The Importance of Reference Materials in an Art Studio

…I have been hearing a lot of people talking lately about a trendy new personality who recommends purging your house of things. If a minimalist lifestyle works for you, that’s wonderful. It does not work for me. I use nearly everything I have in my studio for reference; be it art book, beetle carapace, or bird nest….

Upcoming Projects, an Annual Garden Party, and Open Studio Events

… I really feel that these kind of traditional coming together activities are what build a community. Part of me can’t help but think that we’re loosing a lot of our culture and a little bit of our souls with every passing year that digital interaction separates us from one another in the physical world. We need to hear one another’s voices and share experiences…