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”

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.”

succulents + gouache.

Sean and I have been messing more and more with gouache painting. Last Saturday, we decided to pain some succulents + cacti. Sean was really deepening his color palettes by layering and I was working the opposite by totally washing everything out since I want to be better with the water side of paints andContinue reading “succulents + gouache.”

festival mixtapes.

My guy and I attend a lot of music festivals together. So, in honor of our summer trips (Bonnaroo and Pitchfork), I made him a usb-mixtape. They look like those old cassettes we used to spend hours recording for potential boyfriends, crushes, or best friends. But, these have a nice little usb pop out, makingContinue reading “festival mixtapes.”