January is already over, and with it my very first webinar, for which I dusted off my teaching and creative writing skills to lead lessons in "Writing with the Moon." It was a great success, I would say; I received the most wonderful feedback from one attendee in particular who said how my explanation of… Continue reading Back to Business!
2021 Studio Check-in #1: Alcohol Everywhere
For once I've mostly stuck to a plan that I planned for myself: I decided that in January, I was going to give myself a creative break. I gave myself permission to play around with other mediums or less polished pieces instead of trying to produce a bunch of new work to stock up the… Continue reading 2021 Studio Check-in #1: Alcohol Everywhere
Wedding Planning During a Pandemic, pt 2
The Allerton Mansion, where we'll be getting married (photo courtesy of their website). Not pictured: all the beautiful gardens and trails on the grounds around the mansion. Back in April, when my fiancé and I got engaged, I knew our version of wedding planning was going to be a little unusual, thanks partly to our… Continue reading Wedding Planning During a Pandemic, pt 2
Book Art, in Another Form
Trading cards my colleague created for the book "Dune" -- artwork by me. Last summer, when things looked briefly like they might start getting back to normal, one of my coworkers randomly (or at least it felt a little random to me) sent a group message and asked if anyone would be interested in starting… Continue reading Book Art, in Another Form
New Year, Same Me (Mostly)
First of all, Happy New Year to you, and welcome to my first post of 2021! I feel like I'm still decompressing from all the activity of the holidays, still letting the dust settle before I move on to the next thing. Although truthfully the next things are coming pretty quickly; Writing with the Moon… Continue reading New Year, Same Me (Mostly)
Studio Check-In #12: Preparing for a New Etsy Shop
Our lovely Christmas tree this year First of all, happy holidays to all of you, dear readers; I hope you're finding time to relax and recharge and connect with family and friends even if you can't be together in person. Jake and I have been fortunate enough to see family who've already recovered from the… Continue reading Studio Check-In #12: Preparing for a New Etsy Shop
Her Creative Collective and the consideration of new paths
Months ago, pre-pandemic, I was pushing myself to begin networking and searching for local opportunities to share my art and Fairy Tree Studios. In early spring, I joined a creative collective that I happened to discover thanks to a Facebook ad, of all things. The collective hosted an event on the first of the month… Continue reading Her Creative Collective and the consideration of new paths
Christmas Paintings and other Decorations
I'm posting this a day later than usual, but it's (mostly) for good reason. I'm excited to say that my "Paint it Yourself" watercolor kits are gaining popularity (I think they are a great gift idea, though I may be biased) and I've had several new orders to fill on Etsy these last few days… Continue reading Christmas Paintings and other Decorations
Studio Check-in #11: Journals, Journals, and More Journals
Journals in the works for our writing webinar participants! The title pretty much says it all -- most of my studio time this month has been spent folding paper and gluing fabric and sewing signatures and pressing covers to dry, on the first batch of 25 journals for the January Writing with the Moon webinar.… Continue reading Studio Check-in #11: Journals, Journals, and More Journals
Here it is: the project I’ve been working on!
Remember the cosmic journal I shared in my last Studio Check-In? And remember how I said it was part of a bigger project that I was going to share soon? Well, I can now explain to you what the heck I was hinting about, because it's finally here! My waning crescent (in watercolor, of course)… Continue reading Here it is: the project I’ve been working on!