Here’s this one in full, hanging out casually In our guest room.

Put this little combo together today!
Using the guest room as a looking space- since my studio is so tiny.


Haven’t had as much time in here as I’d like these days. 
I finally have time today and realize I just need thinking time and space more than anything.

Finding these drawings after a they sat in a drawer for months. Still feel super weird about them.

The Big Warhol show had one of his boxes in it. This perfect gold wood grain box was in it. I like to think Andy and I like it for the same reasons.

It’s been a big thinking about collections kind of day

These ladies!

Field Museum. My new dream is  to spend a week here, maybe a month. 99% of the collection isn’t on display! Anyone with any ideas on how I can make this happen? I’m all ears!

Natural History

Making all my Chicago dreams come true

Today’s inspiration

Such a great show @baltimoremuseumofart

Had a tiny amount of time to paint today. Here’s my paint rag.

The last two weeks and my tiny dedication to #inktober. 
Faculty meeting portraits and some moments of exuberance 
#draweveryday #sketchbook #sketchbooktour #sketchbookflipthrough

Holding the sketchbook cause I was watching Dickenson instead of drawing #danceclassstudiotime 
Shout out @kengrellerbfa

Sorry I missed you today @elf_girl 
#Repost @elf_girl with @get_repost
{ got a peek into @christinebucktontillman ‘s beautiful classroom this morning }

These little original drawings are only $30 shipped over @highfivefrenzy

Watercolor on Bristol
4” x 4”

Precious studio hour while the roof in my daughters room next door leaks. 😬

New sketchbook. Trip to the beach, dots, lines, and the start of #inktober.

Iowa peeps! Look what I found! Complete with the cutie potato sticker from @moonjiha. Very Christine year 2000. 

Lovely Visit to Windy Ridge! Great to see you and your new work @vandersteltrenee and Matt!

When in doubt, draw confetti.
#danceclassstudiotime #inktober

Website updated!

Important dose of nature and artifice.
@yiekes, you would love the panda habitat.

#danceclassstudiotime #inktober

More of these on the way! I like having the really big one in the mix.

Here’s the next one from this new series. Featuring one of my paint rags and a big silkscreen print in fabric.
#artistmotherco #studioview

Sending some new work out into the digital world. Both here and in the nerve-wracking world of submissions.
Looking for a place to show these new fabric based pieces that make my ties to craft and domesticity a little more up front.
#artistmotherco #studioview

Snippets from today’s studio visit with @lou.joseph

Favorite bits from my favorite painting at the BMA now back on view at @baltimoremuseumofart 😍

#danceclassstudiotime #inktober edition 
Back on my black only inktober game. I don’t do the prompts and stuff but I do eliminate color for a month going black only. For someone who’s all about color it’s helpful to focus on shape, line, and value and figure out what’s important.

These illustrations from my daughters favorite store.

Weekend getaway mini golf!

Good morning!
Trying to capture some color with this new floruescents and metallics kit from @sakuraofamerica

Held these on my lap while scouring last minute getaway ideas.
Not sure it counts as studio time.

My super collaborator @lisasolomon was on @ilikeyourworkpodcast this week.
Great interview/made me miss her.
Good thing we’re cooking up something new!

#Repost @ilikeyourworkpodcast with @get_repost
Another chroma installation by this week’s guest @lisasolomon created with the artist @christinebucktontillman ! I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from this week’s episode that you really loved when Lisa dove into the idea of protecting studio time. It’s so true! Any other parts you’ve been enjoying? Hope you all are having a great week!

Natural fall themed rainbow dots

Our house is the set for a tiny film my niece is making.

Gonna be posting these soon over @highfivefrenzy
$30 shipped for a tiny original drawing

The last two weeks. A visit from Elizabeth Kolbert at school, big time desk watercolors, balloons from memory, a chicken of the Woods mushroom, and some lists.
#draweveryday #sketchbook #sketchbookflipthrough #sketchbooktour

#danceclassstudiotime birthday edition

Also this guy/future painting

I think I’ll paint the shadows too.  #mobilestudio

Future Painting.

Teeny tiny 4” water balloon drawings. Inspired by my nieces and nephews creativity this summer.

Little bit of studio time
#studioview #artistmotherco


Finally back to The Secret Lives of Color.

This magic thing! Chicken of the Woods.
Shout out to @park_biology.jennings and our woods class.
Any foragers with cooking tips?
I painted it first.

Back to School Night. Shout out @_gingercurls_

Things organized by color.

Back in this saddle. ##mobilestudio #danceclassstudiotime

My super collaborator wrote a book!
Shout out to you @lisasolomon. Good luck tonight @raredevice . Wish I was there!

August sketchbook! Arizona, plans and plotting, drawings, studio views, a mind map, back to school, and drawings from the woods.
Shoutouts to @park_biology.jennings and @lmutchle 
#sketchbookflipthrough #sketchbook #draweveryday

Hey friends. I’m auctioning off this print @artiststakeaction

Proceeds go to a great (and timely) cause.

My favorite book got a new friend.

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.