I'm celebrating my birth month this year by exhibiting in two art-centric charitable events ; Paint Walla Walla and ArtSquared! Each event donates a portion of the proceeds collected through art sells to funding arts education in the Walla Walla Valley. You can get in on all the deets here:
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
By far my favorite project of 2019 has been working with the owners of Shanty Town Biscuits to create their logo & sign! This biscuit babe is hanging right on E. Main St, representing my new favorite (vegan!) breakfast joint:
Shanty Town Biscuits!
Drop by the Walla Walla Roastery during the month of March to see my new collection of work; Simple Ingredients!
Happy love month!💕 Hope you and your boo have something romantic planned for #valentinesday I just finished shipping out my limited edition prints for @lightgreyartlab 's coming exhibition, Innuendo! 🍌🍑🌮(Opens Feb.22nd!) It'll be the perfect show to experience with a close "friend" this month 😉
Starting New Years Day, I'm elated to share that I had been elected to serve among Walla Walla's Arts Commission board. Our initial meeting was held on January 10th (meeting minutes) and our next meeting will be held February 6th, 11am @ City Hall's Fulton Community Room; please come and share your ideas!
These last few weeks I've been humbled to be working in conjunction with my partner & love, Jared Nettles, to create an illustrative logo/mural for an up and coming vegan (yes I said vegan!) shop; Shanty Town Biscuits!
This post includes a bit of the process and vision for re-illustrating a main character from a family-childhood-classic,
Mr.Scarecrow from The Fat Slow Pumpkin!
This year's ArtSquared event was a blast! The event lead to the sale of the largest percentage of works documented by ArtWalla, (over 75%!) all which lend to the growth of art education in the Walla Walla Valley. I am so honored to have been included in this success and am delighted to announce that all of my 6"x6" works sold this year; Thank You!
I've been lucky enough to continue creating promotional materials for one of my favorite public services; the Walla Walla Public Library! Just last month the WWPL launched a Big Idea Talks program lead by Richard Middleton-Kaplan, PhD, Dean of Arts & Sciences at the Walla Walla Community College. The ongoing program, Human Rights Through the Lens of Literature, explores plays, essays, poetry and film related to the theme of human rights. It's been a joy being able to create for such an impactful and reflective program. In this post, I point out some of the design steps that when into creating the promotion for this event.
The WWPL is championing "Screen Free September" this year! Guess who got to design the promotions..? 😊
I've had a bit of a hiatus away from my usual Illustration work thanks to lill' ol ArtCarp here! This year's summer reading program at the Walla Walla Public Library officially launched just last month, along with all the promotional material I helped flesh out. Take a look-see!
Big thanks to all who dropped by last Saturday for the annual grand opening of Walla Walla's Downtown Farmers Market! I had a blast being able to take part this year as the winning artist for the poster contest 💖
Join ArtWalla for our first pop-up show of the year! Artists on display will include Lindsay Tebeck (drawing/digital work), Anne Haley (printmaking), and Sheila Coe (ceramic). Come enjoy some light refreshments and local art!
I'm so very excited to start my very first journey through soil and sweat! That's because this year I've been assigned my very own plot at the Rees and Sumach Community Garden. I hope to use this experience to strengthen my understanding of what is means to be a steward of the earth. 🌱
And what better way to do that than by doodling while I dig?
I had the amazing opportunity of meeting the renowned Pacific Northwest Native American artist, Lillian Pitt!
She even signed the book I illustrated about her ~
This is one of my favorite morning fixes; peanut-butter oatmeal with a tall glass of oj!💕 (Don't knock it until you've tried it!) I've been pouring over mountains of research about the properties of whole foods and their wonderful effects on the body. I recently switched over to a plant based diet and thought it could be fun to merge my growing food obsession with art.
So here's a post dedicated to real food, Yum! 🍽
I had a lot of fun showing the kiddos how to color with digital media at the 3rd Annual Picture Show last weekend - big thanks to the Carnegie Picture Lab for letting me showcase my work!
It's December, which means I'm dreaming of a golden summer! (Yes, I can't wait for summer already!) It would seem that the Walla Walla Public Library can't wait either as they aim to have a new Summer Reading Logo drafted-up for the coming year.
Support living artists this holiday season (and save!) by shopping online at Society6 during today's Cyber Monday Sale! "Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and selling their original works as 30+ premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Throw Blankets. They create, we produce and fulfill, and every purchase pays an artist. Simple, but huge. " -- Society6
It's Halloween! To celebrate I did a quick illustration of a family favorite; The Fat Slow Pumpkin.
I am thrilled to announce that the children's book I've been partnering with Carnegie Picture Lab to create, Lillian Pitt - She Who Watches, has finally been published and printed! "Written by Carnegie Picture Lab’s Program Director Tracy Thompson, the book chronicles the historical significance of Celilo Falls, the oldest continuously inhabited community on the North American continent, Ms. Pitt’s awakening to her cultural history in her 30s, and the legend of the petroglyph, She Who Watches." -- Union Bulletin