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5 Party Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Everyone can use a little creativity in their day, and what better way to get those creative juices flowing than getting together with friends and pairing an easy project with delicious drinks? I've put together some fun pairings with resources and inspiration to make your party planning a breeze. Create your own custom Sharpie mugs and make a big batch of sangria or get a couple bottles of your favorite wine. Drink and project inspiration   If you haven't colored since you were a kid you should really give it another try - it is super relaxing. You can find lots of coloring [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|happenings, inspiration|0 Comments

Wine Label Design

My husband Jordan and I worked with Tyrel Lawson, the wine maker for Two Rivers Winery and Kahil Winery, to design the label for his 2009 Malbec wine. Tyrel loves the outdoors and fishing so he wanted to incorporate a Cahill fly into the design. I took Jordan's illustration of the fly and brought it all together, working with an earthy color palette, a cracked texture to give it a weathered look, and a little trout emblem. The label was printed on a textured linen with the fly, trout, and name embossed. Tyrel's Malbec won two gold medals in the [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|graphic design, happenings, illustration, Press, product design|1 Comment

SUPOP

Holy Molley It's been awhile since I've blogged! Summer is here and my blogging priorities have become inferior to my playing outside priorities. Every Thursday night the streets of Montrose, CO become alive with people, music, food, and vendors. For the last two weeks, I have set up a booth at Main in Motion to sell my new line of jewelry - SUPOP - (Pronounced Soo-pop). For those who are wondering what the name means, it is a combination of my middle name, Sue, and Pop, from Pop Art. "Pop art challenged tradition by asserting that an artist's use of [...]

By | July 14th, 2009|happenings, jewelry|0 Comments

Renegades ReUnite

It's back. The Renegade Art Showe. May 8th. Same warehouse. More info: www.myspace.com/renegadeartshowe

By | April 2nd, 2009|happenings|0 Comments

The STUFF MONSTER has been CAGED!

I finally got my home studio set up!! Complete with adequate storage for the piles, bags, and boxes of art supplies, that previously invaded every room of my apartment. With every artist comes lots of STUFF... you know, that STUFF monster that keeps growing and growing because you just can't manage to through away that old door knob or piece of cardboard that might just come in handy for that art project that you are going to start tomorrow but then tomorrow turns into next week, next week turns into next month, and before you know it the STUFF monster [...]

By | January 20th, 2009|happenings|0 Comments

Robb River Rally

The first annual Robb River Rally was held September 13th 2008. It was an event sponsored by Chevron and the Riverfront Commission to bring members of the community together to enjoy the beautiful Riverfront trails. The concept behind the event was to honor James Robb, original co-chairman of the Riverfront Commission and Foundation, and his vision of restoring the Colorado River corridor. Today there are numerous beautiful trails and parks along the river throughout the Grand Valley. Once registered for the event, people could ride their bikes, walk, roller blade, or run along the Riverfront and conclude the day with [...]

By | November 7th, 2008|graphic design, happenings, marketing|0 Comments

Renegade 2008

"UNSURPASSED IN THIS TOWN!" "YOU GUYS BLEW THE LID OFF THE ART SCENE IN GRAND JUNCTION!" "YOU'VE STARTED SOMETHING."... a few remarks about Renegade, the Art Showe... which after several months of organizing, promoting, press releases, blood, sweat, tears, laughs, grease, trash bags, live hip-hop, poetry readings, living art, clay and spray paint, a keg, amazing art, and lots of support from local artists, family and friends, Renegade was a huge success.It all started as a conversation of between Katie, Nathan, and myself. Just three senior graphic design majors who's ambition and creativity conceived an idea. This idea was an [...]

By | May 19th, 2008|happenings|0 Comments