Category Archives: Visual Arts

Don’t be Afraid to Suck

Because sucking at something is the first step towards being kind of good at it. I became interested in hand lettering around the time I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. I was terrible at it. And I … Continue reading

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Morning Routine Printable

So it’s time for my daughter to run out the door and catch the bus for school, and I say, “Time to go!  Wait.  You don’t have socks on?”  “You didn’t tell me to put socks on.”  Can someone tell … Continue reading

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Paint Board with Chalk Lettering

Ever since I saw this paint storage board on Pinterest, I knew that I would one day make my own.  I’ve been wanting to get my paints out off the shelf above my desk to free up some space, but … Continue reading

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State of the Eight

There has been a serious dearth of posts going on around here, but lest you think I’ve given up on creativity, I’m going to give you a status update.  About 2.5 months ago, I gave birth to child number three … Continue reading

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Lunaria Annua or Happy Birthday to Me!

A few months ago I saw a dried silver dollar plant arrangement at our local grocery store.  I hadn’t seen them since I worked as a gardener in high school, and I’d forgotten all about them and how fascinating and … Continue reading

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Central Park

I have another tutorial in the works–get excited ’cause it’s a good one!–In the meantime, have a gander at this picture I took at Central Park last time I was there.  Now, I would like honest opinions from you lovely … Continue reading

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The House that Book Built

Seeing as I am currently press-less (both the printing and binding kinds), and have no board shear, yet having an endless stream of ideas, I had to do something.  I’ve been thinking about houses and the narratives they are of … Continue reading

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Just ‘Cause You Put Syrup on it, Don’t Make it Pancakes: Reduction Print

It has been possibly forever since my last post–I moved from one side of the country to the exact opposite side; from one artist/hipster mecca to another; coast to coast, NYC to Seattle.  I have to say I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Cran Apple Pie

It’s Thanksgiving, the best holiday of the year, made even more wonderful by the abundantly available fruit native to North America: cranberries.  Why you can’t get fresh cranberries year-round is a mystery to me.  If anything could be considered delicious … Continue reading

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