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Book Club: new upcoming show
Book Club: new upcoming show

In the Phoenix area? Check out ABBA's exhibition: my Orange House Book will be there to flip through, along with a LOT of wonderful artists' work. Opening reception: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5-8pm Free and open to the public Harry Wood Gallery – School of Art, 900 South...

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 help getting started: adding to this book over the next few weeks (before it's due to be sent off to an exhibition) will be a...

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 from a personal experience in 2017. My perception of our home in the last 12 months progressed from future nest to empty...

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: VI: VII: VIII: IX: X: XI: XII: XIII: XIV: XV:   About the title: foramen: fo·​ra·​men | \ fə-ˈrā-mən  \...

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 plywood. Mogollon Rim: Flora Mogollon Rim: Forest Mogollon Rim: South Mogollon Rim: North   Techniques:...

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 collection of travel photos. Special thanks to Mariano Gonzales at the University of Alaska Anchorage for sponsoring my...

Girdwood G Wood Stickers
Girdwood G Wood Stickers

Bill Jamison of Bill's Pots designed these great G-Wood stickers, as he's a number 1 fan of the town of Girdwood, Alaska and the fantastic skiing and snowboarding to be had at Mt. Alyeska. The northernmost temperate rainforest in North America is home to monster Sitka...

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 laser cut books and adapted for large-format print in cool hues and bright vermillion on a clean white background. [gallery...

“Bookish” Submissions for A Buncha Book Artists 2017
“Bookish” Submissions for A Buncha Book Artists 2017

The folks over at A Buncha Book Artists are putting together another amazing show of artist books: see it at the Arizona State University Harry Wood Gallery September 4-15, 2017, with an opening reception September 5 from 6-8pm. My submissions include: Asemic, a...

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 inspired by nature: work by artists in collaboration with ASU's Biomimicry Institute. Runs May 19-July 28....

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 in Adobe Illustrator. Frame mockup: Color: Drawing:  

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 cards from my original drawings are...

Tiny cards: botanical and desert landscapes
Tiny cards: botanical and desert landscapes

Tiny 3 x 3 in. botanical and desert landscape notecards with envelope in tiny cello envelopes, both hand colored and black and white and printed on FSC certified cardstock. Special thanks to Bill Jamison over at billspots.com for the trip to Zion National Park that...

spring classic eleven: frisbee golf tournament
spring classic eleven: frisbee golf tournament

Spring Classic Eleven version 1: illustrated killer giant chicken, crushing a frisbee golfer while his friends watch, with space helmet, plucking a top-hat-wearing mustachioed snake Spring Classic Eleven version 2: hand-drawn underwater leopard seal/sea lion devouring...

the art grads t-shirt designs
the art grads t-shirt designs

T-shirt designs featuring Grant Street Studios and TAG: art by Kate Horvat, mockups by Emily Longbrake and Bill Jamison. The Art Grads at Arizona State University is a student group dedicated...

leather-bound long stitch books
leather-bound long stitch books

Leather-covered hand-bound blank books or journals made with long stitch and inscribed with quotes by Albert Schweitzer and William Morris. 'As we acquire more knowledge things to not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.' Albert Schweitzer 'Art is man's...

japanese stab stitch books with hand marbled paper
japanese stab stitch books with hand marbled paper

Stab stitch / side stitch books made in the Japanese tradition with hand-marbled paper, solarprint, plastic canvas, vellum, and waxed cotton thread. Books with bright-colored marbling are watercolor marbling inks; the subdued colors are suminagashi, or traditional...

amphibian abecedary, coming soon!
amphibian abecedary, coming soon!

Coming soon to the store: Auntie Em's Amphibian Abecedary, an A to Z illustrated guide to 26 amphibians of the world. Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and many more are all part of the class Amphibia.   Axolotl - also known as letter T, the tarahumara salamander,...

suminagashi paper marbling
suminagashi paper marbling

Suminagashi style paper marbling: India ink on water, regular copy paper. This technique is amazingly easy: just drop ink in patterns on the surface of water in a...

day 285: mountain collages
day 285: mountain collages

  Co  Collages made from old kids' science books and snowboarding magazine photographs while listening to Alan Watts.

day 252: auntie em’s animal abecedary, part 4 – PRINTABLE!
day 252: auntie em’s animal abecedary, part 4 – PRINTABLE!

The final installment of my coloring book: colored pages and a printable PDF for YOU to print out and color in yourself. Download a printable version of Auntie Em's Animal Abecedary here (PDF) Featuring animals that start with a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n,...

day 251: auntie em’s animal abecedary, part 3
day 251: auntie em’s animal abecedary, part 3

Part 3 of my animal drawings, part of a four-page mini coloring book, featuring animals that start with r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y & z: rhinoceros skunk tapir urial (sheep) vicuna walrus hyraX yak zebra...

day 244: potato prints
day 244: potato prints

  Some simple potato prints made with recycled latex paint on paper: a great craft to do with kids or just to make your own wrapping paper.

day 207: thank you cards
day 207: thank you cards

  Laser-cut wood block thank you cards for AMAZING friends and family. Hand printed with a baren and water-based acrylic ink.    

day 183: sunprints, part 2
day 183: sunprints, part 2

  MORE prints made with the Super Sunprint Kit from the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, California. Sunprints were a favorite childhood memory: I rediscovered them at Kiko in Kapa'a, Kauai, Hawaii.  Visit Kiko if you're ever...

day 181: sunprints
day 181: sunprints

Plant prints made with the Super Sunprint Kit from the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, California. Sunprints were a favorite childhood memory: I rediscovered them at Kiko in Kapa'a, Kauai, Hawaii.  Visit Kiko if you're ever on the Garden Island, and check LHS...

day 86: laser woodcut prints
day 86: laser woodcut prints

Experimenting with laser engraving wood plates has produced some interesting results: since I don't have a press, these are hand printed with a baren using relief ink. These will be on sale at the Denai'na Center in Anchorage on November 22-23 at the Arts & Crafts...

day 52: book artist laurie alpert
day 52: book artist laurie alpert

A Buncha Book Artists (ABBA) hosted the wonderful Laurie Alpert from Curry College at the Arizona State University School of Art. She showed slides and shared some of her recent accordion books that feature techniques like pronto plates, joomchi, and paper string plus...