Category: Inspiration

14 Apr

1 Second A Day of Patterns Part 2

I continued with the theme of patterns for my 1 Second a Day videos in March. I came across so many interesting bits of pattern design last month, and also kept noticing new things in familiar places. I decided to take a break from the project this month but I’ve been missing it, and still […]

07 Jan

An Updated Container of Good Things

In 2018 I started the habit of noting good things down on paper that happened throughout the year and collecting them in a special container. This project is inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Happiness Jar, and it was a much-needed project of looking at the good in what was a difficult year. I opened the container […]

02 Jan

2018: Year End Review In Twelve Photos

It’s my annual year end review of some of the things I made over the course of the previous twelve months. It started off as a difficult year because of the flood, and I only recently realized I spend almost seven months without a dedicated studio. I worked on a lot of small projects, struggled […]

05 Nov

Thirty Days of Handmade

I’ve been sharing a photo series of personal handmade objects collected over the years as a project on Instagram for the month of November. The focus will mostly be items I’ve bought myself rather than things I’ve been gifted, and includes handmade functional items as well as artwork. It’s been interesting to look around the […]

17 Oct

Paper Weight: Works in Paper by Elsa Mora

Elsa Mora is a multi-disciplinary Cuban-America artist and illustrator. I count her amongst my list of favourite artists for her ability to work in every type of material, and for her brilliant and unique craftswomanship with paper. I was thrilled to learn of her show in Eugene Oregon at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art […]

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