Frame Weaving |

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,…

Halloween |

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…

Travel: Chicago |

Last year for my birthday, I went to Portland & Seattle. This year’s trip was Chicago. It was my first time there and I just loved the city. The weekend was predicted to have terrible weather, but everyday when we awoke, the skies just cleared right up. We left…

renwick gallery : wonder |

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 Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Cheat Sheet |

Last year I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as did many of you! Afterwards, I went through my house and began Marie Kondo’s process of decluttering. It went well, but I felt like I needed to do it again since I’ve had a huge wardrobe change and…

New Year 2016 |

Last year was pretty incredible. My little printmaking business branched out a bit from my corporate graphic design. I used my trailer completion at a jumping point to title it Off the Beaten Press and didn’t look back. I also gained a new press and taught classes every month of…

home for the holidays |

I spent a lot of time in Northern Virginia this holiday season. My office now has another location in Arlington which allowed me to stay with my boyfriend and our families and continue to work. There was plenty of driving still around the entire area, from Alexandria to Ashburn…

December activities |

The holiday’s get crazy busy for me and the month of December is always an exciting time. Already this month I have traveled to Mexico and finished teaching my last letterpress class of the year. Here are a collection of pictures from other events I had (most of which…

travel: xcaret mexico |

We went to mexico! My boyfriend’s present to me was a surprise trip to Mexico with his roomates. It was so much fun. I have visited the country before on a mission trip, but never been to a coastal beach. We left the freezing cold December weather for some…

Two New Tattoos |

This year, instead of just getting one tattoo in the fall, I went a month apart and got two done. I wanted to finish up the inside of my arm which I had been dreading. I took a half day on a Friday in September to get my first…