Author: Tricia

Color Story: Shamrock Walk Portland 2013

I’m super excited to be posting about finishing one of the items on my list of 33 things I want to do this year. I finished the 5K Shamrock Walk in downtown Portland yesterday. I’ve been working toward this goal since June 2012 when I broke my ankle. It took surgery and several months of […]

Project Life: Week 7 (2013)

I’m sharing my Project Life week seven pages today. These have been in a state of almost done for a couple of weeks. I’m now officially three weeks behind. I think this weekend I’m going to do something to switch it up a little bit and finish the last three weeks all together so I […]

Printmaking: Misadventures in Copper Etching

After I started my first printmaking class, I fell head over heels for relief printmaking. I loved carving linoleum, loved the end results, loved everything about it. Me + printmaking = ♥ And then came etching. To start, I had to go to three stores to find copper plates. The plates were expensive! Then, the […]

Daily Pattern Challenge: March

Good morning, Monday! I’m jumping back into Anika’s daily pattern challenge in March. This month I’ll be making all of my patterns out of stencils. So far I have used transparency film, but I’m open to using anything else I can find around the apartment. For the pattern above I used some craft acrylic paint […]

Weekend Color: Blue Pattern Car

I found this little gem in NE Portland this morning. After five years, I sometimes still can’t get over how awesome this city is. I saw at least five weird/cool/funny things on my walk this morning. It’s hard not to be inspired when you run into little surprises like this all the time.

Printmaking: Reduction Linocut Print

Today I’m sharing the process of creating my first reduction linoleum block print from sketchbook to final print. A reduction print is made using one block (in this case linoleum) that you carve multiple times, printing in between each carving. This is a lovely step by step example. It’s also called a “suicide print”. Once […]

Project Life: Week 6 (2013)

I’m playing a little catch-up with Project Life. I fell a couple of weeks behind because I was ignoring all of the things I set out to do with the project at the beginning of the year. My printer ran out of ink, and I wasn’t taking pictures or recording notes throughout the weeks. I […]

New Camera!

I’m excited to share that after six years of using a Canon point-and-shoot, I’ve upgraded to a DSLR! I can’t wait to try it out with some daylight. First pictures were of my cat, my boyfriend, and this lovely book that I somehow accidentally purchased twice from Amazon. I opened the box and immediately thought […]

List it Tuesday: Household Stencils

I’ve had a bit of a creative block the last week or so, so I was super excited to see today’s List it Tuesday topic at Artsyville. Aimee has the awesome idea to build a master list of unorthodox stencils as an artistic resource. In the past I have loved using a couple of these […]

Tiny Notebook!

I’ve been so inspired by Robyn’s tiny notebook pages, that “create tiny notebook” has been on my crafty to-do list for weeks. With a little bit of time to kill on a Sunday afternoon, I decided to jump in and make one for myself. I used some leftover Canson Mixed Media paper, washi tape, embroidery […]