All available here. There are only a few items in the shop now. Since every pack is one of a kind, the process of putting them together and photographing them is a bit time-intense; I'm taking things slow and seeing what the response is before I add much more. I'm still playing around with styling too. (funny how my least favorite part of being a graphic designer--art directing--is following me into my non-working life, too.)
ANYway, a little backstory. Around Christmastime, my friend Kaitlyn and I were talking about meeting up. She mentioned wanting to take a look through my art supplies, but since we didn't meet at my house, I brought the art supplies to her. It was SO MUCH fun for me to put together a little package of special things for journaling and art-making. I enjoyed the process, and also realized: I am never going to use all this stuff up in my lifetime.
For so long I have been hoarding art materials. I always feel like, "oh no! if I use it it's gone forever!" But hello! Every time I go to the thrift store I find a treasure. Which means, there's a lot more of this stuff out in the world, I might as well enjoy what I have. And since I can't possibly enjoy it all myself. . . I'm sharing it with you.
Which brings me to. . . A GIVEAWAY. Boo-yah! Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner and send you a giant fun pack of paper-y awesomeness. Anyone welcome. Go for it!
Update: the giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!
Just today I finished photographing a GIANT stack of art and projects I've been stockpiling for a while: an old minibook from last fall, my latest art journal project on yearbook paper, and a few little things for my etsy shop.
There's lots more to show, I just need to wade through the hundreds of pictures I've taken and I'll share later this week.
I'm really proud of a lot of this. After working on my strange little books/collages/art journal pages/whatever they are over the past 8-10 years, I feel myself steadily improving, steadily getting closer to my ideal vision for my work. It's like I'm chasing after this magical feeling of my artwork really striking a clear bell in my heart.
And I know, uh, yeah, that sounds so fruity and flaky. But it's true. I feel really happy about where I am.
Until I start working on the next thing and find the goal further off again. But that's the fun of it, isn't it? Doing the work, day after day, year after year.