Over the holidays I did a show up in Portland, OR. I stumbled on this very nice girl selling the most beautiful 100 year old Boro fabric that along with her business partner source from Japan. After oohing and ahhing over their special fabrics I knew it was destiny that we were to work together. […]
The amazing Abi Chase has been hard at work creating a catalog for Sketchbook which will debut sometime this winter. Here is a sneek peek of what is to come. For more of Abi’s work please check out: www.abichase.com
I have been experimenting with hand painting leather and using quilting techniques to make wallets and ipad cases. For sale soon at www.sketchbookcrafts.com Sign up for my newsletter if you are interested in getting updates on new merchandise here: http://www.sketchbookcrafts.com/about
Last week the popular blog Design Sponge announced a summer contest. The only main rule was that you were to use blue painter’s tape in the process. I decided to create a leather sketchbook. I covered the leather in painters and then began cutting away the tape with an exacto blade, exposing a honeycomb pattern. […]
Today I spent 8 hours going through boxes and found several drawings and objects and junk that I had forgotten about.
Here are some more studies and scribbles from one of my sketchbooks.
This is a drawing in black ink of the cross section of a pine tree branch. I think I might make this into a screen print repeated on fabric.
Here are a small collection of drawings about the night sky.
Here are a few new sketches and collages. I’m not sure where they are going yet but it feels really good to just pick up a pencil and simply draw.
Here are a few more images of the piece entitled “The Forest Floor.”
Over the course of a month at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY I completed a series of 29 images. Inspired by my surroundings I began researching and making prints of the forest floor. Working from the base of the food chain I started by making drawings of bacteria and protozoa and then etching […]
I have officially been away from my Minneapolis home for one month now. I am living in Rosendale, NY working on a printmaking fellowship. Working diligently on intaglio prints, here are a few fragments of my process in the studio.
This book was created this summer (May-June 2010) for a show at the Walker Arts Center entitled CSA: Community Supported Art. Along with 8 other selected artists we created an edition of 55 that were sold in shares to the public. Over the course of 3 events this summer, purchasers of the shares were able […]
This summer I was fortunate to receive a grant from Springboard for the Arts and the Walker Arts Center to produce a limited edition book. Along with 8 other Minnesota based artist, each person created an edition of 55 that were sold in shares. The project was called CSA (Community Supported Art). I chose to […]
This is a continuation of a previous post. These are drawings from my journey this summer to Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Lakes, ponds, marshes and rivers. Many Canada geese stay in Minnesota throughout the winter, although some migrate south to any number of states. They breed statewide, but are most common in the western and southern portions of the state. Hanging in my living room, I have looked at this piece everyday since I installed it […]
The Great Gray Owl migrates south from Canada each year to the Southern edge of Minnesota near the coniferous forest and bogs. As the largest North American Owl species, it is noted for its piercing yellow eyes, large head and tail feathers. When observing this bird I became fascinated by the overlapping shapes and textures […]
This is a set of large scale drawings (32″ x 48″) on Arches watercolor paper I did a few years ago. The other day, while pondering the work I have created in the last several years I stumbled upon a roll of these drawings in my basement. I made them for a display at the […]
After the success of my first print I decided to push the Soay sheep print by creating a larger 12” x 18” plate that will act as a border. The Soay sheep feeds on three native grasses: Red fescue, Sea pink, and Sea plantain. These are represented overlapping each other in repetitious oval pattern. The […]
In preparation for my upcoming fellowship at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY I decided to take a printmaking workshop to learn as much as I can about intaglio. These pictures include my original ink drawing, etched copper plate, test print on arches cover paper, and experimental print on gray wool. The image is […]
This summer I was fortunate to take my very first trip to Europe. If that wasn’t enough, I was also able to bring two dear old friends with me. While in Prague I bought a sketchbook, some tools and began drawing. These are a few accounts of what I saw and experienced. Since arriving back […]