Monday, December 21, 2009

Kelly & the Dream of Horses

Some recent selections from my sketchbook, the first one being a dream I had about taking pictures of horses jumping into a steamy lake. I think my New Year's Resolution is to draw more and get a full-time job. In seasonal news, I had fun wrapping presents for my family in wall paper, old ribbon, and vinyl letters. I also had some help from Boo who I am cat sitting.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Highlights from a roll of film I shot around the house one fall afternoon.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Photobooth Diary: Third Edition

Man, I had a really good photobooth diary all lined up, but then my hard drive crashed. So, this is from when I got my new hard drive to today when I got a haircut.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Ever since Jack hung these great curtains in our living room, I have been taken by the huge line-filled flowers on them. Recently I have been trying to perfect making seamless/repeat hand drawn patterns. I decided to recreate the pattern on the curtain's as a test. It's not exactly the same of corse, but heavily inspired. Below is my interpretation in a few different colors.

I think the pattern would look great on tights or leggings! Maybe not with heels though.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Six Different Types of Collars

I was thinking about how much I like peter pan collars today, and it reminded me of all the different and sometimes strange types of collars there are for clothing. In my high school sewing class we were given old hand outs on all the different types of collars and selves there are, and then we were tested on them! I remember being fascinated by those handouts, and today I tried to recreate one, but I included the type of person that might wear the specific collar.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10 Little Things

1) Adorably illustrated graduation card from my Grandma.
2)"WILD" Intaglio print by Abigail Mullen.
3) Last shot of a photobooth picture strip from the Turf Club.
4) Ticket to a performance of "The Lion King" at a young student's house.
5) A piece of a "Regular" box of tampons.
6) Love Letters mailbox eraser on a headphones jack.
7) Jody Williams book, open to my favorite spread.
8) My collection of Arc's Value Village tags.
9) Picture of my mom.
10) Many years old newspaper clipping of Elliott Smith.

1) Gathered 10 little things from around your room that are special for some reason.
2) Arrange them and scan all at once. If you don't have a scanner you could lay them out in a rectangle and take a picture. Tip: I realized after I did it that it would probably look good if you put a solid colored piece of paper on top of the objects, to get a nice background.
3) Number them, and write short descriptions, or just labels.
4) Post and share with you WWW friends!
(note: I got a piece of spam mail, and the subject was "To my WWW friend" and now I want to use it.)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Flowers for Feminism"

I'm proud to announce that the art director from Bitch Magazine (Briar Levit) has blogged about my publication Cult of Flowers on the Bibliobitch Blog (Bitch's literary focused blog.) It's really exciting to hear someone else describe COF besides myself! I've read Bitch since high school, and it has been an inspiration for me personally and for the creation of COF. I hope everyone who was involved in COF check's this out and knows I couldn't of done it without them. I also set up a 'shop' to sell some copies of COF on my website. P.S. I also recently added a sketchbook section too!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

All you need is a garden & a girl

Drawing of a lady in a hotel, and a postcard from Captiola Gardens, CA.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Photobooth Diary: Second Edition

I've been holding back on posting a photo booth diary until it had been a month since my last one. I'm not in a hurry, but summer is almost over.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Figure 8 is Double 4

Hello, sorry it's been a while, I've been better about updating my flickr.I'm working on shipping a bunch of copies of COF to people/places that would be interested. I would love some suggestions to add to the list if you can think of any! I've also been keeping busy with my internship (more to show soon):

While in High School I got this mysterious paper-cut silhouette at Goodwill and have cherished it ever since. Recently I went to Duluth and came across this darling paper-cut silhouette at an antique store (right). I had to have it so I could officially start a collection, I imagine one day having a wall full of them!
(TRIVA: This small scissors and ribbon mark was the inspiration for the tattoo on my neck. Originally I wanted the squiggle/ribbon/'S' as well, but the person giving me the tat was having enough trouble getting the scissors to look like scissors, so I decided not to do the squiggle because it would be too messy.)
I came across this magical blog about papercutting, and am now dying to make some of my own! For now I've only begun sketching.

In closing, please enjoy these two videos. The first is the Schoolhouse Rock song "Figure Eight", and the second is Elliott Smith's version, both are haunting.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Photobooth Diary

I now present my Photobooth Diary from June 2008-June 2009. Similar to my Photobooth Room Tour, I hope others will share their own. I pulled 16 Photobooth pics, that are self portraits, and made a 4x4 contact sheet. They are better if you don't edit out the embarrassing ones.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Glimpse of Summer

I dusted of my drawing desk and have been working with vellum and black and white.
Welcome Jack Randol to the CCR house!
Vincent, a life sized doodle (doll) I made freshman year in 3D was finally thrown out, and then dug out and ditched in the alley by my house.

Estate sale finds! Old books, and a book about birds that perfectly matches my bird caller.
Friends and presents! Thats all for now, new things in the works soon.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cult of Flowers Tour

I just tore down my final exhibition at MCAD and will now take you on a photographic tour.

Above are some close-ups of spreads from the magazine, the poster, and the masks.

Here is an example of some of the original art that went into the magazine, and the bundle of 20 copies I made.

Up above are some of the spreads of the magazine, and a look at the cover and liner pages.

The cover/dust jacket folds out to be a poster of Modern and Historical Heroines, featuring women like Ruth Voights and Kitten Forever.
I still have more copies to assemble and since I just freed my bundle from the show I can finally give copies to contributors!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Liberty Print Nike Dunks

Nike released a limited edition of dunks in conjunction with "Liberty" floral patterns from the 19th century! This would be the perfect graduation present to buy for myself, except you can only buy them at one store in New York or on ebay for lots of $$$. Whatever, Nike sucks anyway. 

Big Senior Project update soon, for now a snapshot of my installation: