If you’re familiar with my work, you’ve probably seen my iconic design featuring leaves in rich colors like Monarch yellow, Bittersweet red, and blushing pink. Dappled with chilled berries against a crisp black background, this print is finally available as a luxurious satin fabric that is now part of an exclusive D.I.Y Luxury Zipper Bag Project. This project kit will be available in two colors of leather that is soft to the touch and will feature my designer satin fabric as it’s interior. Combining high quality materials with simple bag making techniques makes this project the perfect place to start sewing your own luxury accessories.
Now that’s something you can be proud of.
Ready to make one of your own? A limited number of kits will be for sale at my pop-up shop located in Modern Textiles during Small Business Saturday. A tutorial on how to make this D.I.Y leather bag is coming soon.
I was asked to do a mural installation in the Others Shop downtown Fargo to help welcome people into the door. This is my first post showing you the very beginning of the process. This awe inspiring blank wall is a whopping 8×32′ big! I’ve done some mural work before but this was the largest canvas I’ve ever had. I decided I didn’t want to do this one solo and so I convinced my artist friend Sam Gunderson to collaborate. And thank goodness I did. Not only did he bring another valuable perspective – he also brought an old projector. This project would have been infinitely more difficult without that lovely old projector. If you ever see one snatch it up – it’s gold, simply gold, my friends! In this post you can see the lines beginning to come together on the wall in pencil. This script font was entirely hand rendered and designed by yours truly. Stay tuned for more!
I don’t know about you, but for me it’s the season of a good spicy Chai latte. Mmmm.
Speaking of lattes, I’ve got a new trio of hand painted tea cups that will be for sale at Kegs & Canvas this Thursday where I’ll be drawing at Fowlers from 5-9pm – downtown Fargo.
Why hand painted tea cups? Well, product illustration and design is something that really interests me. I like to surround myself with things that make my day brighter. And some days it’s grabbing a cute tea cup out of the cupboard that does just that.
It’s not just tea cups though. It’s the fabric of your pillow case, it’s a print on your wall, it’s your shower curtain, it’s a card you picked out especially for someone, it’s your calendar, it’s your phone cover, a bumper sticker, a magnet, a temporary tattoo, the dust jacket that convinced you to buy your favorite book, and so much more. These are all every day things that can be made beautiful, whimsical, and treasured by the touch of an artist. I’d like to be that artist.
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to pick up Wolftree magazine and see my illustrations and the article featuring my husband and I. Here’s a chance for you to get a sneak peak at what some of those illustrations looked like in print next to their articles.
A big thanks to Diane Miller, the editor at the HPR for writing a very flattering article about me and my work as an illustrator. It was great to pick up this week’s issue and find my poster design for the Fargo Film Festival on the front cover along with elements of my illustration throughout! If you’d like to read the article about me and don’t have access to the physical copy, you can read it online here!
Wolftree magazine is a quarterly publication that features those who are taking risks,
fully experiencing the journey of life, and continually seeking the beauty that is
woven into the simple pleasures of everyday life. I’m honored to say my husband Shane and I
are going to be featured as a creative couple in Wolftree Volume II!
Come to the Plains Art Museum at 7pm tomorrow to learn more about Wolftree
and the artists (Including me) featured in the upcoming issue.