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Stepping into the canvas

Stepping into the canvas

A few days ago I saw the fantastic animated movie about Van Gogh, Loving Vincent. There's probably no paintings better suited for this effect than his as they already express so much movement but seeing them in actual motion felt like stepping right into the canvas. All that glorious yellow inspired me to get out my gouache and paint a fresh bouquet of sunflowers [...]

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Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Hope your year is off to a good start. I have new art to show you, but I’ll admit this past January I’ve been busy mainly behind the scenes, clearing digital and material clutter. And it was really worth it! That stuff saps a lot of mental energy. I moved my emails to a single provider, all […]

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Tropical Rainforest bedding set

Tropical Rainforest bedding set

Are you dreaming of warm weather already? I know I am, and this past week even more so as the topic for the third week of FolioFocus was a tropical fabric collection for a bedding set. Another trend-inspired brief this time looking to fashion’s love for lush brightly colored tropical fauna and flora. Makes you feel […]

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Global Talent Search Round 2: tin boxes

Global Talent Search Round 2: tin boxes

CLICK HERE TO VOTE This is it, Round 2 for the Global Talent Search! The gallery is live and you can now vote for your top 5 favorites. I’ve just taken a peak and man, I’m completely blown away by all the entries! It’s so much fun to see everyone’s creative ideas, it’s like opening presents […]

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New home decor course: developing a collection

New home decor course: developing a collection

The past five weeks have been quite busy! I’ve been taking Lilla Rogers and Margo Tantau’s new Home Decor course specifically about developing and presenting products for this market. Each week we explored a specific substrate and theme, looking at fabrication techniques and building collections: birds on metal, flowers on fabric, patterns on glass, lettering on […]

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