The Lobster.

Forgot I took this pink plastic lobster into the studio. ----- One day during my senior year of high school my dad came home after work and said, "I stopped by a garage sale, saw this, and thought of you."  He then preceded to hand me the lobster.  It's one of my most prized possessions, …

In Vogue 45&46.

It's been awhile since I've collaged.  A new Vogue came in the mail for me recently and inspired me to sit down and make some more work.  I'm running out of material with them though, I either need a power issue to come in the mail or to find a new magazine to rip apart. …

The Things We Make.

This evening I was thinking a lot about why I make the art that I make.  I've always been interested in the why, everythings why.  I'm not one to make a piece and be content without seriously thinking about its purpose, meaning and impact.  I think a lot about the phycological reasons behind me bringing …

In Vogue 43&44.

I'm back to making, I'm not sure of the quality of the pieces I'm producing, but I am producing.  That's one of the biggest things the creative habit has taught me, you have to make a lot of junk before you find gold.  I think that most things are probably like that though.  Some collages …

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 …

In Vogue 42.

I made this collage a few hours after Timeless Beauty but hadn't had time to post it until now.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to collage the next few days (I have quite a few journals to make for Christmas presents) but hopefully I can find the time to sit down and make some …

In Vogue 41.

Well I have finally settled in back home, and it feels really good being here knowing I have an entire month ahead of me.  I sat down to collage and realized I brought everything home but my cutting mat (sad face).  I ended up digging through our recycling and pulling out an old cardboard wine …

In Vogue 40.

I got inspired and made this one last night.  For some reason I'm beginning to have a weird fascination with putting words on peoples crotches..

In Vogue 38&39.

I cannot believe that this semester is over.  I know that is such a cliche thing to say, but it is so true.  I also cannot believe the amount of work (that I am actually proud of) that I was able to produce this semester.  I am hoping this productivity stays with me over Christmas …

The Creative Habit: Final.

Here are the two pieces that I feel best represent this series and my creative habit as a whole. This project was wonderful and came at the perfect time for me.  I had been wanted to collage for awhile, but lacked both the time and motivation throughout my day-to-day routine.  I was so happy that …