I’ve been struggling with something lately. A feeling I didn’t quite recognize at first. It started poking out in unusual places, like a misplaced thread of a sweater. Appearing where it didn’t belong. Irritation at the weather. Technology frustration. My creative work. It took me a while to put my finger on it.
Christy Gray is one of my all-time favorite artists. In addition to running her own art consultancy company and being a pillar of the Northeast Ohio art community, she has found time to create, experiment, and constantly evolve as an artist. When the pandemic impacted both her business projects and her personal explorations, she returned to what she knew best – simple materials, hand work, and familiar imagery.[Read more…] about Creative People: Christy Gray
Today’s Creative People interview is with Hannah Manocchio of Snakes and Aceys. Hannah is a Cleveland-based artist specializing in printmaking. She has a shop in Little Italy where she designs and prints everything from clothing to journals to custom designs. And she does it all herself, as she puts it: “no machines, no help – just a girl with some ink, cloth, and paper – ok, and a flash dryer.” In other words, she’s a total badass.[Read more…] about Creative People: Hannah Manocchio
I took a few days off from writing to breathe in the fresh warm air of spring. We finally hit a temp that genuinely felt good, not just good enough. A truly warm breeze, not just a passive aggressive current with an icy undertone.[Read more…] about Maybe, Just Maybe
I believe in life we’re all Venn diagrams. We’re the intersection of our hopes, skills, and ambitions. Especially those of us lucky enough to do what we love.
For many years, I was a textile artist – educator. At one point I added a new ring: I became a mother. Motherhood couldn’t help but influence my work. My earliest commissions were portraits of children on fabric.[Read more…] about Venn diagrams
Karin McKenna is an all around amazing artist and person. Her stunning commercial and editorial photography tells the stories of the individuals and communities around her. Her projects often focus on food-related businesses and social justice issues, two of her passions.[Read more…] about Creative People: Karin McKenna