The Sketchbook

I started painting matchbooks after listening to a podcast about getting “un-stuck.” I was feeling anxious about the long term health of a commission-based art business, and found myself spending more hours googling [depressing] industry statistics than actually painting. The podcast (which I should probably note, falls in the “arts & creative business” category) suggested […]

Behind the Matchbook Print Project

Behind the Artwork

A collection of idioms I’ve heard a lot about the man my Father once was. In fact, most of my own identity is comprised of idioms alluding to genetic similarities recited to me by family members and their well-intentioned friends. “You could draw before you could talk…or walk!” “You are the spitting image of your […]

Why I Started My Father’s Daughter

Lifestyle

We have a bit of a problem on our hands. Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating the lives of MILLIONS of people. Yet somehow…the disease and organizations fighting it remain largely in the wings. Maybe its because Alzheimer’s victims are, more often than not, elderly (except for early onset – which deserves its own blog post). Maybe […]

What you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Lifestyle

It’s 1892. A lawyer and inventor by the name of Joshua Pusey submits a patent for a folded piece of cardboard, carrying matches and a striker inside of it. He called his invention, “flexibles,” most likely due to the fact they could easily slide into a suit pocket with little evidence of their presence. By […]

A Brief History of Matchbook Collecting

Behind the Artwork

The story behind my branding photoshoot Before I started redesigning my website, I already knew I needed to make some major changes to push my online presence from side-gig to professional. I had zero consistency when it came to branding, and my official “headshot” was taken using a stack of books and self-timer (not to […]

What’s in a [name] headshot?

Creative Business

My Father's Daughter Website Redesign