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window display proposal inspired by the sea

February 11, 2014

yesterday i collected inspiration images for a new window display proposal… i always love this part of my job; gathering images and thinking about how i can use certain aspects (formal and conceptual) to create something new… plus, i got to do a little research about seahorses in mythology!

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arthur dove, sunrise III, 1936

January 27, 2014

my favorite painting right now…

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http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/sunrise-iii

beginning a new installation…

January 22, 2014

inspiration images and a sketch for a new installation… inspired by mandalas and the phases of the moon

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drawing inspiration from nature

January 20, 2014

like many artists, i draw much of my inspiration from the colors, forms, and textures found in the natural world… i recently spent hours in the gem and mineral hall at the natural history museum and left feeling so in awe of the the beauty and variety found in the natural world.

here’re a few images from my pinterest board that have been inspiring me lately.

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case study: flock studios installation

January 13, 2014

I really enjoyed putting together the case study for the Oh Joy! installation and thought i would do another one! It’s so fun seeing the sketches next to the finished piece! Flock Studios is a wedding collective with two of my favorite clients: La Boheme and Prim and Pixie. They had just opened a new studio space (full studio tour coming soon!) and wanted Bramble Workshop to create a site specific installation. We drew our inspiration from their beautiful logo because we loved the combination of an angular design and a washy, atmospheric painting.

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inspiration images and the flock studios logo

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after visiting the space, I drew two sketches… sketch #1

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sketch #2: i ended up picking this one because i felt that it had more energy to it

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mural in progress: fortunately we managed to paint it without making too much of a mess in their beautiful studio!

to paint the mural we first marked the design off with painters tape and paper.  then, we applied washes of diluted latex and acrylic paint dripped from above…  i had experimented with the technique on my studio wall so i knew that it would work.  also, i’m lucky enough to have an intern- kamryn stimpson- who is an expert water colorist!

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two detail shots showing the layers of drips and washes of paint blending together…  peeling off the blue tape to reveal the clean white lines was the best part!

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the finished mural!

hayley sheldon

January 7, 2014

hayley sheldon is an artist and designer based in florida. she works at anthropologie (where i also worked) and i really love her installations and displays. i follow her work on instagram and her pinterest boards are one of the first places i go for inspiration when starting new projects… such a talented lady! i hope we can meet someday!

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happy new year!

January 2, 2014

One of the best parts of 2013? Adopting these two! Looking forward to many more adventures in the coming year!
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