Saturday, April 16, 2011

butterfly garden

my sis and my nephew came out to the studio for a visit this past week, and we took a stroll over to the texas discovery gardens at fair park, so we could take a look in their amazing and huge butterfly house. the rest of the gardens are beautiful too, about 6 acres worth...but here are some pics from the butterfly habitat.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


a photographer here in dallas, darren looker, is working on building his portfolio to create a website, so he came to the studio to take this shot of me a few months ago. i was working a couple of japanese woodblock prints, which give some nice color to the shot along with my hand built book press. and set up in front of my lovely windows, this photo makes the studio look huge! i have no idea what to do in front of a camera for a portrait, and darren was great at making me feel at ease in a down to earth way. thanks, friend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

at a recent opening...

i like this photo, taken by our sweet friends at we are 1976.

Monday, March 7, 2011

adhesives workshop in april

hello all! i just wanted to post a note that i'll be hosting and teaching an upcoming day-long workshop on adhesives and their uses in studio art, bookbinding and conservation. please see the info below, and contact me with any questions. i hope to see some of you there!

what: "how do i make it stick?"
instructor: tish brewer, paper conservator, bookbinder and artist
when: saturday, april 2, 2011. from 10am to 4pm.
where: my studio, 4101 commerce street suite 6 dallas, TX 75226
fee: $75 for members of the guild of book workers/$90 for non-members. registration required.

we are often faced with these questions: which adhesive for the best results? will my paper buckle, is it archival, how much adhesive should i use? what materials should i use for mending? this workshop is ideal for binders and artists alike, as the glut of adhesives available at art supplies can be quite overwhelming, and the "archival" label confusing. tish will quell your anxieties with valuable formulations, references, and considerations when applying an adhesive to, or repairing, materials such as paper, board, cloth, and leather. tish will also address specific questions about examples students may bring with them. cost includes materials provided for the workshop, instructor fee, and studio rental. for a supply list, directions, or more information, please contact tish at 214.827.0200.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

cows and donkey-donks...

...are cute.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

aurora 2010

i've been meaning to post these photos for a while now, but got behind on blogging. i now have another new year's resolution: to take a REAL camera everywhere, or at least almost everywhere. my (now ancient) iphone did not do this one-night only event at dallas heritage village any justice photo-wise. the night was surprising and kind of amazing...some of the most interesting art i'd seen in a while, and put together really well in a huge outdoor setting (with perfect brisk weather too)...a super way to kick off the cedars open studios tour. i love juxtapositions of old and new.

Monday, January 3, 2011

happy new year

sometimes, when d comes to the studio with me to hang out, he draws me a picture. now i have a small collection hanging near my desk. today, i thought i'd post them here to start the new year off with a smile.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

holidays fast approaching!

here's a zoom in on 100 paper stars i just made for my mom. it doesn't look like so many from far away, but my fingers know how many i made! they look so lovely in all different colors... i chose solids this time, but also like to make them with either 2 or 4 different colors. these stars are also for sale in my etsy shop, buckethead and bear, along with a slew of other great gifts for the season. please do stop by and browse, and spread the word!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

new orleans trip

went to new orleans last week, fell in love. it was my first time. i can't wait to go back. this city might even be on the list of potential moves (it'd be higher up if it weren't so warm-ish all the time, since we're really tired of constant warm weather at this point). it's very friendly, and diverse, and full of creative energy. i'm grateful to have been somewhere new to me, it's interesting to see a city on the rise...seems like everything is more local there, more energized and inspiring than here, very different. i realize that's an outside view, but i also know what i like in a place, and found lots of likes in nola:)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DADA dallas

this saturday, i'll be here, at the 25th anniversary party of the dallas art dealers association. it looks to be a good time, and i'll be making dada inspired collages with all the attendees! buy tickets here, and see more info below.

Buy tickets for the DADA 25th anniversary party.

Join us Saturday, Sept. 25th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm for an amazing shindig at the new Dallas Contemporary in the Design District. Celebrating the Dallas Art Dealers Association's 25th anniversary, this party is inspired by the DADA art movement of the 10s and 20s. Your $25 admission goes to a good cause, The Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, and includes:
  • DJ Masai spinning the best of the ’80s, ’90s and 2010s for dancing
  • Pop up fashion show from Darian Thomas
  • Pop up dance by members of The Dallas Conservatory
  • Pop up DADA rants by The Robs of Art Conspiracy
  • Impersonations of DADA art movement stars Marcel Duchamp and Tristan Tzara
  • Art exhibition: Here. There. & Beyond, a group show of international, national, and regional artists
  • Preview excerpt of new film Dallas Art City, directed by Colby Allen
  • Chess
  • Paper collage making with Dallas artists Tish Brewer, Shannon Driscoll, Kayli House, Margo Miller and Pamela Nelson
  • Exquisite Corpse poetry creation
  • 25 mobiles by Dallas artists made especially for the party to represent the past 25 years of DADA history
  • Slide show of images from Dallas art spaces over the past 25 years
  • Food and drink from Corner Bakery, DeLos Vodka, Heinekin Light, Wendy Krispin Caterers, Margaux’s, Mokka, Republic Tequila, Stella Artois, and Two Sisters Catering
  • Furnishing by Lilands Special Events and lighting by Martin + Martin
  • Gold Crown Valet Parking will be available for $3.