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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Linoleum Printmaking Workshop

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in art, Blog, design, DIY, teaching | No Comments

Linoleum-cut Reduction Relief Printing Theme: Documentation and Memory Please begin by reading this article about how the easy accessibility of photography affects our daily life and even our memory of events: http://www.wnyc.org/story/challenge-2-photo-free-day/ Consider how photography affects your experience of the world around you. Do you photograph your meals, friends, yourself, the landscape, etc. on a […]

Altered Book Sketchbook Project

Altered Book Sketchbook Project

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in art | No Comments

It’s been a long time, folks. Teaching full-time, traveling, making art, living apart–I’m keeping busy. Yes, “living apart” fits in that list. Everything takes longer and costs more separately–cooking, washing up, running errands. There’s no backup. I’ve also been cheating on you, blog, with Instagram. Yes, we finally joined the 21st century with smart phones, […]

Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in art, life, rants | No Comments

I came upon links to two art articles on Facebook over the past week or so, posted upon the pages of Tim Dooley and Brian Hitselberger (scroll to the end for the links to the articles.) I kept them open in tabs all last week, awaiting a free moment of concentration to sit down and […]

Flocking to the Pump: New Mini Drawings

Flocking to the Pump: New Mini Drawings

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in art | No Comments

Since January, I’ve been working on a new series of works called Flocking to the Pump. You can see the main works in the series in this earlier post, All of This Happened, More or Less. Four of them are currently on display in the 17th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New […]

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Recent Collaborations: Working on Working Together

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in art | 2 Comments

It’s been a long time since I have contributed to this blog aside from snarky comments for Hannah as she diligently keeps up with posting. Hannah says that’s OK because I’m busy ’cause I have a job; I say that’s me being lazy and handing the reigns over to my social media director (her). I’m […]

The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in art, life | 5 Comments

Well, I’m not going overseas afterall. Everything fell through, and I don’t know why. So, I’m just a girl in Ohio, married to a guy who works at BGSU. I had some other opportunities, which I regretfully denied based on my signing a contract for my job overseas, and which now are most likely unavailable […]