about handmade.

Why do you make handmade? I've seen this question asked a lot recently. Here is a brilliant animation that crankbunny did to explain why she makes handmade. I think it's the best explanation I've heard so far.

You can read more about her animation process and tools in this storque article, and visit her website here.


pyramid atlantic store.

Something exciting opens tonight: the Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Store!
Pyramid Atlantic Art Store!
Sean and I will have some of our artwork there, and of course notebooks and lunch bags as well!

I got to take a peek inside when I dropped off my work, and it looks amazing. The organisers have done an incredible job setting it up. Downtown Silver Spring will have the awesomest handmade shop in the area.

The grand opening tonight is from 5-7pm, and the address is: 924 Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. Store hours will be: Thursdays: 12–8pm, Fridays: 12–7pm, and Saturdays: 10am to 7pm

Looking for more info? Check out the Pyramid Atlantic site.


blue tulips.

Introducing my latest illustrated Moleskine notebook for July, Blue Tulips:
Blue Tulips

....and some of the latest additions to my screenprinted Moleskine series:
Imaginary Friend XLImaginary Friend L
Imaginary Friend on an extra large Moleskine (left) and large Moleskine (right)

Knit Buddies XLNew Roxy!
Knit Buddies (left) extra large Moleskine, and right: new edition Roxy

If you didn't make it to Crafty Bastards this past weekend, here's a peek at what our space looked like from where I was sitting:
Crafty Bastards
Crafty Bastards

Spring was such a busy time, Artomatic came and went, and then Crafty Bastards, and soon it'll be December again. I'm planning to introduce a new notebook each month from now till the end of the year, so check back soon to see how I'm doing. I have a stack of illustrations waiting to be used, and I can't wait to see how those look printed. But I'm going to try and be patient and work on them slowly, one month at a time. And like all the rest, they will be sold individually via my etsy shop.

Blue Tulips