Balloon self portraiture

Creepy creamy sound of the clay paper chain

Links and links and links for (sub)urban

Installing for (sub)urban at the Stamp Galleries at UMD College Park.
Shout out to curator @matthewtmclaughlin and artists @amzeland and @yoonmi_nam. The big  install day is apparently Tuesday this is just round one.

My friend  and coworker Nancy makes amazing things.
Now if only I could do these moves with streamers!!!

More #Inktober.
Since I already have a pretty regular daily practice I’m taking this inktober thing a little differently- limiting myself to blacks and grays all month long and trying to crank out some new playful drawings based on some older sketchbook stuff.

The shadows on my book-while sitting and reading alone while @r.l.tillman took the little to the park and I manned the new smoker and made perfect ribs- matched the drawings of imaginary streamers I made in the studio right before.

Noticing our fine #Chroma print hanging out @raredevice .
Missing you @lisasolomon 
#Repost @raredevice (@get_repost)
Both stores are open till 6 today. Come and say 👋🏽

Must look at the old sketchbooks more often. Fine fine gems in there like this one from about 2.5 years ago.

New sketchbook.  April Ryan notes, Ed Emberly, #Inktober, and heads day in drawing class

Thanks @fruitcakedaily

5yo bracelet design

Monarch celebration

Glazed and done!
Everything fired really hit and the reds and and pinks all burnt out... but still feeling good. Maybe I can work back in with some gold luster on the right?

More #Inktober

Things to put in envelopes

Carnival color palette

I could make paintings based on the Little’s classroom for years.

There is a empty parking lot full of carnival rides at my work!

#Inktober y'all.
Starting off with a bang.

Thanks for the tip @_b_crawford awesome installation project by the BMA education staff.

French's paper Chroma

Blues purples and neutrals

Reading about and making notes about future drawings instead of actually drawing while at ballet class

Studio colors.
Gesso and red violet gouache.

black confetti
Watercolor on paper
14 x 20

Cap on the free probiotic drinks you get after lunch at the awesome Korean restaurant.

Last pages of this sketchbook. Including meetings meetings meetings, taking my drawing class to the museum and a color chart for my painted treasures.

Pile of black confetti drawings.

I think it should really be a straight line but of course I can't help myself

Getting closer.
Unfortunately the kittens are way into this project and knocking unpainted acorns around the house.

Red checks of the BMA

Tomas Saraceno while the work crew was away during my well timed class field trip.

The little made a color wheel with her tape resist painting.
So proud.

Remembering that my interest in flattened abstract botanical forms came from my work with fake flowers and overhead projectors.
So weird how this documenting and Instagraming everything adds insight.

What are these magic shadows?

🌈 left at out doorstep by the little's bestie.

Current palette.

Not sure why this one is sideways.
The return of painting at my desk and drawing/notes in assembly. Also cleaning my brush/making plaid while working on painting all those tiny objects.

#draweveryday #sketchbook #sketchbookflipthrough


Link in profile.

If you like the new ceramic party hats they'll be in the studio shop until December.
Life sized, durable, and fragile at the same time.

Confetti burst
Watercolor on paper
16 x 20

two bursts of confetti
watercolor on paper

The transition between blue and green

Book for the little about Mary Blair.

Painting tiny things green. There are probably tools for this

Another view sent from @thewharfdc. I'll be going down with a real camera after the interior is finished.
Yay @lisasolomon collaborator extraordinaire! Yay #chromadc !

@lisasolomon and I are thrilled about
#chromadc being installed @thewharfdc 
So exciting to see this coming together! 🌈🌈🌈

Up and open!
the Studio Shop is tiny online store selling 5 focused pieces at a time for a season. Fall 2017 is my new ceramic party hats. 
Cast ceramic with hand painted with imagery from my sketchbook.
Just as fragile as paper party hats but more permanent and ghostly and of course way more uncomfortable.

Ok friends.
Launching this little project on Thursday. 
Tiny shop. 5 pieces at a time. Changing every season.
Fall 2017 is ceramic party hats.

Working in this weird project where I take all the little things me and the little pick up while walking and painting them with all the colors of acryla gouache
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

Sketchbooks full of more notes as well as trips to Chicago and Arizona
#draweveryday #sketchbookflipthrough #artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim


Totally accurate portrayal of agriculture from the state fair.

New confetti drawing in progress.

She has her own desk in my studio now
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

Rainbow R and E

New MICA bookstore sign.

Old signs/new Editions studio at MICA

Gonna mess these up something fierce.

Back to school treat to self for desk drawings. So hard to start using them- they are so perfect. 
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

Gel window clings when you live with a 5yo girl.

My favorite scent is walk in floral refrigerators.
Part nature, part man made temperature control. 
Conceptually on point too.

Coming soon friends. Stay tuned.

Solar eclipse/play date/Trader Joes run.
I did see it in the parking lot. I had cheesy glasses and TJ's employees were out there with camera obscuras.

Awesome moss that looks like faux grass at Home Depot

One of the many reasons I just straight up ignore having a manicure.

Cell phone tower that is also a palm tree. I love that the little is also fascinated with these. Driving around is always a hunt for hidden towers.

Last morning walk for this trip. Today it was all about the sky. The little woke up early to play with my mom and there were two tones of clouds in the sky. Plus this one cactus is blooming everywhere. I always feel like I miss the flowers.

This mornings perfect walk. 
This trip has me staying an extra day, which is awesome but long in other ways.

My mom has always been a maker. When I was small she sewed my clothes and smocked. Then it was needlepoint and cross stitch (wonder where those drawings of mine come from?) then quilting.
Since moving to AZ she has take up basketry, weaving, and now ceramics. She's making these colorful yard totems and I'm excited to see where she's taking them. It's nice that we're working with the same material now.

#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

Can't stop won't stop.
This one has a two steps of tape with the writing fading on them.

Sometimes just switching the materials makes for the best drawing right?
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

More test tiles from the Ceramics studio where my parents live. I love those little dots but the perfection and handwriting in this one...
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

More amazing test tiles. I need to make more ceramic pieces gist so I can do this
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim

I mean look at them. Perfect little color treasures. All lined up and fragile.
#artistresidencyinmotherhood #arim