snapshot: knitting journal entries.

These are some winter entries in my knitting journal. A few hats–one I gifted myself, and one I gifted to a colleague with a toddler. I knit these both in December and loved each one of them. If you don’t know about how I keep track of my makes, check out more snaps from myContinue reading “snapshot: knitting journal entries.”

reading sketchbook |eleanor.

I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman about a month and a half back–I actually listened to it and the reader’s voices were incredible. The Scottish brogues really brought this story to life in ways I wouldn’t have experienced if I simply read the book. I’m featuring this entry in my ReadingContinue reading “reading sketchbook |eleanor.”

summer | read.

This was me, literally all summer. I avoided a laptop for 8 weeks (minus prepping for one conference presentation) and dove headlong, all day, into books. My best friend and pooch, Jackie B. Lee, joined me in all those stories and relaxation. As a result, the only knitting projects I got to this summer wereContinue reading “summer | read.”

tracking journal | knitting + makes.

I’ve been tracking the days I make something (a new recipe in the kitchen, a textile art, beaded jewelry) and the days I knit, so I can gain perspective on how much I actually do create in a given year. It’s been a fruitful process because when I’m feeling like I haven’t been creative, IContinue reading “tracking journal | knitting + makes.”

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.”

read | challenge 2017.

In 2017, I agreed to take on a Reading Challenge. I don’t normally participate in those kinds of things because I like to read what I want, when I want, but this one seemed interesting and reasonable and maybe a challenge is good for me. The 2017 challenge prompted a read every two weeks orContinue reading “read | challenge 2017.”

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.”

print | sketchbook

This is one of my latest block prints that’s got me thinking and wanting to print it everywhere. It just needs fabric. I tested it in my First 1oo Days sketchbook, which is a project I am working on to help me process and make art as part of my creative resistance. I call thisContinue reading “print | sketchbook”

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”

favorites.

These are some of the things I’m obsessing over in my maker world, right now. From top left to right: local wool roving about to become thrums for some mittens like these ; mini sketchbooks in bright colors by clairefontaine ; cheeky rubber stamps for letters, stickers, and homemade wrapping papers ; paper thin stitchContinue reading “favorites.”