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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

DIY Himmeli Geometric Wreath | offthebeatenpress.com
02Jan

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while! I saw a blog post about it a few months back &¬†pinned it, of course. The week before Christmas, I went out and bought some aluminum tubes from the model section in Hobby Lobby and started one….