sketchbook | reading journal.

Here’s another entry in my Reading Sketchbook. I love that I’ve kept up with this little project of tracking my reads. Here’s what I record: Page length, completion date, how long to complete, whether it is an owned book, a library book, a kindle book, an audio book, or something completed in the serial readerContinue reading “sketchbook | reading journal.”

inspiration | murakami.

I recently went to see Takashi Murakami’s major exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and it was jaw dropping in its inspiration. The Octopus Eats its Own Leg is staggering and his attention to ancient Japanese practice to inform contemporary work really impressed upon me. The pattern above now serves as a majorContinue reading “inspiration | murakami.”

make | hand painted necklaces.

I love trying new things. As part of my recent and burgeoning studio practice, I started painting a whole host of beads without any idea where it was going. And then, I hit the spray studio. And then, I remembered I had antiqued leather and linen yarn in my stash. Eventually, these necklaces were born.Continue reading “make | hand painted necklaces.”

inspiration | notes.

I have a lot of sketchbooks. Ones that are half filled, ones that are entirely filled, ones never touched. I start them, I stop them, sometimes, I finish them, whatever that means. But, nothing is more special to me than the way I conceive of my music podcast, available at my other love, P+C. It’sContinue reading “inspiration | notes.”

sketchbook | defend.

I’ve been working on a First 100 Days sketchbook as a way to address my pent up anger and to try and put this time, and these feelings, into my artwork and express. I recently made a #nodapl block print–an issue extremely close to me as a Native American. It should be an issue importantContinue reading “sketchbook | defend.”

block printing | studio practice

After my first go around with block printing back in November, I’ve been taking to it in the last few weeks to explore printing blocks on top of one another, and determining how to create pattern. I’m getting in a lot of studio practice, thanks in part to a little space set up for me inContinue reading “block printing | studio practice”

homemade | cup of noodles.

My mum, sister, myself, and a friend hit the road to Washington, D.C. last Friday to stand in solidarity with all women and people of color to protest our president. And being the road warriors we are, I knew we’d need warm sustenance. So I took a stab at making homemade cup of noodles. AllContinue reading “homemade | cup of noodles.”

pussyhats | 10.

I have knit 10 hats for friends and family who will march with me on Washington this coming Saturday. If you don’t know about the Pussy Hat Project, read more about it here. Today, I registered all of my hats with their website. I’m pleased I managed to make a hat for everyone on my listContinue reading “pussyhats | 10.”

protest | hats.

In a few shorts weeks, a pile of incredible women I know will jump into my mum’s RV, Kitty, for a road trip. And while we have done countless cross country adventures throughout the years, this will be something with a different goal. We will be marching with hoards of other women on Washington, toContinue reading “protest | hats.”

fabric | block printing.

I recently took a block printing class, and despite my obsessive compulsive tendencies getting in the way of carving a perfect block, I learned a lot about the process and my work habits, too. One of the most important things I learned about my own making adventures has to do with how much I haveContinue reading “fabric | block printing.”

flex | linen.

I decided I wanted to take another stab at a linen yarn project. A couple years back, I made the Saco Stripes tank top out of Quince and Co. Sparrow, and despite knitting the smallest size, it was way too big on me. So I gifted it off to my sister (with sadness–I really wantedContinue reading “flex | linen.”