The Big Move

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It’s been a surreal couple of weeks with some big changes. Seed and Star Studio on 54th Street as you knew it is no more. The artists, including myself, have moved on to new locations and projects.

At the end of September, I moved in to a new space a the Harrison Center for the Arts. You can find me in studio #015. If this number sounds familiar to Harrison Center regulars, it should. It was previously, wondrously, creatively filled with the magic that was my friend, Susan Hodgin. Susan passed almost a month ago and I’m so very honored to be in her space.

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I’m slowly getting started in the new studio with two First Friday openings under my belt, two commissions in the works, prep for two workshops I’ll be teaching in Mooresville and Lafayette in November and (I hope) holiday commissions.

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I invite you to come check out the new studio – I’m not sure yet if it will be the new ‘Seed & Star’ – on IDADA First Friday, November 7 from 6-9pm.

Grace Likes to Color

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Every few months I’ve been designing and changing up a couple of walls at Silver in the City on Mass Ave. This past Sunday, I started on a new design as a thank you to our fab customers who voted us Best Local Gift/Home Store and Best Local Craft Store in Indy.

My friend and co-worker Grace informed me that she likes to color… like, a lot. So here she is being put to work coloring the NUVO logo.

This one is located behind the counter. Swing by to check it out and see why Silver in the City really is the best!

Pennant Painting

I whipped out the watercolors this weekend as I started on a commission for painted pennant garland that will be used as decor for an upcoming book signing.

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The greens are done and the reds and oranges are next, followed by some assembly.

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Need a custom banner for your event? Give me a shout! Or, be on the look out for an upcoming workshop where I’ll teach you how to make your own.

Shiny New Things

I have shiny new things to show you! A few year’s ago I took a jewelry class and for some reason made a bunch of very cool embossed fine silver pendants. I wasn’t sure what to do with them so sadly, they sat for a while.

And now I work part time at this amazing store on Mass Ave called Silver in the City where the management and staff are awesome and my [very limited edition] line of necklaces and stud earrings are now available. So go forth and shop.

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I have a new Indianapolis postcard design, too! It features an original painting/drawing of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Also available now at Silver in the City. Time to send some snail mail!

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Garden Inspired

This weekend I started work on a garden inspired commission. I got some great photos of a few of the plants from my client’s garden to get the ideas rolling.

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This one in particular – a Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle) before it’s bloomed – has prompted a small painting (below). It’s not the finished commission, just a bonus piece.

 

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Mural Re-vamp on the Monon

Around the corner from my home, along the Monon are a series of murals that have seen better days. They were done in the late 90s, several by Broad Ripple High School students (including one by me!).

Well, it’s time for a facelift! A new mural is going up along this wall in late summer/fall thanks to Megan Jefferson, Holly Combs and the Department of Public Words.

I’ll swing by for pictures of my mural before it’s gone, but am excited to see what’s next in my neighborhood.

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You can volunteer to help with the new mural here. I am!

Icon Collages at Homespun

One more month! The fine folks at Homespun: Modern Handmade on Mass Ave are showing six of my icon collages for another month.

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Swing by and check out this great shop and maybe take home a Kate O piece of your own.

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And thanks to Rana for the opportunity!

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