Endemic Book

The Endemic Book started when I was reading about more gun violence and saw the word, “endemic”. I’ve seen it before and decided to look it up for the first time (I’ve loved Dictionary.com for this for years). I rarely stop at one word once I start exploring. Here are some words I understand anew:

Handmade Burn Books

I started these Handmade Burn Books in the summer of 2021 in an online class. Ali Manning from Vintage Page Designs led a bookbinding class using a double needle Coptic stitch. I used blank mixed media paper for the signatures, or groups of pages. I decided early on that I wasn’t keeping these books. 2021 … More Handmade Burn Books

Spring Wedding Signs

I had the pleasure of designing and lettering the spring wedding signs for Morgan and Brian. They were finally able to renew their wedding vows in front of friends and family! They chose the beautiful Kingan Gardens in downtown Tucson, Arizona as their venue.

Calligraphic Oil Painting

A friend of mine, Samantha, posted the cutest photo of eggplants she grew in her garden. She captioned it, “My morning harvest”. The eggplants deserved to be immortalized! This was the perfect chance for me to experiment with layering text and images for a calligraphic oil painting.