Bearanoia Brewing Cider Labels

Bearanoia Brewing Cider Labels

Friend and award-winning homebrewer Christophe Venot of Bearanoia Brewing recently bottled a New England-style cider from my parents' apples and collaborated on a label for…

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Spiral Book In Progress

Spiral book in progress

This work in progress uses a spiral book form from foldfactory.com. Sometimes, even people like me who make art every day can use a little…

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Orange House Book

Orange House Book

"Orange House" is a digitally printed, post-bound flip book, 4 in. x 10 in., 50 pages. It chronicles the hope, joy, despair, grief and recovery…

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New Laser, New Books

New laser, new books

I acquired a new laser cutter/engraver just over a month ago, and have been busy cutting new accordion books from around Alaska. Improvements on these…

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Wasilla Museum Block Party

Wasilla Museum Block Party

This quick little lockup for the Wasilla Museum's upcoming event includes interlocking flags and buildings, as well as the museum's palette and type family. Branding…

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Foramina Sewn Panels

Foramina Sewn Panels

These 24″ round sewn, mixed media art pieces on plywood with stained veneer trim were created for a private commission. I: II: III: IV: V:…

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Desert Botanical Prints On Wood

Desert Botanical Prints on Wood

These tall, narrow illustrations featuring desert Southwest plants are designed for print on wood slats, installed in a narrow alcove. Agave (Agave americana), Mexican fencepost…

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Japanese Mountain Murals

Japanese Mountain Murals

These 48 ft. x 10 ft. murals feature six of Japan's 100 most revered mountains and parks. Illustrated using a combination of analog and digital…

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Mogollon Rim Panels

Mogollon Rim Panels

These 24" round panels were made on commission for a private business in Arizona with custom illustrations digitally printed on cotton poplin and mounted to…

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Come Wander With Me

Come Wander With Me

This lovely haunting song, Come Wander With Me, as sung by Bonnie Beecher, comes to mind during the short, dark winters here in Alaska: the…

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Summer 2018 Printmaking

summer 2018 printmaking

Check out my printmaking projects from June-August 2018 over on my art portfolio: it's been a busy season of making artist books, papercuts and a…

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East-West Mural

East-West Mural

This mural was commissioned by Curator Engine for a client that does business in both Japan and Arizona. The original art was created for my…

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Mural Inspiration Roundup

Mural inspiration roundup

While working on sketches for the Alaska Farmland Trust mural, I came across an amazing array of block prints, screenprints, paintings, flower crowns, and photos…

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Biomimicry In The News

Biomimicry in the news

Feast your eyes on these articles about Biomimicry: Design Inspired by Nature, at Tempe Center for the Arts, now through August 26: Best Art May…

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Upcoming May Exhibitions

Upcoming May Exhibitions

Join me in May for three art exhibitions around the Phoenix valley: Tempe Center for the Arts, Biomimicry, opening reception Friday, May 19 from 6-9pm. Design…

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Pillow Queen

pillow queen

A quick illustration of Pillow Queen (Birdie the pit bull) and her buddies Ruby, Albie and Charlie: Illustrations made with Adobe Illustrator (vector) and Adobe…

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Spirit Bear Sketch

Spirit Bear sketch

The rare Kermode bear, photographed by a friend who was able to photograph one in British Columbia, inspired this drawing. Ink on bristol, digitally colored…

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Quilted Kuspuk

quilted kuspuk

Quilted kuspuk test garment: repurposed cotton sheets, quilting thread, CNC long arm, custom bias tape trim, and toggles TBA. This piece came out super warm…

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Sonoran Desert Plant Prints

Sonoran Desert plant prints

This series of prints is inspired by the nurse relationship of many Sonoran desert plants with the mighty saguaro. T-shirt designs, tote bags, and business…

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Spring Classic 12

Spring Classic 12

Sketches for Spring Classic 12, Anchorage, Alaska's favorite frisbee golf tournament featuring a tattooed hand and eyeball frolf disc.

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Installation Sketches

Installation Sketches

One great thing about this digital age is the ability to render projects before beginning production. These sketches are for a proposed installation based on…

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Offset Circle Patterns

Offset Circle Patterns

Here's a little throwback to 2014, before I started my 365 Days of Design project. Experiments with Adobe Illustrator have expanded my skills and come…

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Lust Type Studies

Lust Type Studies

Typography studies using Lust Script's wonderful selection of swash variations and Adobe Illustrator's blending modes. Type reads 'REAL' and 'FAKE.'

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Cactus Wallpaper

Cactus wallpaper

These continuous repeating cactus patterns were inspired by prickly pear cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden near Tempe, Arizona. The variety of spines, paddles, flowers…

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Tote Tuesday

Tote Tuesday

Today is tote day, y'all: these two tiny-ish totes are made from scrap fabrics and extra bias tape. Out of the UFO pile and into…

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Bonanza panel

This 24×36″ panel combines 9 of my Bonanza laser-cut Baltic birch books. Each part of the panel is a hand-sewn, freestanding, self-contained 6×8 book that…

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Knitting Animation

Knitting animation

Stop motion animation made with a knitting machine! From the Youtube comments: For those who doesn't understand french and who are wondering what these french…

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Ring Microscopy

ring microscopy

Photos of my diamond ring taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a $10 smartphone microscope made like this Instructables.

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EGL 31

EGL 31

Thirty one years, coming up next week! Photos from 2015-2016 travels to Zion National Park, UT and Tempe, AZ. Fonts include Futura Bold, Blenny Black,…

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Grand Canyon Field Guide

grand canyon field guide

Favorite illustrations from Stephen Whitney's Field Guide to the Grand Canyon: Foliated Vishnu schist, above. Special thanks to Prospero's Books in Kansas City for this…

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