Their idea and my dream for this rug that I built her nursery around 8y ago.
Shout out to @madame_webke

Welcome home ceramic party pals.

Back in the saddle taking reference pictures.

Piles of fabric
#studioview #tinystudio

Today was a big documentation day. Here’s a sneak peek at some new work. 

Thinking about this awesomeness that I taped into my old sketchbook.

Been my number one studio book since 2003. Thinking about her a lot lately. Big shout out to you @pollyapfelbaum 
Also, unrelated but, shout out to @lou.joseph for the studio visit today 🌸🌼🌻🌷🎈🎊🐚🍀

Sleek peeks of the next big things. I totally had to take over the guest room to set these up.

#studioview #artistmotherco #tinystudio

Very deep in fabric world today.
#artistmotherco #studioview #tinystudio

Love this thing. Considering making my own.

Coming to terms with my small studio. I’ve been in this space for 5 years. It’s the tiny extra bedroom in our house- and the light is perfect, and I can work in it.

I can’t spread out though- or have much more than one thing going on at a time. I don’t have a good place in here to sit and read, and it’s a challenge to do a studio visit- in huge part because I have very little real wall space- which also means not a lot of space for looking and reflecting. 
I spent a lot of this summer contemplating a studio move- and my current plan is to stay- I want this light- and I can always make a looking/studio visit space out of the guest room when I want it.

I was reading up on tiny houses- cause I thought embracing those ideas in my tiny studio.might make me feel better. They are all about carbon footprint and saving money- which is true but I’d get that no matter what room I was in with a home studio. But if I look at it in wanting to be able to be here whenever- while balancing a FT job and a family it becomes clearer. 
Tiny home studio forever.
#studioview #artistmotherco #tinystudio

Experimenting with fabric Dye.
This made me think of you @cmthomasstudio

One way to try to understand these new friends.

Just got back from the last of my summer traveling. Thought I’d show the reality of the top of my flatfile as creative dumping ground for everything from me and my daughter.
#artistmotherco #studioview

I DID see some barrel cactus

Sunny morning for walking

Quick trip to Oracle, AZ. LOVING these shapes.

Arizona morning walk

Rare rainy morning in AZ.

The most amazing donation for a someday future #chromainstallation from the amazing @melissa.m.webb who is off to some amazing adventures. Baltimore is gonna miss you!

Roll hem foot FTW!


Pretty happy that I hit the rummage sale in the first hour.
If you know my accessories language these are obviously gonna be future necklaces.

Was working with some older digital files today and took a look at the scans of these killer collaborative drawings @lisasolomon and I made back in 2015.

I have a long way to go but officially started the big fabric pieces.
#artistmotherco #comfortershow

Sketchbook from the last week and a half. 
Hands of my oldest friends, broccoli cut out, a return to WV, balloons filled with water from observation, and experimenting with the new tumeric ink.
#sketchbookflipthrough #sketchbook #draweveryday #artistmotherco

Thinking back on this gem from last summer.

This bad boy is available for only $35 shipped @highfivefrenzy

Bought this tumeric ink from @wayward__daughter at @hellosantangelo. Drawings coming soon.

Awesome and much anticipated trip to @nellierosetextiles ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Here’s some of what I’ve been printing this week. 
So stoked. The heavier paper lets me add more layers. The finished pieces are all unique silkscreen monoprints each with a different color scheme. They’re finished off with a gloss printed confetti layer too which is probably my favorite a-ha moment of the whole process.

Finished about 12 of these. Feeling really good about how they’ve come out.

Test proofs from this series are available for $35 (US shipped) @highfivefrenzy .

Not all these confetti prints are CMYK but these little illustrative color mixing bits are some of my favorite moments from these prints. 
Find them over at @highfivefrenzy

Hey friends, anyone have/know anyone who has built a studio? I have a dream and some questions. Reply or send me a DM.

Even more excited about these.

Shipping day.
You can see new listings @highfivefrenzy.

This awesome prototype has found a new home!

FINALLY made it to @createdomesticity saw your fabric @jenhewett. You’re doing good things Christina and are making me want to take up sewing.
Thought of you @achildhoodstore and @kim_bentley

Important hands from today.

Turf in the left real grass on the right #fakenature

Three proofs posted over at @highfivefrenzy $35 each/shipped(US)

Feels good to be printing.

Follow @highfivefrenzy for a flash sale of confetti print proofs

like these silkscreen monoprints?
me too!
I wanna change the paper I’m printing them on so I’m gonna try an instagram flash sale with these proofs.
$35 shipped.
I’ve made a new account so as not to clutter this one up with all the prints.
⚡️⚡️⚡️follow  @highfivefrenzy I’ll be listing over there soon.

Very happy with these prints. Don’t love the thin paper I’m printing on. Considering them proofs and ordering more paper.

Insta flash proof sale soon.

These moments are pure magic to me.

Been waiting to make these for a while.

Love a ceramic palette for watercolor.

More #naturalcolorsculpture

Pressed spring flowers from the yard, West Virginia drawings.
#sketchbook #sketchbookflipthrough #draweveryday #naturalist

Public notice: cyan and magenta bleed.

Luray Caverns

Color theory hex sign

My niece makes awesome water balloon flowers

@alanthealoe making the rain awesome

Glow stick color wheel portal

Glow stick color wheel

Kite flying/family vacation

More little buddies. #naturalcolorsculpture

Next steps. Good seeing all these together.

30 min of studio time

My students get me. 
Obviously the thing to hand me on stage at their graduation was costume jewelry because accessories.
My hands were sore from the clapping when wearing 20 rings and I could no way hold them all but I have about 92 of these bad boys strung up on my desk-necklace style- as a permanent shout out to some very awesome people.

These actually take a while to paint properly. I have so many more treasures to include in this project...

Just thinking about and googling Additive color mixing.

Beautiful dots

This sketchbook documentation features our cat Zelda,  end of school shenanigans, my mother in laws beach hat, our new pet hermit crabs, drawing with Carianne, and possible studio move plans.
And floppy heavy pencil cases.
#draweveryday #sketchbook #sketchbookflipthrough

Do I move the studio into the bigger, darker room? Knowing that I’ll need to bring in a ton of light and paint or do I keep my teeny light filled space that does its job but leaves me no space to read- reflect and look at work of properly host a studio visit?

Looking for thoughts.
Posted two videos of each space to my stories.

@lisasolomon I hope you knew exactly what I was doing as soon as you saw the tape measure.

Making daily painting happen with @cariannemackgarsidestudio

Squeezing in some painting with @cariannemackgarsidestudio at today’s Iowa reunion. Thank you for hosting @neff_chuffo

Studio tidying. Hadn’t documented this gem yet.

Dreamy candy store arranged by color!

1997 Christine would have loved this.

@r.l.tillman knew exactly what color I was going to pick.
Obv because the golf shack was pale yellow this stood out.

Mini golf inspiration