celebration of a special someone

21 Apr

i celebrated the birth and friendship of my friend stephanie and in her honour i created a special piece just for her to display in her office. inspired by a poem and a quote. here is what came of it.

“free as He is, He has let His heart be bound to us forever.”

a.w. tozer

medium: watercolor///micron pens


wanderings of my heart: nashville to new york

8 Apr

i recently embarked upon an adventure beginning on one coast and ending on the other…from portland, oregon to new york, new york. a glimpse of some moments captured.

“i will hold my home so dear, here in tennessee. safe from all my darkest fears, here in tennessee. here in tennessee darlin’. here in tennessee.”

paper route

the southern drawl that came from this man's mouth was a sweet sound to my ears, especially when he was in his element, selling his treasures.

tennessee gem: gary. this kindhearted, softspoken gentleman had some beautiful finds, like the horse lamps in the background for example. he and his wife love carson city, nevada and hope to settle there in the near future. i hope they make it back and breathe in the beauty of the sierra nevadas.

this tennessee gem specialized in homemade marshmallows. she was indeed a sweetheart.


zoey and m├Ądchen crimmins

a tennessee gem: carol thompson. i shared a conversation with this lovely woman as we walked a street of franklin, tn. she had tried to visit portland, oregon once upon a time. a twice detached retina canceled her trip. i hope she can come visit someday and attend the quilt conference she missed.

“new york: concrete jungle where dreams are made of. there’s nothing you can’t do. now you’re in new york. these streets will make you feel brand new. big lights will inspire you. let’s hear it for new york.”

jay-z & alicia keys

walking home through brooklyn, i was met with these inquiring eyes.

kyte playbills

27 Mar

two of my dear friends are getting married this summer and i have the honour of designing their save-the-dates and invitations. here is a peek at their save-the-dates. we are stoked to work on the invitations…screen printing party!!!