Sunday, March 27, 2011


Today was one of those really fantastic, busy days. My senior class graphic design exhibition opened today. These pictures show some different elements of the exhibition (including an awesome string installation) and my pieces that were in it.

On another happy note, my website is officially up and running!! Check it out!—

It's exciting to reach new milestones and move on to the next chapter of life.
Life is a journey—enjoy every moment.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aerobatics (or something similar)

As I went downstairs this morning I looked out the window and this is what I saw.

Take the time to enjoy the small things in life....such as squirrels doing gymnastics on your back patio.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Minneapolis Landmarks

I miss the city. This specific picture was taken in Minneapolis last July using reflections in the window to create the abstract-ness. The different buildings you see are all big parts of Minneapolis history and were vital to its growth.

I love the angles and the unexpected twists and the colors in this photo. Look at the world differently some days. You'll find the neatest things.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mood Board Inspiration

I've had such a fun journey defining who I am as an artist as I finish up my official schooling. I promise you though that I will NEVER stop learning. There's a whole world of art out there—why would I let myself miss out on anything?

In my portfolio class I've been working on branding myself. I've been taught (and have found it a very effective
practice) to create a mood board as I start a new project. So, I did a mood board for me. Me as an artist. To start my mood board I found a whole bunch of pictures that are inspirational to me. These photos are some examples. I hope that you will see a part of who I am as an artist, and that these ideas will somehow rock your world like they have mine.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Throw Some Glitter Make It Rain

Thinking about how the most random things can inspire me at the oddest times.
Words from a song.
Light beams through the clouds.
A passing person's wardrobe ensemble.
Bolts of fabric.
Cooking shows.
A conversation with a stranger.

As long as you are open, there's a whole world of inspiration out there. So soak it in.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

On Top of the World

I had the opportunity to do a small photoshoot of my friend Faith yesterday—to get some shots for her senior recital invite that she asked me to design. Faith's style is very distinct—bohemian, ethereal, and layers upon layers of lace. The shoot was inspired by that natural, atmospheric feel.

Faith is going to be famous one day in the world of opera. She has the drive and ambition and intense love of music and languages to push her farther than anyone I know.

Monday, March 7, 2011

365 Days

It's amazing to see how fast a year can go. This beautiful little girl has grown so much—not just physically, but her personality fills a room. I'm lucky to be a small part of her life.
Love you, Elizabeth.