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Beautiful Purple Butterflies

Happy snow day!  Next time I'll fill you in on my big project for the semester!  

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Plant Necromancy and My Graphic Novel Class

We have been doing a bunch of these in my graphic novel workshop class at college taught by Theresa Williams.  I've been having fun with them.  It's nice to be freed from a longer story and just do something quick.  It reminds me of when I was a little kid drawing comic strips based on… Continue reading Plant Necromancy and My Graphic Novel Class

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A comic page from pencil to color

One of my favorite things is seeing a project transform from the first sketch into the final colorful object.  I love getting lost in the process from beginning to end! This comic page started with the Doodle a Day Challenge at The Wanderers (the fantastic Facebook page of Theresa Williams where she chronicles her ideas for… Continue reading A comic page from pencil to color

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I’m Published!

I received my very own two copies of Prairie Margins, Bowling Green State University's undergraduate literary magazine last week.  My very own free copies.  The kind you get when your work is in the magazine.  I opened them right away and turned to see proof that the emails regarding the acceptance of my submission were… Continue reading I’m Published!

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What I Learned from a Commission and a Little About Obsessions

Last week I received a commission to make another Birdies pendant.  The original was made about seven years ago before I knew, and felt comfortable using, patinas, when I was just getting excited about riveting and cut metal designs and when experimentation was more important than the end result.  This last one is still the… Continue reading What I Learned from a Commission and a Little About Obsessions

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H-E-L-L-O W-O-R-L-D, and a little about cardboard boxes

Hello and welcome to my shiny new artist blog! I've made things (drawings, stories, jewelry, sculpture, the occasional catastrophe) all my life.  I don't know how to not make things.  There was an attempt at stopping the madness of creating once.  Predictably, it failed miserably.  A couple years ago I returned to college to finish… Continue reading H-E-L-L-O W-O-R-L-D, and a little about cardboard boxes