Lisa Schonberg is a printmaker whose multi-layered work is rich with natural imagery. She is both inspired by and uses organic elements to create her work, running flowers, buds, and branches through a large printing press to capture their textures. Like many artists, the pandemic forced her to change directions when her collaborative studio closed during the shutdown. She began experimenting with cyanotypes, a photographic process that uses sunlight, to capture the forms she had come to love.[Read more…] about Creative People: Lisa Schonberg
Hana Perinova can only be described as a beautiful soul. She is a thoughtful artisan who makes books from reclaimed wood. Her items are hand crafted in the most traditional sense of the word, hewn from a blend of love and mastery. You can’t hold one in your hands without feeling a sense of reverence. I bought one several years ago – it holds my wedding photos.[Read more…] about Creative People: Hana Perinova
Melissa Arnold is a textile artist that goes by the name Textillian Nomad. She lives and creates in the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. To say that she is connected with nature is an understatement. Not only does she use natural dyes in her work like walnut, avocado, and madder, she has a dye garden where she grows plants like indigo, coreopsis, raspberry, lavender, and geranium.[Read more…] about Creative People: Melissa Arnold
Handmade soap is one of my favorite things on earth. In fact, I love it so much that years ago I put it in my dating profile (true story). In hindsight this may not have been the wisest thing I’ve ever done, but I did marry a wonderful man and have buttery soft skin, so I suppose it all worked out in the end.[Read more…] about Creative People: Tiffany Hughes
J Patrick Rigney is the kind of guy I might never have crossed paths with in real life. But because 2020 isn’t real life (I can only imagine it’s some sort of lucid dystopian dream I wake up from eventually), we did cross paths – and I’m ever grateful.
When I first met Patrick, I didn’t know much about him. I quickly learned that he has a love for life that is palpable. He exudes enthusiasm. He lives in the moment. He uses exclamation points! He is a genuine, kind, deep thinker who wants to make the world a better place.[Read more…] about Creative People: J Patrick Rigney
I first met Meghan Brondos a few years ago when she and her friends went camping on our farm. Actually, I didn’t meet her because it rained the entire time (because, what’s camping without a downpour?). What really happened was that I said something along the lines of “Honey, I think the campers are here” to Alan, who suited up in muck boots and flannels to go show everyone around. I merely followed her on Instagram.[Read more…] about Creative People: Meghan Brondos