Archive | October, 2012

In Loving Memory of Hana

This week I learned of Hana’s passing. She was one of my dearest friends on COLOURlovers and had nothing but kind and encouraging words to say. She always made time to individually thank all of her 2,191 followers and was one of the most optimistic, ambitious, and humble people I’ve ever met. Hana never never mentioned that she was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma, and her death was a huge shock to everyone, myself included. She was an absolute genius when it came to color and won many of the site’s contests. I will always remember her soft, feminine palettes and patterns and the inspiration from her Japanese culture.
Here is my tribute to Hana’s legacy with 10 of her most-loved palettes:










1. photograph, 2. springtime, 3. lanterns, 4. Mary’s Love, 5. (kimono*), 6. daylight, 7. Happiness!, 8. Be(e)Friend, 9. greentea*, 10. Wave…
Please visit her COLOURlovers page to view more of her beautiful palettes. Also check out her Tumblr, which is filled with inspiring images.

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Yesterday I finished my 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas painting for the America SCORES Milwaukee Inspired Art event.
The poem that inspired it was The Earth by Carlos C., age 10:
Earth rise
Fills the skies
Across the void
Of space
It lies.
Sky delight
Blue and bright
Shining in the
The exhibition and auction will be held on the evening of Friday, November 9, at the Wherehouse on 818 South Water Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets can be purchased here and are $45 each. $30 of the ticket price goes directly to supporting the children. The bidding starts at $100 for my painting, and 100% of the auction sale will benefit America SCORES.

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Manyoufacture by Joseph Gerard

MANYOUFACTURE is a brand and design studio based in New York City created by art director and designer Joseph Gerard. I love how the shapes, lines, and angles reference the Bauhaus aesthetic and how each pattern has its own rhythm. The range of minimalism to fine detail that varies from piece to piece keeps this collection interesting, as well as Gerard’s overall decision to only use black and white.










See more at Joseph Gerard’s website.

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