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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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Conscious Consumer : The Handmade Popup

I am thrilled to be a part of The Handmade Popup (HMPU) for the third season! This event is truly near and dear to my heart. It’s provided me the perfect platform to build community and support other makers, while also sharing a place for you to shop consciously and support small. This will also be your last chance to shop the remaining art pieces from my Spring painting collection. In an effort to inspire community, I’m sharing a small assortment of some of my favorite vendors featured this Spring season.

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Elizabeth Suzann x Lauren Sauder

I’m so excited to finally share that while I spend my days working through my 100 day project, I am letting my imagination run wild on a collaboration with Elizabeth Suzann! Since moving to Nashville two years ago, Elizabeth Suzann quickly caught my attention as a brand/fashion label working to bring quality over excess to their consumer. Always made with 100% natural materials, their clothing celebrates sustainability + simplicity, made for women who want their clothing pieces to live with them.

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The 100 Day Project

I recently read something in a book that stuck with me…

“— to keep your hand in your craft, to stay close to it.”

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert.

This resonated with me. I knew exactly why I started the 100 day project, but this summed it up in a perfect sentence.

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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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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide to Shop Small : The Handmade Popup

I am thrilled to share that this season we’ll be featured as a vendor in the The Handmade Popup (HMPU)! This event is filled with beautiful makers who come together for a length of time to share their work. It’s a great way to shop for your friends and family this holiday season and support an artist, maker, or creative. In an effort to inspire an inclusive community, we’re sharing some of our favorite vendors featured this season.

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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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25 Things I Learned Before 25

In one short week, I will turn 25. It’s weird to think I will have survived a quarter of a century. While I believe that I will never live another 25 years and experience as many life changes, it’s also pretty damn amazing how much does actually change. Reflecting on the change, I realized I learned more than I could have imagined, about life, relationships, passions, interests, careers, the list goes on. 

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