now

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


excerpt from a series of photographs I took in the bathtub over winter break

here

video





performance
ice, vertebrae, tea



canvas, thread, oil stick, velcro

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

snapshot from the studio


This is what my life looks like right now.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

letterpress adoption


 a tow truck wenching a 1500 lb. Chandler & Price out of a basement/press and guillotine cutter strapped to the flatbed for the slow 90 minute ride home/old gauge pin box/old style Chandler & Price baby

In August I moved the remainder of my letterpress equipment from Champaign, Illinois home to stay. It's been an exhausting and wonderful experience. Harry King, the elderly printer that I purchased the presses from, shared many stories and knowledge about the presses and their history with me. I will forever remember the days spent in his fume-filled basement full of rooms of presses, type, ink and other modern and antique letterpress supplies, most of which he all gave to me. I look forward to creating many more memories and becoming a part of their history. 

Long live letterpress!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sleeping Cranes


Recently I had the pleasure of designing and printing CD jackets for Sleeping Cranes. I ordered my first ever photopolymer plate from Boxcar Press for the job and it was pretty exciting. I printed them on a small etching press I cleaned up at the Springfield Art Association.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

glimpses of summer


peach shake-ups for camping trip/Walnut Woods State Park in Des Moines, Iowa/homemade energy bites/morning paper love/morning fog over field of beans/fruit water/bananas foster truffle/ivy wall/waiting for The Avett Brothers

Friday, August 10, 2012

camp


"The Wildwood Chronicles" inspired maps for storytelling week/origami bird installation outside historic Edwards Place, constructed in 1833/Mondrian window hangings/fabric garland at Friday's art show/mini strawberry cupcakes for my Mini Monets/Swoon inspired paper landscape mural/styrofoam leaf prints on drawn bird tracks and watercolored wood/fabulous cat family portrait on canvas/yarn bombing and plaster flower patch 

I can't believe summer is finally coming to an end. Here are some highlights from art camp at the Springfield Art Association. It was definitely my favorite summer teaching thus far.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

t+g glass shop opening

 
After debuting our new line at the MacArt Fest, my brother and I decided to open up an etsy shop to continue showcasing our jewelry. We make each glass bead by hand in the sweltering summer heat in my garage. Go have a look here!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MacArt Fest


This past weekend I had the pleasure of being an invited artist and demonstrator for the MacArt Fest in Springfield, Illinois. Friday night featured twenty local artists for an evening filled with "art in action". I printed a small woodblock for the duration of the evening and got to share printmaking with many people who had never experienced it before. It was awesome.

Saturday night we were all invited back with additional artists for a sale. I debuted hinterland craft's new summer card line along with a new creative adventure I've embarked on with my brother: glass bead making. We make our beads with a torch in our tiny garage studio and then pair them with sterling silver accents.

Both the jewelry and paper goods are still available!

Friday, May 25, 2012

glimpses of summer


new bicycle cards/front yard bouquet/flower shopping/banana tree pod/delicious rose lemonade/farmer's market strawberries/brother + sister summer business adventure/hummingbird block carving/glass supply

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

lately


this is what my days have been filled with lately, lots of walking, loving and watching the seasons change.

Friday, March 23, 2012

hinterland craft at off white indie wedding show



This Sunday I will be debuting some new designs from my paper goods line hinterland craft. These goodies will be available at the Off White Indie Wedding Show at the Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. I've included some sneak peeks for you above of some of the card sets and place cards.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

relief printing


the space in between
proof - woodcut with intaglio wiping and à la poupée

Sunday, March 18, 2012

sgci: printmaking voodoo in new orleans

hand cast silicone stamps/stamp casting demo/goodies from vendor fair/Tulane University print shop/beautiful plank prints and matrix boat/screen printing with wheat paste/Wolfbat Studio print carnival/Drive By Press + skateboard matrices/The Firecracker Press at Euclid Records

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

lately


walking/filling hinterland craft orders/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts MFA acceptance letter/ intaglio wiping a woodblock/new card design with 18k gold detail for the Off-White Indie Wedding Show/new barn owl engraving/printing on the vandercook/fruit + ginger morning infusion/wonderful macaroons

Sunday, February 26, 2012

printing lately

when all else fails
woodcut ghost print with intaglio wiping, à la poupée and chin collé
february  2012
 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

this week

bedroom proof wall + new holga/new hanging vase design for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis/pine photo love/chai tea/visiting old installations one year later/veneer + 18k gold assemblage/Judy Pfaff exhibition/woodblock printing/bike ride nest

Sunday, January 22, 2012

lately

clouds/midwestern woodblock carving/walks/homemade herbal steam/new valentine in the shop/first snow of the season/strawberry weekend treat/breakfast/coffee prints on cherry sheet