New year, new studio organization!

New year, new studio organization!

New year, new studio organization! I’ve been planning forever to set up a corner of my studio to display finished/available worn. Finally got it done! I also haven’t had a great setup for doing encaustic work since I moved here, so that is in progress...
The100dayproject-Day 1

The100dayproject-Day 1

Today is the first day of @elleluna’s #the100dayproject and I’ve finally decided what I’m going to do this year. I participated for the first time in 2016, drawing one nude woman a day which turned into my Lines + Curves series of drawings that I made into prints, coloring cards and phone cases. In 2107 I upped my game and did my own #365accordionproject and drew every day in a Moleskine Japanese Album with the goal of drawing every day and continuing from one sketchbook to the next creating one long drawing throughout 2017. I filled 5 1/2 sketchbooks by the end of the year. For the 2018 100 day project, I’ve been making a long list of possibilities and narrowed it down to two that I’ve been debating for the past couple of days. It was between 100 days of repeat patterns and 100 days of drawings on the iPad. You may not know that I studied fibers in grad school at the Savannah College of Art & Design (@scaddotedu). And although my focus was on more free-form surface design and mixed media fabric pieces, I also learned how to create repeat patterns and created a handful of fabrics that I screen printed and block printed myself. But I haven’t really done any pattern design since 1993, when I finished grad school. I draw patterns all the time, as you can see    in the drawings in this post, but I haven’t made them repeat. I would like to make some of my designs into fabric and wallpaper, so I want to relearn how to do repeats. When I did it 25 years ago, it...
This guy started out as a magpie…

This guy started out as a magpie…

This guy started out as a magpie until I found the gourd for his beak and rusty whisks for his feet. Not sure what he is anymore, but I’m kind of in love with him! Made in Geoffrey Gorman‘s workshop at Ephemera...
I’m about to merge worlds…

I’m about to merge worlds…

I’m about to merge worlds and use some paper stretching techniques I learned from Catherine Nash at Amanda Jolley’s studio last year on the wings of this cicada that I’m making in Geoffrey Gorman’s workshop at Ephemera...
I always overestimate

I always overestimate

I always overestimate the amount of stuff I can get done in any given chunk of time. The plan was to clean/organize my studio today and all I got done is this one small workspace. But it’s a start! More tomorrow.
And a new series is born.

And a new series is born.

And a new series is born. Burning and horsehair drawing thanks to a fantastic Lorraine Glessner workshop.
Don’t you love when you are expecting a creepy dead bug

Don’t you love when you are expecting a creepy dead bug

Don’t you love when you are expecting a creepy dead bug from a friend and she sends you all this extra cool stuff for your collection of dead things? She knows the way to my heart! Thanks Sara! You’re my new bff!...
One of the three commissions

One of the three commissions

One of the three commissions I’m currently working on in between working on approximately 875,382 websites. #ijustwanttodrawprettypictures