I first discovered Ryn Clarke’s artwork online during the shutdown. Her surreal photo composites became a much needed counterbalance to the uncertainty of daily life. As the pandemic took hold and spun things we’d taken for granted upside down, Ryn’s work was otherworldly in the opposite direction. Her swirling nature scenes revolved around a calming center, the eye of the emotional hurricane.[Read more…] about Creative People: Ryn Clarke
Today’s Creative People interview features Camilla Damsbo Brix. She is a watercolor artist of the magical sort, the kind who can transform a few wisps of color into a delicate flower. She lives in the Danish countryside right in the middle of her favorite inspiration: nature.[Read more…] about Creative People: Camilla Damsbo Brix
I’ve long believed in being intentional – supporting small businesses, buying from artists, eating local food. Putting my money where my values are. Sure, I buy from Amazon from time to time, when I need something only a big box can provide. But mostly I try to be thoughtful when I exchange money for goods, as I assume people do when they buy from me.
But, art supplies.[Read more…] about Creative People: Breanna Goudeau
Today’s Creative People interview is near and dear to me. When I moved to the country a handful of years ago, I left behind the vibrant arts community I’d been a part of for over a decade. While my new community is filled with plenty of wonderful people, artists are few and far between. When I met Chris Rhodes, I secretly cheered.[Read more…] about Creative People: Chris Rhodes
Dan Landau and I crossed paths a number of years ago online, sharing a common interest in map-inspired artwork (his in paper and mine in metal). Since then we’ve shared corporate clients as well. I asked him to talk about how his creative work has changed in the past few months, admittedly expecting him to mention the drying up of commission work and other art-related experiences that we surely share.
Instead, he told a much deeper story – one of imagination and wonder, and of un-learning everything he thought he knew.
I hope you enjoy.[Read more…] about Creative People: Dan Landau
I recently wrote about Venn diagrams, and Lorene Edwards Forkner is a perfect example. Her creative world lies at the intersection of her gardening, writing, and artistic passions. At various points in her professional life she has owned a nursery, been the editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine, and she currently writes a weekly column for the Seattle Times called GROW. And for the past couple of years she has been cultivating a daily watercolor practice inspired by the natural world around her.[Read more…] about Lorene Edwards Forkner