WEST ELM'S MEET THE ARTISTS EVENT!

Excited to be a part of West Elm's Meet the Artists event! On Friday, November 4th from 6-8,  I will be hanging my art alongside these talented Atlanta artists: Ashley Hizer,  Courtney PilgrimJessica Rollins.  You should come! It's free. They just ask that you RSVP. You can also enjoy free beer tastings from The Tap on Ponce.  Hope to see you next Friday!

DON'T GET COMFORTABLE IN THE COMFORT ZONE

I was asked to submit art for competition that required me to work outside my comfort zone. I needed to work in darker, moodier colors than I usually do, and these guys are some of the results. It was surprisingly invigorating riding the discomfort line. These took more pre-planning, which is hard for me since I tend to work instinctually, but all in all I think they turned out  A ok.  So, the lesson here for me is don't get too comfortable in your comfort zone.

OFFICE PAPER AND A BOX OF CRAYONS

I was feeling stuck and uninspired last week.  I kept attempting to make new stencil print paintings but they kept coming out terrible.  I decided to stop trying and do something else. I grabbed some cheap office paper and my boys' box of crayons and sat outside and colored. It was so liberating not worrying about wasting expensive art supplies. Got to remember this more often! 

Anyways, here is a picture of my crayon drawings and two prints that were inspired by them.

THE JEALOUS CURATOR

Last week I was featured on the blog The Jealous Curator.  I was pretty excited and honored. I have just started trying to get my work out of the studio and into the world.  It's time to stop being a chicken and put myself out there.  Anyway, I am glad I did.  Here is a screen shot of the post.  Take a look if you'd like: The Jealous Curator.  She also posted this on her Instagram account. Thanks The Jealous Curator!