The holiday issue of Do It Yourself magazine featured my "Oh Deer" Embroidery Kit. The magazine is chock-full of cute DIY projects, mostly around the theme of home decor. Pick one up at your local book store to get some inspiration for the holidays.
Thanks so much to all those folks who stopped by my booth at Crafty Wonderland. I really appreciate you! It was also amazing meeting a bunch of other talented artists this weekend. Thank you Darrell for all your help with the show. On a side note, congratulations to Liz for being the winner of my calendar giveaway. Now time to regroup and get ready for Renegade craft fair next weekend in San Francisco. Hope to see all my readers from the bay area there!
This calendar is an homage to all the beautiful flora I saw while backpacking through Southeast Asia this past year. When I got home, I translated my best photographs into graphic paper cuts for each month. The back of each calendar is a postcard, so they each serve a dual purpose.
Leave a comment below telling me what you like about the calendar to enter a drawing to win it. A winner will be chosen Dec. 9 th at 10pm.
The chipboard packaging doubles a stand for the calendar (see below). You just have to put the tabs through the outer slits to create a shelf for the print. This feature of the calendar is very important to me because I have been using plastic cases in the past that were cheaply made. This solution is completely compostable/recyclable.
I was recently commissioned to make a large scale embroidery installation for the front doors of Widen + Kennedy, a local advertising agency. I was giddy with delight at the thought of the project. I used the thickest yarn I could find and a huge needle to pull this off. These letters are seriously huge and bulky to deal with, but totally worth it in the end. If you live in the PDX area you can check it out in person at: 224 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97209.
So excited to have one of my screen printed pieces on FPO (For Print Only) blog. I find this blog to be hugely inspirational for learning printing techniques and seeing other cool projects from the design world. Check out the article here.
I am inspired by Nicola Ginzel's embroidery art. Her work adds meaning and preciousness to somewhat mundane items that would normally be discarded. So Beautiful!