Category: Goings On

Summer goings on: Watercolor doodles, Experiments and Classroom time

Small painitngs – watercolor, glue and sharpies

I’ve been playing around with watercolors the last few weeks to loosen up. It’s nice to have some paper set up and ready for me to add another layer whenever I walk by and have a whim. These are a few cards I’ve made so far by building up layers of drawing, glue and watercolor.

Last week I lead a short Taste of Art class at The Sawtooth School. As always, it was fun exploring the medium of screen printing with newbies. Everyone was great and we made some really fun work in just two hours. If you’d like to get in on the action and you’re local to Winston registration is now open for this Fall’s Experimental Screen Printing class. Sign up, let’s play!

Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop
Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop prints
Taste of Art: Screen Printing workshop
I love the interaction of the drawn lines and the over-printed shapes on these two prints

I’ve also had several play-dates with some of my favorite artist friends Nicole Uzzell and Millicent Greason-Spivak in preparation for our next iteration of Flight, Growth and Breaking Open, our show at EM Gallery last year. We’ll be showing new work as an extension of that project in November and December of this year at Inter_section Gallery in Winston. It’s been fun to get our paws back into the collaborative art making.

wet clay 1st session - dry
A peak at one of our experiments

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!  I’ll check back in soon with more updates! Here’s another snap of my doodling around with markers, making mini-paintings for greeting cards. I just love how much each one of these little pieces change over the course of the process.watercolor sketchs - in progress

A doodle on watercolor paper – ready for glue and then watercolor


Last Min. Shoppers Never Fear: Hoots Flea Market is here!


Pick up local-made gifts for your loved ones and have a great time while you shop! Food trucks, live music, lots of great vendors and you can even grab a brew, too. The weather is going to be perfect, so come on down. I’ll have a table with handprinted stuffs, including these handprint hand cloths, hot off the press–get 5 for just $20 bucks! Plus, I’ll have onesies, kitchen towels, paper goods and more. So stop by and say hi!

hand cloths - new prints

Handmade Gifts – Friday and Saturday at Krankies!

Craft Fair Goodies

Sneak peek of what I’ll have available at Krankies Craft Fair: Handmade goods including – Hand cloths, printed cards (3 new designs!), kitchen towels, prints on paper, onesies, and patches! FRIDAY from 5pm-10pm and SATURDAY, December 14th from 9am-2pm at Krankies Coffee.

This is my favorite fair of the holiday season, always so many great gifts to choose from (and I always find some things I, ahem, need for myself, too). Stop by, grab a beer or some coffee and say HI!

Thank you, Hand2Hand shoppers. Still looking? 2 more markets to go!

deftgurl handtohand market booth

My first holiday market of 2013 was this past Sunday. Whew! It’s always a hectic time. Big, big love to all the wonderful people who stopped by my booth; supporting you local artists and makers makes a real difference. Thank you!

I have two more markets this month: Winston’s Krankies Craft Fair (Fri., Dec. 13th, 5-10 pm & Sat., Dec. 14th, 9 am-3 pm) and  Hoots Flea Market (Sat., Dec. 21; 11 am – 4:30 pm) and I’d love to see you there. I’m working on some new card/patch designs and at least one more hand print design for hand cloths, which were a big hit at Hand to Hand.

handtohand market loot

There are always such creative and unique gifts to be found at these markets. I did a little shopping of my own, Sunday. Here’s a run-down of my loot: superSHEro coin purse, crayon bag – Yarelie J Designspatch and cards by death by inkbooks from Unicorn Press (my full set of NRB covers, thanks Terry!); small bird bowls – Earthworks by molly lithgo

You can see some more photos of the market by Dana Dillehunt on her blog.

Now Printing: Kitchen Towels, Note Cards, Onesies, Oh My!

Now Printing - Getting ready for HOLIDAYS!

It’s that time of the year! Busy, busy, busy designing and printing to prepare for the holidays. NEW to the list are hand cloths – 18″ x 20″ flour sack towels – great for counter clean up, napkins or dusting. AND back by popular demand: Queen of Hearts and Sunny Side flour sack towels. PLUS new note cards, onesies and more…

If you’d like to give handmade and support local artists and craft folk in this area, check out the following markets:


Greensboro’s 3rd ANNUAL Hand to Hand HOLIDAY MARKET
Sunday Dec. 1st from 12-6PM
at the lovely REGENCY ROOM in the ELM ST. CENTER

Winston’s Krankies Craft Fair
Friday, December 13th, 5-10pm & Saturday, December 14th, 9am-3pm
Krankies Coffee; 211 East Third Street, Winston-Salem

And NEW this year: Hoots Flea Market
Saturday, December 21; 11 am – 4 PM
Hoots Flea Market; 918 Bridge Street, Winston Salem NC 27101

Silkscreen Workshop this Saturday at Sawtooth

Hankie Pankie prints
Detail of a HankiePankie design printed on a reclaimed bed sheet

I’m teaching a silkscreen workshop at Sawtooth School for Visual Art this Saturday on using the screen filler negative method to print on fabric. If you’re interested, here’s still time for YOU to sign up for a fun, informal day of making! FInd out more info and sign up for this weekend’s class here.  Everyone will go home with several handmade hankies printed with their own designs. All ages and skill levels welcome.

HankiePankie print detail
HankiePankies drying after a print run

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Tonight: Official release of Terry Kennedy’s New River Breakdown

new river breakdown covers

Tonight at the GreenBean, Terry Kennedy will be reading from his new poetry collection from Unicorn Press , New River Breakdown.

This is the book I created book cloth for this past month, and it has been interesting to see how each artist interpreted  the spirit of Terry’s words.  In all there are FIVE covers (show above) designed by local artists: Tristin Miller, Chuck Johnson, Matthew Brinkley and yours truly; published by Unicorn Press.  Come by to hear Terry speak and check out these books/art objects in person, I’d love to see you there!

Final "New River Breakdown" covers
Here’s a closer shot of the book cloth I printed for this project, I’ll do a more in-depth post on the whole process of this project soon!

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