Monday, October 26, 2009

Print Portfolio

I'm in a print portfolio exchange with Towson University and this is my print that will be included. It will eventually be an edition of 50, I printed 8 on Sunday, it was nice to get some things started. I've named it Swarm and it's 5" x 5" printed on 11" x 15" Arches Cover.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Sunday!

I'm not sure how to upload videos from YouTube to this site, so I'll just give you the website.

I saw this video on the BmoreArt blog and couldn't resist. This is a great talk from Elizabeth Gilbert at the TED Talks about creativity. It's nice to know that other people out there think about this stuff! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Slowly getting there

Something that I'm working on. For about a week I thought it was done, but I've decided it could go a lot futher.

Creepers, graphite on paper, 24" x 16"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Good news!

I am the newest juried member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery! You can check out my work, and the gallery, here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Art Quote for the Day

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

~Scott Adams

Monday, June 1, 2009


So I've taken a short hiatus from art making to really focus on getting my art seen. Part of this effort is re-writing some of my basic elements of my gallery packet, including my Statement. I've tried out a bunch of explanations, and this is the most comprehensible manifestation (s0 far). I'm sure there will be many revisions in the near future:

This body of work started with small sketches. I would make these drawings in a completely intuitive manner, and I began to notice that on different days I had different types of mark and various outcomes. I began to explore why each drawing was so vastly different. I would track my moods, daily activities, and concerns during those days and began to realize that the marks, colors used, and speed of the mark all remained the same from the days in which I was doing or feeling similar things. I then started intentionally going to certain places, listening and feeling the energy around me and translating it into marks. I started combining an entire day’s marks into one composition to see what would happen. I started to notice a new energy emerging on the page when marks would combine or overlap with other marks. This intentional and unintentional tension really appealed to me. The marks that would develop by themselves and then intertwine and intermingle with other marks on the page, were the most interesting, yet unintentional. The energy that emerged on the page appealed to me.

I started thinking about the combination of the different types of mark and how that could be interpreted. In one day I wear many different hats. I am the random girl on the Metro, a daughter, a soon-to-be wife, a gallery coordinator, an artist, all these different things, but yet no one person has the same experience with me. Different people interpret all of these different roles, and many of those people have very different interpretations of me. No one sees me like I see myself. The relationship I have with myself and my own interpretation of myself is completely unique. These marks on the page represent the different “interpretations” of my day; the different relationships I have with other people.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

WV Wesleyan College Collagraph Workshop

Recently I got the chance to go to West Virginia Wesleyan College to do a three day collagraph workshop with their printmaking students.  We had a lot of fun and made some really interesting art!  Here are some photos of our time:   

   the printmaking studio

    workshop table

   student work

   student work

   Carol's print (printmaking instructor)

   my plate on the press bed

   finished product