This weeks #heypekin pics.
I attended the Business of Art seminar a few weeks ago. I was completely inspired to hear of the #hellopeoria project. “Hello Peoria aims to unite our community in spreading positivity about our city by showcasing what’s happening in Peoria, IL.” I was so inspired after doing some more research on #hellopeoria that i wanted… Read More Support Your Hometown! #heypekin
So this happened today! I finally completed all of my requirements and finished my jewelry line. The Instructors from NYIAD had some really good criticism. My product photos need some work, but overall most of their words were very positive. I am relieved to be done with the course but at the same time I will… Read More Official Graduate of the New York Institute of Art and Design!
My new studio is really starting to come together. The more work I do in it, the more I rearrange it. But now it’s really getting to a comfortable workflow. I have most of what I use frequently near my main workspace. All my tools are within arms reach. And I am getting the things… Read More Studio Evolution Part 2
A few months ago I became one of the artists at the Studio on 6th in Downtown Springfield , IL. Selling my work here is in addition to my booth space at the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall in Pekin. I am also still doing local shows. And starting this year I will… Read More Artist at Studio on 6th!
Here is to the new year! A year full of new opportunities, new goals and my favorite. checking things off a list! With this new year I am going to start the 100 Day Goal. Its a program to accomplish one big goal by breaking it down into 100 little actions, one done each day. … Read More Happy 2018!
Gencon 50 August 17-20,2017 This year marked the 50th birthday of GenCon. It also marked the 5th year my family has seen able to go to the “best four days in gaming”. Best four days is right on the money. For those of you who do not know, Gencon is a gaming and role playing… Read More GenCon 50
Gencon August 17-20,2017 My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp. The large stamp we made… Read More Rubber Stamp Carving at Gencon
WE GOT A NEW HOUSE!!!! We had lived in our old house for 12 years. It was our first home, other than apartments. It was where we grew up as a family. Where we finally got our act together as adults. But now we decided to upgrade. We found what we think is the perfect… Read More Studio Evolution
Happy 50th Birthday Gencon!!!Our journey to Gencon started on Thursday night. The bearded one and I decided last year that we are getting too old to drive early in the morning Friday and then pack in a full day of convention craziness. So we decided to stay Thursday night and get a fresh start at… Read More GenCon Adventures