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my somewhat daily drawing habit

10 October, 2012

With all of my projects, paintings and drawings are the most stubbornly spontaneous. They never seem to allow me to keep myself on some kind of schedule. In September I had made up my mind that I was going to do a daily drawing project and I did fantastically up until around the last week […]

resolve.

31 January, 2012

Happy last day of January. It’s around now when people are making their jokes about how only a few short weeks ago, they made resolutions that are now getting abandoned, forgotten or given up. This year, just for fun on New Year’s Day, I tweeted random resolutions off the top of my head. My goals […]

Christmas Record Love Cards

12 December, 2011

These are the Holiday cards I drew, collaged and got printed this year: Tonight, I’m going to put on a Christmas movie and sit down and actually write mine out to get in the mail tomorrow. (Late start as usual. So what else is new?) If you want to buy some, they are also up […]

sometimes I paint.

22 May, 2011

This was the first part of the process, sketching and outlining. And then with paint: It’s the first part in a series about cities called “steel heart”.  Probably a lot of New York, Chicago and Providence since those are cities I’ve lived in.  Which is funny because I’m blissfully living in woods, near the ocean […]

thoughts on reclaiming creativity

19 February, 2011

I recently caught this great article because someone left a copy of Oprah magazine on the lunch table: How to Unleash Your Creativity Peggy Orenstein, From the February 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine It’s excellent and I highly recommend you go read the entire thing. (It’s available online, click the title link.) A […]

new at Anchor Tag: TARDIS Love Greeting Card

30 January, 2011

I am doing a series of hand-drawn single cards that I complete in one sitting. I started it as just an exercise to keep sketching and designing something every day, but sometimes it turns out great and so it goes in the shop! I just sold my last one, so I realized I had been […]

new at Anchor Tag: Mixtape Postcards

29 January, 2011

I had so much fun making these.  And even more fun making a sample postcard with the tracklist written in! It was surprisingly nostalgic writing in the songs, having my pen get a little smudgy.  All I kept thinking was “I remember this…making a mix cd just isn’t the same!”   I’m totally keeping a […]

Poetry, Work, and Love.

26 September, 2010

When you get to the top of the mountain Pull the next one up. Then there’ll be two of you Roped together at the waist Tired and proud, knowing the mountain, Knowing the human force it took To bring both of you there. And when the second one has finished Taking in the view, Satisfied […]

Fort-tastic.

19 October, 2009

So I was dismayed to learn that a fort building contest happened at this nifty collaborative arts website called Booooooom, and I missed it.   And a fort-building contest inspired by and in junction with Where the Wild Things Are, no less.  However, my disappointment really can’t settle for long after looking at all the pictures […]

passengers wanted for a collaborative photo project

15 May, 2009

You know what I love? Blurry photos taken from a moving vehicle. I’m serious.  I love being a passenger with a camera. I love taking pictures of whatever is outside the window when we are stopped at a light.  And while we are in motion.  I love the underside of bridges, all covered in graffiti […]

panoramic/planetary

14 May, 2009

“If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.” -Ursula K. Leguin What you are looking at is a set of pictures on the flickr […]

Homemade Memeness.

22 February, 2009

I rarely take part in memes.  I particularly don’t love the ones that involve lots of survey questions.  However, I signed up for this one (on the receiving end) and therefore, must now pay it forward.  That’s how it works. Here’s the deal: I am going to make some kind of gift.  The first five […]

Stop-Motion Love.

18 February, 2009

Darcy posted this video on facebook the other day.  I discovered (and fell in love with ) the song last summer, but had never seen the video.  Turns out it is really, really beautiful.

New Coraline images + video roundup

18 September, 2008

Over the past few months, several “first look” items have appeared, offering us some quick glimpses of the gorgeous stop-motion animated film version of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.  The film will not be released until February 2009 and there isn’t a full trailer yet.  However, from what I’ve seen so far, it already looks extraordinary and […]

art + chocolate in Spain, on Bourdain’s best episode yet

24 August, 2008

This past week, I caught an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. This is one of those cable shows that I don’t feel the need to watch weekly on the original air date because I know that the Travel Channel tends to re-air the episodes to death. So it’s a happy accident sometimes when I […]

Block Printing Saved My Life

12 July, 2008

OK, so I’m exaggerating a bit.  It didn’t save my life. However, I was in a serious rut.  I finally moved to a new house with plenty of room for my projects and I was doing nothing.  I think it’s like when you keep a small animal in a cage for a long time and […]

Steampunk.

20 May, 2008

I don’t have time to write about this at the moment, so this is just some link love that I needed to share immediately.  (Because this is the kind of artistry-geekery-DIY stuff that makes my head explode. It’s just beyond brilliant.) We came across an article in this week’s Providence Phoenix about Jake Von Slatt […]