I’ve completed ten cards of my first month-long challenge of 2021 and already, it feels so good to be settling back into my daily creative habit. All day long, I feel ideas swirl and build in my brain like cumulonimbus clouds before a summer storm. I was so nervous to be present again on social… Continue reading 2021 Daily Project: Week One Recap
Some images are burned into our minds and never leave. They may be dramatic or breathtaking or horrifying and, in that moment, we believe that is their sole purpose for existing. But sometimes, in the distant future, some of those images are resurrected and take on a whole new meaning. In the fall of 2005,… Continue reading One Year Later: Dangling, but still plugged into the wall
I’m running one last sale in my Etsy shop for the holidays! Beginning today and running through December 21st everything in the shop will be 20% off – except for the Found Object Creativity Kits, which are 25% off until the end of the year and then will sail off into retirement. And the 21… Continue reading Holiday Flash Sale!
2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, unfathomable circumstances and, at times, surreal situations. But, during this difficult time as we have been forced to keep our distance from each other, we have overcome the obstacles, called upon our creativity and found new ways to come together. And the members of the Minnesota Visual… Continue reading 2020 Handmade Holiday Buyer’s Guide
This has been a year of unprecedented events. It has caused a turbulent whirlwind of emotions that has left so many of us feeling as though we have whiplash from the dramatic range of feelings we’ve experienced in a short time span. Many times, I have heard the word “pause” used to describe this year… Continue reading Making room for new adventures
I am so excited to share that I have been invited to be a co-facilitator for the Minnesota Visual Journal Collective beginning in January 2020! This group has been very near and dear to my heart for many years and it is an incredible honor to be asked to help facilitate the group alongside Briana… Continue reading MN Visual Journal Collective 2020
As the holiday season approaches, conversations about wish lists and heartfelt gifts begin to fill rooms at family gatherings and friendly get-togethers. During several of these conversations, my own friends and family expressed a desire to buy handmade and support artists but weren’t sure where to get started or felt overwhelmed by the search results… Continue reading The 2019 Handmade Holiday Buyer’s Guide is now available!
Issue #2 of The Maker U online publication is now available and is packed full of creative inspiration, artistic advice, community connections and gorgeous full-color pictures that will make your heart soar, your mouth water and your fingers itch to start something new. I am so excited to share that I have an article included… Continue reading Issue #2 of The Maker U is now available!
I'm excited to share that I'll be a vendor at the Fall Boutique & Market in Richfield, MN this Saturday, October 26, 2019. The market will feature local artisans, crafters, bakers and farmers as well as live music, face painting and a quilt raffle. I'll be on the lower level so stop by, say hello,… Continue reading Fall Boutique & Market This Saturday
Post 224/365 of my daily art project (year #3) I'm more than halfway through my third year of a daily art project and I've always posted this work on my Instagram account. But this project has evolved from simply a way to build a creative habit and do something creative everyday into a consistent writing… Continue reading Trust Your Gut