In my beloved collection of autographed books is a small hand-crafted volume of poetry by Laura June. I received it back in 2010, and was immediately mesmerized, inspired, and blown away. What an amazing thing, to turn your work into something tangible. Back then I was busy running a business and taking care of my … Continue reading Mover & Shaker: Laura June Topolsky
A blank page can be intimidating. Hundreds of blank pages bound lovingly into a journal can be even more so! This weekend I'm presenting 30-minute workshops on how to get started with Art Journaling. It'll be a crash course, without much hands-on time, so I'll mostly be sharing resources and tools. Here are some: Tools … Continue reading Art Journal Prompts
Every month this year, in my art journal, I am getting specific on gratitude. In January, it was cozy little luxuries, and in February, I listed creative women who made an impact on my life. You can see that list HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. In March, I decided to list BOOKS that I am … Continue reading March Gratitude: Books!
I'm a bit behind sharing the female artists that I deeply admire. It was a fun project, and transcends into March, seeing as it's womyn HERstory month. Oh yeah, I went there. So without further ado... Feb. 22: Billie Holiday It's only been recently that I've learned to truly appreciate Holiday's music. My poor brain … Continue reading Women Crushin’…week 4
Each month this year I will pick a topic of gratitude and get specific. In February, it was women artists that I adore. Women who have made an impact in the arts, who have a story to tell against all odds, and put out breathtaking work of all media. Who are some of your favorites? … Continue reading Women Artists I Adore: Week 3
Continuing my series in February, this post highlights seven women artists who have really made an impact in my life, one way or another. I hope they bring you the same level of inspiration! You can follow my Pinterest Board about them HERE. Or click on any link below to learn more. Feb. 8th: Maya … Continue reading Women Artist Crushes: Week 2
Does a blank page intimidate you? Do you feel a sense of pride when you hold something hand-made, or finish writing your deepest darkest thoughts into a diary? How do you feel when you use up all the ink in a pen, or trace your fingers along the spines of well-loved books? Do you daydream … Continue reading Art Journal Workshop
A room of one's own is a luxurious thing. My new job at the Springfield Regional Arts Council has its own office, complete with a window, nice lighting, and a chair on wheels. It. Is. Amazing. Part of me wants to set up shop there permanently, and bring my art supplies and easels for when … Continue reading A Room of My Own
Name: Jessica Connolly Current City: Phoenix, AZ What did you want to be when you grew up? An architect or designer What are you now? A graphic designer and artist How did you get to this point? After finishing architecture school I practiced for 7 years before striking out on my own to pursue graphic design … Continue reading Q&A with Jessica from Telos Art
Do you ever see someone on social media and think, I really want to be friends with them? That's how I feel about Andie. Her talent is multi-faceted, and I find myself watching her Instagram stories on repeat, dying of laughter. Andie is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She acts, she … Continue reading Q&A with Andie B.