Within Journeys.

I am in the process of making the most honest work thus far in my career. Today was the first time it has been critiqued by eyes other than my own. Four different people, four different opinions, yet one word came up multiple times: loneliness. I hadn't viewed Vacationland as lonely work up until this …

Romanticized by Nostalgia.

  Maine made me brave (throwing me behind the wheel, alone, to drive twenty hours across the country). Maine made me embrace my failures (leading me to an entirely new aesthetic). Maine changed me (giving me a new way of making that I am desperately trying to keep). I came to realize while there that the only …

Homemade Christmas.

One of the best things about being an artist is homemade christmas gifts (those are the best kind anyways).  Most of my friends/family are getting framed reproductions of collages, but for those who wouldn't appreciate/understand that humor I made some little square journals (about 4inches).  I thought that they were pretty cute so I decided …

The Creative Habit: Collages 36&37.

Whelp I am content with saying that I made my last collage for this project, not forever, not even for this series, but for this project.  Here are tonights two pieces.   The following images should help give you an idea of just how much work I was able to produce in a little over …

Little Women: Update 3.

After posting about my fairly unproductive day I got a burst of creative energy.  I stayed up until two and managed to bind all four of my Little Women books as well as make the box they will all be displayed in.  Obviously I was too exhausted to post about it then, but I did …

The Creative Habit: Collages 32, 33&34.

I sat down periodically throughout the day to collage and ended up making three pieces total. I plan on collaging up until Monday (for this project, I plan on continuing collage for the foreseeable future).  Monday in-between classes I will scan them all in and make them look  nice and pretty.  Then comes the hard …

Little Women: Update 2.

I know I've posted a lot today, but sooo much has happened.  I've been both productive AND inspired and I've really felt the need to share.  Plus with finals being due next week I'm producing much more work than I normally do. Today I printed, cut and folded the pages for my four books.  I …

The Creative Habit: Collage 24.

Things are getting crazy around here.  It feels as if finals month has been crammed into two short weeks and I am slowly losing my sanity.  I managed to find the time between school and work to sit down and make one collage.  Maybe if I'm feeling really ambitious I'll make another when I get …

My Dearest Kaitlyn.

My Dearest Kaitlyn. Inspired by a letter my mother had written to me when I was a week old and kept hidden until my sixteenth birthday. ----- I learned a lot throughout the course of this project, both technical and about myself.  This was the first book I have ever made and I greatly underestimated …