My second frame weaving | offthebeatenpress.com
28Apr

In January, I took a frame weaving class and I am kinda obsessed. The process of weaving is so theraputic. I am giving the last one I made away to my little brother and his girlfriend, so to replace it I created this one. I am still getting used to making them and started 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, something I never do, just to

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 book. In that book L. M.

Stained Glass Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Window | offthebeatenpress.com
09Sep

I posted about some Modern Stained Glass Triangles I made a few weeks ago. These pieces were all foiled glass, a process I had done once before for my dad. I knew I wanted to make another grey piece for my kitchen as soon as I started on the triangles. What to make wasn’t too

Stained Glass: Modern Triangles | offthebeatenpress.com
24Aug

A few years ago I made a stained glass piece for my dad. The first post in that project can be found here and the final hanging in my parents house here. I loved this project and at the time didn’t have a place to put a piece of glass in my own apartment. Well

Watercolor Watermelons | offthebeatenpress.com
15Aug

August is always so hot in Virginia. It makes me miss visiting Canada earlier this summer. Luckily, Richmond has the Watermelon festival. Yesterday morning, to avoid the heat, I spent time painting some little watermelons. I thought they were pretty cute.   Here is the final little painting. I don’t know what I am going

renwick gallery : wonder | offthebeatenpress.com
29Mar

Over the weekend I finally got to go to the Renwick Gallery in DC. I have been wanting to go for a while since it was renovated, but the line was always crazy long. After getting up early and getting some coffee, my boyfriend and I went for it. It was truly inspiring to see

The 23 Layer Cake | offthebeatenpress.com
20Nov

This one was a really fun project to work on! A client came to me with an idea for a friend. When the friend was younger, she had heart surgery to save her life. Every year now, along with celebrating her birthday, they celebrate her heat surgery! This year was 23. To commemorate, my client

DIY: altered books | offthebeatenpress.com
13Feb

My living room in my house has plenty of old books in it. When I visited my Aunt last fall in Portland, I saw she had folded all these little paper backs in unique ways. She had some extras so we spent the afternoon crafting it up. I brought them back with me and attached

illustration: Drink Coffee Black, Drink Scotch Neat | offthebeatenpress.com
14Jan

Nowadays, I don’t get to draw in pen & ink nearly as much as I’d like. I was never very good at it. I always needed a lot of practice to get things just the way I liked them or thought they should be. So, this project was really nice and relaxing for me to