make | batik take two.

A few years back, I somehow managed to teach a batik class to a bunch of reluctant middle school students even though I had no idea how to batik. And while I figured it out–and quickly–let the record show that just because you love making doesn’t mean you can just, poof!, make something in theContinue reading “make | batik take two.”

block prints | light to dark.

As previously documented, I’m stuck on block printing. It seems to be a make that’s stuck–I keep trying new things, experimenting, and envisioning new blocks. Here’s a small block I made of a circle with an x through it. I played with light to dark colors here, with a mix in between. I’m actually quiteContinue reading “block prints | light to dark.”

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”