Creative Anxiety

“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. – Deepak Chopra Lately, I’ve been cutting back more and more on drinking; this can be a tricky task when one lives in Wisconsin, as it is truly a huge part of local culture, from Sunday …

Organically Grown Ideas

Sometimes I need to come up with inspiration for a particular thing, and now matter how hard I try, I just can’t force it. Other times, when I’m not looking for it, the ideas just form out of life situations and are instantly clear as day and roll out within …

New Year – New Digs

Being that my entire life has changed this year already, I figured I might as well keep it going with a site revamp. I have moved to the opposite side of town and switched jobs, and while I am basically next door to where I worked previously, it is a …

DABL Night Market 2017

I am very excited to say that I will be a part of this big event. Come see what I’ve been up to lately. RSVP: www.dablmarket.com/2017 THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE TO RSVP WILL RECEIVE A FLASHDRIVE AT DABL, LOADED WITH THE COMPILATION AND OTHER SURPRISES. Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) is …

Japanese Summer Festival

So I’m really excited to say that I’ll be the artist on display at the Japanese Summer Festival this year at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL. I grew up in the Rockford area, and while some of you who haven’t been probably have only heard bad things, I can …

Latest Commissions

Sometimes my friends just offer me a budget, tell me they need something for a room in their house, and tell me to make them anything. I’m very lucky to have such supportive friends, especially when the pay is fair. Such was the case here. Following a rant of mine …

Support Local Music

Admittedly, this will be a shameless plug, but it’s still worth sharing. Origami isn’t my only love; my hobbies and interests are varied and sometimes pretty weird. My degree is in graphic design, and when I’m at work, I’m building websites. Outside of work, you have to make time for …

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

Especially when winter is looming, I tend to prefer to stay in my nice, warm apartment and work on my own projects. But sometimes you have to remember that collaborative projects with other local artists can yield awesome results. Maybe someone out there has an idea for your own work …