From Paper to the Stage

Never before have I ever designed something for print that was so amazingly transformed into artwork for a stage. I can't tell you how exciting it was to walk into the room at Front Range Christian Church and see the lined houses & trees I created for one of their sermon series transformed into large scale wooden structures! I was giddy for sure and just had to share.

This design was so fun to create. I designed it after my home town of Castle Rock. Check out the Castle Rock hill in the line art drawing that my town is named after; and the iconic star on the top of the rock that is lit every November for the Christmas and Winter season.  

12 Unique Arts n' Crafts for Kids

I am always on the hunt for super unique and fun kids arts and crafts. When I was expecting my daughter 6 years ago I was introduced to The Land of Nod. And well, I fell in love instantly with this store and wished I could buy everything they had to offer. So of course, I still get their seasonal catalogs in the mail. I just recently received the March 2014 issue and stumbled upon a page in regards to rainy day crafts. Well, I of course could not keep these great finds to myself so I thought I would highlight my absolute favorite arts and crafts that The Land of Nod offers. These fun crafts would make great gifts for Easter or any holiday, Birthday gifts, snowy or rainy day to do's and even great activities for summer (which will be here in a few short months I am happy to say). Happy shopping!

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Exquisit Hand-Cut Paper Illustrations

I stumbled upon the website of Julene Harrison today who specializes in hand-cut paper art illustrations. She has been commissioned by Wal-Mart, Money Magazine, Samuel Adams, and many more. I was impressed by Julene's work and appreciate companies using handmade artwork in their advertising. 

I have always had a love of beautiful paper and the art that can be created with it. So many people think that fine or homemade art is an art that is dying, but it shouldn't be. I don't think we as a culture should ever stop making beautifully hand work. The difficulty today however, is how to make handmade work with exquisit quality and convince others it is worth the extra dollars.