I facilitated my last Painting with a Twist event for the spouses' club this month. I never expected to enjoy being a member of a military spouses' club--however, I really have. It still feels strange to realize this was also my last club meeting before my husband and I move back to the US.... Continue Reading →
My last year's contribution to The Sketchbook Project was Lyrically Inclined. This year, I continued the theme of visual journal pages inspired by lyrics from some of my favorite musicians. I have explained in my previous blog my love of music, despite my utter inability to sing, keep a rhythm, or play any form of instrument.... Continue Reading →
This was an interesting and slightly daunting commissioned work that I finished last month. I was nervous about completing this piece because my client had a very distinct idea of what she wanted, and I was afraid I wouldn't be able to create a piece that adequately captured her vision. This piece was intended to embody... Continue Reading →
This is my second work for a client. Aesthetically, this piece was intended to complement her previously commissioned work, while still being a successful and striking artwork when viewed alone. This work also included some of my client's most treasured family recipes, as well as other subtle visual elements she associates with her memories of... Continue Reading →
This was a quirky little piece I recently made for a client. The home states of both he and his wife were included as well as visual elements associated with their shared memories such as their first date.
This is the second commissioned work I have done for this client. Her and her beautiful little family recently went on holiday to Disney Paris in France. During their vacation they saved various bits (ephemera, tickets, maps, etc.) with the intention of commissioning a work from me when they returned to commemorate their memorable... Continue Reading →
This is a commissioned work I recently finished. My client wanted a gift for a close friend. Her friend wasn't a stereotypical girly-girl, therefore I tried a different color palette. I wanted this work to have an elegant, playful atmosphere while maintaining a subtle femininity.
This work meant a lot to me, primarily because I knew how much it meant to the woman who commissioned it. My client had a collection of letters and well-loved family recipes, collected though decades. These recipe cards were beautiful--they were hand-written cursive, or typewritten, stained from years of use, discolored as the papers aged.... Continue Reading →