Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

I love the way she describes how she works. It's very similar to my own process.

C3 Questions Profile – Heide Trepanier

C3 Questions Profile – Heide Trepanier  
I am a visual artist.

How do you create?

I create by waiting, I need to loaf about a whole lot until some type of serendipity leads me to a topic that I find interesting. Then I consume as much material as I can and hold it in my brain until it makes sense, which requires more loafing about. Then I make things in a frenzy, like I am on cocaine, only I am not.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I stumbled on Mariska Karasz's work a while back and couldn't believe I had never heard of her before. Her work is incredible, especially for the time. I don't know of anyone else who was doing the kind of embroidery that she was in the 40s and 50s. (If anyone knows of anyone that I don't, please share!) The imagery is bold and colorful. Quirky and sometimes abstract. But it's timeless and beautiful. I would have no idea this work was from 40s and 50s if I were to just see it floating around the internet. Ah, so much inspiration!

Beth Hoeckel's beautiful collages. In love! I want all of these framed in my house.

Drew Mosley's tea spill and ink drawings/paintings are striking. I liked them even more when I realized they were tea spills, which I'm sure started as a happy accident.

Pretty little paintings by Isadora Fidler Stowe. I love the line work and color. Don't they make you want to go paint everything you see?

Be prepared to fall in love with this family and their adventure. Oh, the envy of The Goodwin Project.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So a lot has been going on in my outside-of-the-interwebz life. I have become a social hermit mostly spending my time between work and my room-turned-studio. And I am so content with the shift. I feel like I owe this to myself after the years I've spent away and distracted from what drives me and makes me feel more complete than anything.

One of my recent creative outlets is Feast. This organization (which you can read about in the link to keep this from being too lengthy) is not only providing our city with inspiration and creative flow, but also those of us involved. I am so thankful to be apart of such a progressive community project, that one of my best friends (Josh Epperson, along with Johnny Hugel) is making a reality.

My role in the whole shebang is designer, or decorator, whatever you want to call it. My goal is to make the space for each Feast look good, basically. I think that atmosphere is so important to hosting any event so I put a lot of time and effort into planning and making things with that in mind. We are only two Feasts down, with the third in the works currently so it is still definitely a learning process in some areas. I'm so excited about the changing venues that keep me on my toes with creative ideas of how to change the space into a comfortable and visually pleasing environment to dine and project projects with 50+ people (all on a small budget keep in mind!) It's a creative outlet for me to craft and decorate (two of my most favorite things to do) which is opening other windows in my brain for my own work to spiral out from. Not only that, but the community that Feast is involved in is providing me with contacts and connections that I otherwise wouldn't have had so easily. So all in all, I am just really excited about where this event is going and the little doors it is opening for me creatively as well. :)

(photo cred: Lloyd Young)

Monday, January 30, 2012

I decided I needed extra light after all. Makes suuuch a good, big difference!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I need a slower paced...brain, which would result in life, I would think.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I finally finished my jewelry hanger! And found an old wooden till for more organization. Then my rings in an old ash tray. (Cleaned out of course.) I can finally see everything I have!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I want these, very much.
Last night I dreamt about studios in the woods. Little barn shacks, there were two to choose from. One was only $50 a month, so naturally I could afford it. It was dark and dirty with 3 windows. Rectangular, and had a fireplace and a bed. Needed lots of fixin up that I was excited to do. The other was bigger, but newer and not a little barn shack, more like an attic. Both were in the middle of nowhere surrounded by trees and a field. I guess my subconscious was planning it all out. I went with the small one with the bed and fireplace in the end. I woke up feeling oddly excited like I had a new project...then I woke up a little more. Womp Womp, all a dream. One day...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In my next life, I wish to be bold enough to say more of the things that I think .

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Why have I not known this word?
Also, reminds me of milk steak.
Thank you Mike Birbiglia.


- noun 1. very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated
Actions speak louder than words.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I've been making a few little things for my up and coming Etsy site. (Please excuse a couple of the not so professional photos. Those will be retaken!) :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

(I'm sorry, I don't remember where I found this lil gem!)