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Decolonize Your Art Practice

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This post was originally published on the THRIVE Artist Network in June 2020. You can learn more about THRIVE here.

Inequality exists in the art world and it is important that our community of artists support each other to become the thriving artists we are all truly meant to be. We need to reimagine and do the work to create something beyond the current system.

The sad fact is that in the US, the overwhelming majority of


Listen up, loves… my wedding invitations are back!

stylish and quirky folk art wedding invitation suite

Hey Friends,

I’m so happy to share news of my return to the fine art of wedding invitation design!
 

But how did I ever get started with nuptial stationery, you ask? Good question. After graduating from college with a degree in Textile Design, I apprenticed with a fine press printer (Peter Koch Printers), where I learned everything I could about typography, graphic design, and letterpress printing. At the end of my apprenticeship, Peter helped me to acquire a gorgeous printing press and since this was exactly the...


Forest for the Trees: 17 Years in the Making, Revealed and Explained!

Phew! Here's the piece that I've been quietly working on for what feels like forever:) It's on display now at Make.Shift Gallery in Bellingham, WA through the end of the month, so even if you missed the opening you can still catch the show.

So, what the heck is this thing? Here's my official statement:

"Because the question for me was always whether the shape we see in our lives was there from the beginning or whether these random events are only called a pattern after the fact...do you believe in fate?" 


Regeneration: Making sense of it all

 

I am thrilled to announce an upcoming group show that I'm participating in. This is really exciting for me because a) this will be my first gallery opening in 7(!?) years and the work I'll be showing is a piece that has taken over a decade and a half to complete! Here's what Make.Shift has to say about the show:

Do you ever feel like you want to tear it all down and start over? This July at Make.Shift Gallery, five Bellingham-based...


Artist Interview with Julia Bethmann

Hey there, I hope your year is off to a great start! I'm excited to share today's artist interview with my friend, Julia Bethmann. Julia is a super prolific, multi-talented go-getter whose artistic style ranges from whimsical to ethereal. As a special bonus, Julia has included a couple of her fun video tutorials on monoprinting and bookbinding! Enjoy:

Where in the world are you located? What is it like being an artist there?

I am located in Merrimac, Massachusetts which is in the Northeast part of the state very close to New Hampshire and...