Yesterday team Join Together hung almost all of this show and it’s going to be a doozy. Seriously the show’s so good it gives me goosebumps. We have nearly 60 artists taking part and it covers every wall with beautiful funny heartfelt work!
I’ll try and post a little preview of the show soon, but if you’re in Portland on Friday come out to Land, won’t you? More details on our Facebook invite too!
Been meaning to write up an official blog post about this and it’s only two weeks away, so here goes!
Back on a cold December evening surrounded by friends, my best friend proposed to me after more than a decade of courtship, much of that long distance. A night or two later I thought about a brilliant idea: what if we celebrate this union with art, closing the long-distance gap for good with an explosion of talent and beauty? So I set out contacting all the many artists I’ve been fortunate to know and count as friends, both near and far. I asked them the sweetest favor I could: would you create a piece of art to celebrate with us, even if you can’t be there in person? Wonderfully, dozens of them wrote back and said wholeheartedly yes!
Join Together is a product of friendships gathered over the years, from old friends from college to creatives I admire all over the world, from students and professionals, designers and illustrators and artists alike. More than that, it is an ode to love and building a life together. The work on display will be brought into our future home together to remind us of love in all its many facets for years to come.
If you’re in the Portland area, please stop by at Land to celebrate with us on August 9th. It’ll be like a reception for us— we’ll have a photobooth wall perfect for Instagram or tweeting (#jointogetherpdx), tasty treats, good tunes, and of course a ton of art!
It’s been a little while since I posted any artwork— ack! It’s been kind of a hectic summer gearing up for the wedding + gallery show. I really can’t wait for some quiet time to make a lot more artwork—I miss sharing art with you, internet!
This will be a 3 color 11x14” screenprint for the gallery show. With love to John and John—this is still hands down one of my most favorite songs.
I’ve been getting a few little peeks of work for the show I’m curating to tie in with my August wedding— I’m so excited to share it all with you! Above are sneak peeks from Andrew Kolb, Emma Trithart, Lauren Gregg and Julianna Swaney. But don’t worry! With over 50 artists involved, there’s going to be lots more to see. Not to mention the photobooth for the opening! I can’t wait.
Join Together opens August 9th at Land. I’ll be sharing more as we get closer to the date!
So here’s a big project I just finished for one of the cutest vintage shops in town, Wanderlust! I was so excited to meet Vanessa this year and get to be her last participant in her artist series— from the start we chatted about my peacock screenprint from a ways back, and I started thinking ‘wouldn’t it be neat to make something I draw a 3D creature? And thus, with a gourd from the farmer’s market in hand, I came up with a mystical firebird creature to live in the forest. After so many pieces of painted and cut paper (a million thanks to my fantastic assistant and fellow creative powerhouse Molly Mendoza for helping on this project!), fingers stained with food coloring (those are dip-dyed coffee filters and paper towels in the tail), a couple xacto cuts and lots of glue, the Firebird’s all set to take flight.
If you’re in Portland and have a free evening, please do consider coming to the First Friday party from 5-9pm tonight! Details are up on the Facebook invite here. I’d love to see you and chat— I might even draw tonight! Let’s draw together.