I made this quick and quirky stop motion the other day. I've been carrying around these little paper legs in my bag since I cut them out last December! I suppose I was waiting for an idea to strike and I'd just stop in my tracks and make it come to life. I was pretty delirious when I was cutting these little legs out, having made over 30 paper portraits for holiday I just needed a break to create a little something for myself, ya know? Since I wanted them to have polish I used the tip of a pin to apply different colors of actual nail polish to each toe...I know it's crazy BUT WORTH IT. Right? I love making unique, funny things and knew those little legs and toes would turn into a moving picture eventually. So I hope you enjoy my short short short film Synchronized Swimmers (aka Legs Akimbo).
If you live in DC, or are just heading here for a visit, take a look at this printable deck of illos highlighting 14 of my favorite DC ARTS programs and places. When Neenah Paper asked me to show the best part of my city through drawings for their new promotional book I chose to show how creative this city is, as opposed to representing the obvious (insert The White House and Abraham Lincoln here). You can read more about the Neenah Paper project here....
THE CARDS: 1. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2. The Phillips Collection 3. Comet Ping Pong 4. Hamiltonian Gallery 5. Art Enables 6. Sixth and I Synagogue 7. Black Cat 8. Shakespeare Theatre Company 9. Dance Place 10. Atlas Performing Arts Center 11. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 12. Flashpoint Gallery 13. Capital Fringe 14. National Gallery of Art
A few months back I was asked to create a page of illustrations that highlighted and aspect of the city I live in. Washington, D.C. is an interesting place with many histories and layers of complexity. There ARE people who have lived in DC their whole life, believe it or not. I moved here about 6 years ago for graduate school. It took awhile to find my place but thriving creative community is where I have landed.
So when Neenah Paper decided to contact up and coming artist in up and coming cities to highlight their favorite parts I chose to create a page of icon representations of my favorite Arts organizations and places. The legend is as follows: 1. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2. The Phillips Collection 3. Comet Ping Pong 4. Hamiltonian Gallery 5. Art Enables 6. Sixth and I Synagogue 7. Black Cat 8. Shakespeare Theatre Company 9. Dance Place 10. Atlas Performing Arts Center 11. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 12. Flashpoint Gallery 13. Capital Fringe 14. National Gallery of Art
You can check out the full interview HERE!
I just finished this commissioned illustration of the Detroit skyline today and I thought I would share with you on this here blog. Did you know I do custom drawings for people? If you are feeling creative and have an idea send me a note and let's make something together. xx
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Been busy in the studio preparing new things for the upcoming DCMEETMARKET on Saturday July 5th. If you live around these parts do come and check out my first pop-up shop! There will be an assortment of archival art prints, cards, gift wrap, shelf liner, and textiles. Here is a sneak peek...
I have been working on a series of drawings for a new shop called Fable. This gorgeous little space is located in Kansas Cities Crossroads District and is owned by the talented designer Tara Light. Ms. Light asked me to create a series of illustrations based on Aesop's fables for the grand opening of the space this May. I was so thrilled to be returning to one of my favorite cities to share new work I wanted to share it! A series of animals and objects, the scenes depicted are inspired by hundreds of curious tales that seem to have morphed, taking terrific turns, from centuries of retelling. While researching for the project I kept thinking about the game telephone.
The shop Fable carries unique handmade items from small American companies who focus on quality, sustainability, and rarity. Other artists and designers featured in the shop include Samantha Pleet, Imogene + Willie, Ilana Kohn, Feral Childe, Tara Light, among others.
If you find yourself in this delightful town then do yourself a favor and stop by to see these wonderful treasures. The drawings can also be seen and purchased on the Fable website.