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Co-existing with the "other": hummingbirds, doves and twins

Co-existing with the "other": hummingbirds, doves and twins

Some people have dogs, others have cats, I have hummingbirds. Two of them mostly. I give them nectar, they roam free- and I'm happy with that. Sometimes they'll sit on a wire at a certain distance from each other, totally aloof, then one will plunge and less than a second later the other one will charge behind […]

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The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

The Art of Packaging and Paradoxes

I’ve been looking at packaged goods in a whole new way since Uppercase Magazine put out an open call for packaging illustrations. At first it seemed like a quick and easy one, but on second thought, making it fit in my portfolio is a whole other thing.

For a few days I considered every wrapper as I would of a flower or landscape. The perfect solution? RxBars on display at my local coffee shop [...]

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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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Painting of Peggy Olson on roller skates

Painting of Peggy Olson on roller skates

A few weeks back someone told me, “do you watch Mad Men? You’re just like Peggy!” My reaction was “hum.. thanks?” Oddly this is a little game I like to play too, compare people with TV and movie characters. It’s really fun, but not as much when you’re the one being compared! It felt like a wake up […]

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