Making vs. Thinking and Scrolling

In January, I started a new organizational system. That led to tackling some business aspects of my art practice: updating my website, updating my CV, fussing with connecting social media accounts and email, looking for grant opportunities, teaching a few online classes, and generally thinking and researching about the administration side of my art business.Continue reading “Making vs. Thinking and Scrolling”

Jumping Media

Watercolor has always been a favorite method for translating my ideas, but sometimes I crave a different process, feel stuck, or need some novel creative time. Blockprinting is an interesting puzzle and I relish the high contrast look. Alpine Alaska Cotton L.E.S.A. This new (almost finished) acrylic work was an entertaining challenge. I couldn’t findContinue reading “Jumping Media”

Managing Digital Images

Taking a dive into my disheveled image files to bring more color and examples of my artwork to the website. This site is meant to reflect my work as both teacher and maker. At the moment, a tiny sample is on display, but there is more to come! My image collection starts with data onContinue reading “Managing Digital Images”

Managing Expectations

In college, I had a rabbit that laid on my sketches for drawing class- while I was trying to work on them. Now, our son uses the same trick. He will happily play until the sketch pad comes out. He loves peekaboo! Knitting instead! I got some knitting done… then the toddler found the project.Continue reading “Managing Expectations”

Living Alaskan (my version)

I grew up here, and I travel, but Alaska has given my heart roots. Our home is Southeast Alaska, both Juneau and Petersburg. The landscape that surrounds us is dominated by towering trees, ocean, islands, and snowy mountains- wait- did I mention rain? Lots of rain = lush forest. Early family adventures immersed in theContinue reading “Living Alaskan (my version)”