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Anthropologie Collection : A DREAM COME TRUE

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Anthropologie Collection : A DREAM COME TRUE

In February 2017, I was literally cleaning my bathroom floor when my phone lit up with an email notification. I glanced at it and saw it was an email from Anthropologie. I continued cleaning only because I thought it was just a '20% Off Dresses' type of email. The more I thought about it I remembered the subject line said... ARTIST COLLABORATION.  My heart flipped! I could hardly read the email because I was so excited.  This started this incredible journey of creating paintings, sending them to Anthro headquarters, and working on the full collection.    Working with Anthropologie on the...

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The Color of Home: The Show

The Color of Home: The Show

Call me crazy... but I saw this raw space in January 2018 and thought it would make the perfect spot for an art show. My husband and I spent our weekends cleaning every inch of this space. At one point, Curtis even had a vacuum cleaner in the rafters.     Then, was the real transformation moment... I had it painted all white. I was absolutely terrified when I pulled up to see how it looked. Was it going to be a total mess or would it look incredible? It looked incredible! I was SCREAMING with excitement. The art was...

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The Color of Home: The Dinner

The Color of Home: The Dinner

'Charleston-based artist Blakely Little’s love of her home city is a recurring motif in her artwork. Her newest series, “The Color of Home”, is a collection of windows and porches, each sketched in a different private residence. So it was only fitting that to launch the collection, Blakely hosted an intimate dinner party that felt more like hosting friends at home than gallery exhibition. She partnered with design firm Basic Projects to use one of their renovation spaces, a beautiful 1900’s corner store turned jazz bar. Basic Projects is also the team behind Basic Kitchen, a Charleston restaurant, who created...

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This Changing View: Linocut Print Series

This Changing View: Linocut Print Series

Linocut prints are a simple way to do printmaking without a printing press. It is basically just like creating a big stamp! In these pieces, the foreground was printed from my carvings into a linocut block, while the background was painting and draw to make each piece different. I love being able to combine printmaking with my first love, painting.   First, I drew the image I wanted to convey on the linoleum. Then, I carved out all the negative space, so all that was left was the image. For this print, I chose to only use one color. This means...

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'The Color of Home'

'The Color of Home'

I love the hope of a blank canvas... ...empty rooms, and white walls. They offer so much space to play and dream and try all sort of new things. I love the fresh feeling and rush of creative energy. When I am faced with these open spaces I am overjoyed not because I love them as is, but because I love the chance to create in them. This a show dedicated to the filling of the blank spaces to create the color of home.     I was offered this raw space to host my show. I got to fill the space...

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