Friday, August 6, 2010

UPDATE! From Door County, WI

Hello everyone! I know it has been long long time since i have updated this... i have been very busy this summer working at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI as their Youth Arts intern. It has been a great job, and sadly it will be ending in two weeks! After I move back to Milwaukee in the fall, i am going to kick it into high gear and create create create! I just moved into a new house where we have two extra (empty) rooms, so you know what that means.... STUDIO! i am so excited to set up my computer, easel, and sewing machine and never have to take it down! it will be great and give me a space to concentrate on art and only art!

So far this summer i have been working on a couple different projects. On August 21st i wil be in a show of young door county artists ( that i helped curate) at Peninsula School of Art. I will be posting a flyer for that show shortly... and maybe a sneak peak of the work i will be showing.

For now here is the latest: it was a project/auction piece for Habitat For Humanity.... the rules were, go to the rehab store and pick out a piece to recycle and make into something beautiful. this was my final submission:

you may recognize the prints used on these lamps from my thesis exhibition (color.layer.pattern.light.) this has been my new challenge..trying to find a second use for all of the paper i printed for that show and i am happy i found use for it in this project.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The World of Doggie Pillow!

We all know how much i love dogs, so i decided a while ago that since i couldnt have a dog in my apartment, that i would simply scrren print some dog pillows for my couch (so that i could feel like i had a dog laying on my couch!). The ones i made for myself turned out ok, good enough for my roomates to put their heads on. . . they were of boston terriers ofcourse. Then a friend decided that he would really love some boxer pillows for himself. These turned out great! I costom made them just for him, hence the camo...

and my favorite...

If anyone is interested in custom pillows, even with your own dog, let me know through email.I can give you details!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Whats New??

Hi everyone! These past couple of months have been quite busy. I was gone for almost a month on a well needed camping trip to Nova Scotia, Canada, started a new job, and I am now ready to get back into the swing of things (making some new artwork!). I am pretty excited about it. I have some ideas for some 5 layer screen prints that I will be creating pretty soon. I am also going to start making some "functional art" like pillows, blankets, and bags. I have already been creating bags, but I might experiment with printing my own fabric, much like I did for the dress I made for my senior show at MIAD. Here are a few pics of the bags I have made so far:

Black linen bag with purple cotton inside

grey linen bag with green cotton inside (first bag I made)

tan natural fabric with black and white cotton inside

My favorite! Yellow linen and tan natural fabric with black floral cotton inside!

Here are some screen printed cards that i have made:

LAST but not LEASE! I am currently showing at GLAAS cafe in Sturgeon Bay, WI. It is a small show featuring the work of students from Sturgeon Bay high school that have gone on to study art in college! Here is what my painting looks like:

Alright I think I covered everything! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hi everyone, sorry I haven't updated in a while. This summer has been very busy.

I am happy to announce two shows that I am in:

At this show I will have handmade Linen and Cotton tote bags for sale, screen printed cards, and some thesis work.

The second, "The Young and the Restless" show is at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI featuring young artists from Door County WI.

There is currently have two thesis paintings and one newer painting.

It would be great if you could all come and check them out!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I am going to be displaying my work in the first ever show at Caggio Gallery. Very excited!

WHERE: Caggio Gallery, 918 East Brady Street, Milwaukee WI

WHEN: Friday, June 5th 2009

TIME: 5pm- 10pm

WEBSITE: <--- here you can view the other artists that will have work up for the show!

This show will be on display for 6 weeks so if you cannot make it Friday, be sure to go and check it out some other time while its still up. There will be lots of food and drink on Friday which makes the night even better! Hope to see you there.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


It slipped my mind last time i posted to tell you guys about the OTHER show i got into. I was so happy about finishing my thesis at MIAD that i totally forgot about the Annual Union Gallery Show at University WI, Milwaukee. I was lucky and got three paintings into the show as well as two etchings! Heres a little peek:

"Outer Weavings" series, each 15"x20", acrylic, screen print, found found, paper, hand sewing on canvas

"Reoccurrence I", 11" x 15", copper etching & chin colle, Rives BFK

"Reoccurrence II", 11" x 15", copper ecthing & chin colle, Rives BFK

So there you have it! I dont think i forgot anything else...

OH! the show is up until May 22cd! UWM Union! go check it!