Rustic Winter Lodge Styled Shoot | offthebeatenpress.com
12Mar

I am so excited to share this with you all. I was asked to help with this styled shoot by the photographer, Erin Kling. She and I went to college together in Harrisonburg and I am so thankful she held on to my name for an event like this….

Frame Weaving | offthebeatenpress.com
27Feb

Over the past four weeks, I took a frame weaving class at the Visual Art Center. I wanted to take this for so long but haven’t been able to find a suitable time, but this winter, I made it work. I planned four weekends in a row in Richmond,…

Me and You | offthebeatenpress.com
14Feb

Every year I make a new set of Valentine’s day cards. I tend to lead a First Friday workshop at the art center where I teach and it’s always a perfect project to do with a new group of students. This year, I tried a few different things before…

Make Brilliant Mistakes | offthebeatenpress.com
09Jan

I love this phrase. I have been reading a lot about how mistakes are part of the process and have been trying more and more to share those things with others to grow from them. I got to print these at home on my C&P machine in the kitchen….

House Sketches | offthebeatenpress.com
07Dec

I have always doodled little sketches of buildings. Most of the time the end up being only around three inches in size. I even did a small series of “Places I Once Called Home” over the past few years. This year for the holidays (and beyond) I wanted to…

30 Days of Bible Lettering : Round 3 | offthebeatenpress.com
30Nov

I have had the Instagram handle @BibleType for a few years when I wanted to start a project centered around verses and typography (shocker via the name, right?). I stumbled upon the 30 Days of Bible Lettering group and decided to join in for Round 3.  What I love…

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com
31Oct

For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for…

A Week in Iceland | offthebeatenpress.com
24Oct

Gah! I am so excited to blog this. I have wanted to go to Iceland for a while. When I saw low ticket prices pop up in March, I called my friend Kaitlyn who was totally on board and we jumped on them fast. We booked an Airbnb the…

October Chalkboard Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com
14Oct

At my full time job, I sometimes get opportunities to practice my lettering skills. A few months ago I did an lettering for an infographic that we then turned into a video. This time, I just got to draw on a chalkboard about upcoming company events! I do these…

Where there are Octobers | offthebeatenpress.com
01Oct

I was so happy that when we visited Canada this summer, I got to see Green Gables! I hadn’t visited since I was a little kid and it was just a blessing to have a gorgeous afternoon to explore the spot of the island that inspired such a beautiful…