Recognize my style above? That’s because this bison is part of a
new line of whimsical animal panels that I’ve created for Modern
Textiles. Want to get your hands on my first publicly available
illustrated fabric panels? Get these new high quality 100% cotton
illustrated fabric panels here. Read their recent blog post and find
out more about my line Muse for Modern Textiles and our on-going
collaboration. When you you take a closer look, you will even
discover great tutorials that guide you through each project step by
step. There’s so much sewing fun to be had with these illustrated
panels! I hope this finds you inspired to make things. Enjoy!
Exciting things are happening behind the scenes in my studio! What sort of exciting things
you ask? Well, I am busy creating a whole new series of work set to release on 1/1/16.
The illustration you see above is a continuation of the adventure partner series, and a sneak-
peak at the kind of content that will populate my site in the new year! So if it’s a little quiet
around here, know that it’s because I’ve got my headphones on and that I’m working away
behind the screen!
We had a chance to go see Hiatus Kaiyote perform in person on May 12th at Fineline in Minneapolis. Everything about the show was great, the music is so full of life and it always leaves me feeling empowered. Nai Palm poured herself out for the show with killer vocals and genuine smiles. And she’s got great style as well, I couldn’t resist drawing a portrait. Check out the music for yourself, it’s been swingin’ in my speakers and my soul.
As a professional artist, I often draw with a specific intention. Whether the intention is client driven or inspired by an image or a whim, I find that I am more productive if I set out with the idea that I’d like to complete something specific. However, once upon a time, I drew just for the sake of it. Sometimes it was cathartic, sometimes it was just for the fun. These days it’s a treat to let a drawing run away with me. This piece is a great example of the sort of playful and moody drawing that might happen when I let my pencil take me where it will.
This drawing is loosely inspired by “These Days” a pensive song by the lovely Nico. Her endearingly deep voice is paired with honest lyrics that leave you lost in thought. Similarly to the character you see here, who is seemingly surrounded by a solar system of thoughts revolving around her head, swimming in vivid colors.
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.
It was my pleasure to capture the glint in Rowan’s friendly eyes. His parents commissioned a personal illustration of him to commemorate his first birthday. He seemed to be always on the verge of smiling, what a charmer!
Every time my perspective shifts, I feel the compulsion to draw a new self portrait.