How to Make an Art Print with a Half Inch Border Using Photoshop
So here is my good deed of the day, to other artists and my future self: I created this video tutorial to refer to if you are trying to make prints that have a consistent half-inch border across multiple sizes. Cheers to figuring stuff out together and sharing resources and recommendations instead of headaches and horror stories.Read more
10 Takeaways from the Artist Project Toronto
This past weekend I participated in the Artist Project Toronto for my very first time and would certainly call it a success. Thank you so much to everyone who came to the event, introduced themselves, asked me questions about my art, took a card, or even purchased my work! Let's highlight 10 takeaways for artists who might consider having a booth of their own one day.Read more
What do you call it when for personal, financial, aspirational and/or interpersonal reasons you decide to quit your day job, leave the city, and move back home with your family who you haven’t lived with full-time since senior year of high school? Say it with me now… a mental breakd-… an artist’s retreat*! Here’s what I’ve been up to in the last month on my “creative hiatus” …Read more
Death of "The Chill Girl"
Like so many people out there, I have aspired consciously and unconsciously to be “the chill girl” for far too long and it has taken much too much from me. I am in the process of a personal and artistic rebrand where I try to admit that I do in fact have wants and needs beyond what I currently have. I am determined to responsibly and mindfully stop giving into fear so that I can make the kind of art I feel called to make and manifest opportunities that are more in alignment with my goals.Read more
“Are you pretentious?” “Maybe.” “Well, are you a good witch or a bad witch?” …
Just as beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, who and what is pretentious will always be contentious.
I like to think of myself as someone who is well-versed in the art of failure. I’m not easily discouraged and, while I hold very high personal standards in a lot of areas, I’m not very hard on myself. From a very young age I had the temperament to handle a good bit of failure and to want to try new things and I had parents who pushed me to test those limits and reach my potential for failure. No parent wants to see their child struggle, but I feel really grateful for the creative and contained ways mine introduced me to rejection and disappointment.Read more
Welcome to my Taylor Swift Era
I am in my Taylor Swift era and those who get it will get it and those who don’t can cast their judgement as I continue to use my art to illustrate my emotional experiences. So, what about my paintings right now makes me feel creatively compatible with Taylor?Read more
For the first time maybe in my life, my art has become an emotional outlet. This morning I needed to paint, not out of obligation to anyone else but out of personal necessity. It has felt so right and so special. I get to take the incessant thoughts and motifs in my head and manifest them onto my canvas.Read more