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New Collaboration

New Collaboration

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. […]


Sketchbook Winter Catalog Preview

Sketchbook Winter Catalog Preview

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


Painted Wallets

Painted Wallets

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


Design Sponge DIY Painter’s Tape Contest

Design Sponge DIY Painter's Tape Contest

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.  […]


Things.

Things.

Today I spent 8 hours going through boxes and found several drawings and objects and junk that I had forgotten about.


figure studies

figure studies

Here are some more studies and scribbles from one of my sketchbooks.


A Cross Section

A Cross Section

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.


The Night Sky

The Night Sky

Here are a small collection of drawings about the night sky.


A New Year…A New Sketchbook

A New Year...A New Sketchbook

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.


A few more images…

A few more images...

Here are a few more images of the piece entitled “The Forest Floor.”


The Forest Floor

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 […]


Pieces of my process

Pieces of my process

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.


Beyond Natural Range

Beyond Natural Range

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 […]


Invasive Species of Minnesota

Invasive Species of Minnesota

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 […]


By Way of Pencil and Paper: My Summer Journey part II

By Way of Pencil and Paper: My Summer Journey part II

This is a continuation of a previous post.  These are drawings from my journey this summer to Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.


Migration

Migration

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

The Great Gray Owl

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 […]


Old Drawings Bring New Inspiration

Old Drawings Bring New Inspiration

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 […]


In Progress: My Second Etching

In Progress:  My Second Etching

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 […]


My First Etching: From Drawing to Print

My First Etching: From Drawing to Print

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 […]


By Way of Pencil and Paper: A Record of My Summer Journey

By Way of Pencil and Paper: A Record of My Summer Journey

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 […]