Posts tagged earth pigments
Protecting the Land

Earth pigments, it’s so important to remember to protect the land. I have formed a relationship with the Earth that I cannot really put into words. It didn’t grow overnight, but over a long time of interest and curiosity, give and take. Collecting Earth pigments requires some mindful actions that are important to remember before taking.

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The Gift of the Land - In Search of Natural Earth Pigments

Collecting natural Earth pigments is a gift. It hones your senses to the environment around you, connecting you to the landscape in ways you haven’t felt before. Finding these minerals is about being aware. To a degree there is a science to it, but having an innate sense of curiosity will springboard your search for pigments. 

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Studio Reflection 07/19

For a few years I’ve frequently found myself in a new place. Moving isn’t a foreign concept to me, but every time I embark on a new journey it’s full of reflections and learnings. This week, I embarked on another move to my fourth state, Maryland.

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The Language of Material

Throughout the month of June things have progressed very slowly in my studio. Most of the month I have placed my energy and focus on gathering my supplies into boxes so I can continue my creative journey in a new city. The time I’ve spent processing through each material, supply, and pigment has gathered an array of thoughts on my slow studio practice .

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The Pigment Collection

As I reflect on this collection, I am filled with both excitement and accomplishment. Each piece is a true reflection of the ideas floating around in my mind and studio as I work through beautiful pigment explorations. The simple forms and deep colors hold the real, tactile experience of foraged pigments and handmade paints. They bring a moment of pause into the world as they carefully document the time + space of the world we live in. Below is a preview of a few of my favorites from the collection.

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Studio Views 10/18

As many know, my season of rest has taught me a lot about creativity, burnout, and opportunities. Through this restful and awakening time, I’ve slowed down and explored some of the most fascinating and mesmerizing processes in my studio. If you walk through my artistic space right now, you’d find a lot of rocks, pigments, powders, mortals + pestles, brushes, palettes, ink, jars and experiments. Using earth pigments to make my own watercolor paints, I’ve continued to explore time + space, a concept that has consistently run throughout my work. If you are interested in collecting an original painting from my first earth pigment collection, sign up with your email below to gain early access to the launch! If you are interested in purchasing my handmade watercolors, connect with me and let me know!

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Studio Reflections 09/18

As the season (slowly) begins to change from Summer to Fall here in Nashville there are a few new and exciting things happening in our studio. If you follow along on Instagram, you know I have big plans to grow Ease’s assortment of products. I’ve started collecting earth pigments and dreaming up of compositions to translate my experience of the landscape into new offerings in an attempt to extend my studies from my BFA.

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