last Wednesday, and I woke up and read everything I could find on the internet about Alan Rickman’s life, because he was one of my boyfriends, and I became extremely depressed for the next 24-36 hours. When I was younger, I thought I loved Johnny Depp (who didn’t?) And there was a time […]

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog, life, offspring, rants, teaching | No Comments

So much has changed in the last few years! I was looking through old Blog Post Drafts, and I found this gem about how I very nearly was awesome in 2013. Three years later, I’m in my second year of teaching printmaking fulltime and have a wonderful little boy. I feel like now Blake has […]