Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Morning Coffee

Happy Sunday! I'm enjoying a fresh cup of java out of my brand new glorious mug from artist, Molly Hatch.  I was visiting Atlanta last weekend and she happened to be down from her home in Massachusetts teaching a workshop at Mudfire (where I had taken a workshop in Summer 2010 with the ridiculously talented Diana Fayt). Molly and I met last year at Art of the Pot here in Austin.  Diana and Molly are friends and were guests of potter, Keith Kreeger during Art of the Pot.  I went to say hi to Diana and instantly became smitten with Molly and her work.  She is a joy and doing some awesome design work for Anthropologie. I wish she lived closer, but for now I'll have to look forward to a possible Skype date with her to talk shop.  Can't wait for that conversation/s.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

NEW Limited Edition socks with Smartwool

I am thrilled to announce I am the smARTwool Gallery Artist over at Smartwool this year and they just launched the socks I designed.  They turned out amazing and I could not be happier.

I have three different designs: Cosmic Poppy, Dancing Dots and Spring Fling.

Thanks to Mercedes Marchand for spotting my work and making this happen!  Smartwool has been delightful to work with. The experience is also what has inspired a transition into surface pattern design.  The act of deconstructing design elements from my paintings and making new designs out of those components was super exciting. Not knowing exactly how to make the leap from painting to surface design, I just happened to stumble upon this course that Rachael Taylor & Beth Nichols were offering.

Rachael has provided an insane amount of information that I'm still trying to catch up on, but I have to tell's been worth every single cent.  Who knows what the future holds...but I'm excited.  Oh, and there will also be a FALL 2012 collection of socks over at Smartwool to designed by yours truly.