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Abstract Emotion Samplers, 2018

Abstract Emotion Samplers A series 30" X 11.5" Spray Paint and Thread on Cardstock A visual representation of emotions inspired by the beautiful compendium of words by John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. In 0rder from top to bottom: Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat. Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors… Continue reading Abstract Emotion Samplers, 2018

How to be good at being bad at something

“The Creative Adult is the Child who has Survived”

I hate the responsibilities of adulthood. I do not hate adulthood! Being in charge of me is AWESOME. Having choices is awesome. I hate checking voicemails, emails, and actual mail. I hate insurance paperwork, loans paperwork, tax season, and trying to figure out estimated tax payments. I hate having to think about credit cards and… Continue reading “The Creative Adult is the Child who has Survived”

How to be good at being bad at something

The Craft Show Cherry POP

First. Craft show. Ever. Took me years to muster up the courage to do this. It just took trying to conquer years of insecurity, lack of direction, and one spray painted iron board later WALA I spent 7 hours standing in front of my measly wares watching people respond to a variety of my work… Continue reading The Craft Show Cherry POP

How to be good at being bad at something

WHAAAaT am I Doing – Burnout

WHAAAAT am I doing- burnout. Have you ever gotten to a point where you are like, “I kinda should really maybe stop blaming other people for my failings”. When growing up with a chalk full of hormones, it is very easy to blame your parents or your circumstance or whatever is conveniently true and blame-able.… Continue reading WHAAAaT am I Doing – Burnout

How to be good at being bad at something

Objects Worthy of Life?

Creatives who make objects have a responsibility. There needs to be a balance between the desire to create and the desire not to add more junk to the endless human junk-pile. Society is so full of stuff. There is such an emphasis and obsession with physical objects. That makes sense since we are physical beings… Continue reading Objects Worthy of Life?

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Sewing Under Pressure Sucks

  Having an idea and creating a object is a bit like traveling through dimensions. You have to go from your imagination to reality. I feel like I get lost on that trek more often than not. In my imagination everything is both possible and looks amazing on me. But when I go to make… Continue reading Sewing Under Pressure Sucks

How to be good at being bad at something

Homage to Failure

Homage to Failure is a shrine built in honor of all my past failings. It is all my past artwork that I have kept collaged into a sphinx like creature. The Sphinx was a story about a creature with a head of a woman, body of a lion, and wings of an eagle that went… Continue reading Homage to Failure

How to be good at being bad at something

Why being a Tortured Artist is Dumb

Maker Marathon Week Three edited! When I was in art school I made this ridiculous project for a photo class. I cannot find a picture of the final project (it is literally driving me crazy and my parents crazy who I keep bugging about it) but here is the image of the very first draft. It… Continue reading Why being a Tortured Artist is Dumb

How to be good at being bad at something

Maker Marathon Week 2

So this necklace is based off a thaumatrope toy that was apparently popular in the 19th century blablabla persistence of vision information information information. I literally have no idea how to pronounce that word I didn’t even know what it was called. It was in a movie once for two seconds and I fell in… Continue reading Maker Marathon Week 2

How to be good at being bad at something

Maker Marathon Week 1

The Storyteller Wallet was created because I couldn’t find what I wanted in the world, so I tried to figure out how to make it. I think this is the motivation for most makers. I wanted a wallet that was feminist, fun, and functional. I had to go through many many many versions until I… Continue reading Maker Marathon Week 1