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Katielicht
Midwest
two kids, a big yard, and a closet full of art supplies.
Interests: art, motherhood, nature, baking, fashion, the weirdos of the sea
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some observations on July's themes: distinct palette shift from warm to cool; quotes with little scrappy patchwork borders, fixation on that starburst/fat asterisk shape. I think I'm close to completing the 100 day challenge I set for myself; it has been SO eye-opening about how my art changes when I'm... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at white picket fence
hey Julia! thank you so much for your nice comment. my hope was to start blogging more often but obviously it's still pretty sparse. maybe when the kids are both in school this fall I'll be able to share more.
thanks Roni! I just can't help myself with leaving paper hanging over the edge of the page. I love the way it looks when the book is finished to have all kinds of bits and pieces showing.
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I pulled these colors together a few days ago and have been making collages from just these scraps for the past few days. I only document some of my work on my instagram (project hashtag #katies100daysofcutandpaste); not every collage is a winner and sometimes I'm working out a new idea... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at white picket fence
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Even though it was more than a month ago, I still want to post a recap of my first zine fest! Chicago Zine Fest was held this year at the Plumbers Union hall in the Near West neighborhood. It was a really nice venue & the event ran super smoothly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at white picket fence
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I was going through some old blog drafts and can't believe I've never shared this collaborative collage book that Natalie Mutrux and I made a few years ago. (She has one too, which she turned into a zine, and once I track my copy down I'll try to share it... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at white picket fence
thank you Anika!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on work in progress at white picket fence
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I just want to draw these forever and ever. AND I'm starting to color them digitally too. This is an in-progress version, though I have to say I kind of like leaving some of the doodles white. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at white picket fence
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ah, I love it there so much. the colors and the scents and the amazingly fresh air. also, if you're ever looking for new shapes to draw, the conservatory is a treasure trove. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at white picket fence
amazingly thorough and well written post! I'll definitely bookmark this for the next time I'm doing a major painting project. thanks Josh!
Thanks for that link. Eddie and Emma are two of my favorite actors right now too! It's nice to hear this perspective from you. I'm currently in the exact opposite situation, living in the same place for almost 10 years, the longest I've lived anywhere, and at my current "job" (stay at home mom) for almost 4 years, the longest I've ever stayed in a job. And lately I've just been feeling bored and restless and wondering what might be next. So yes, you're right. There's highs and lows with everything.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on Work + Travel: Rootless at Kelly Purkey
oh man. I remember the olden days of Paper Source when they actually had a really big selection of binding materials, beautiful book cloth and book blocks. Kinda bummed that it got replaced with a bunch of tchotchkes. lately I've revived my old high school habit of writing terrible poetry, so that's what I would put in a handbound book... for no one to see ever. :)
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I've been dragging my feet on these (remember when I posted last fall about it being "almost ready"? hahahaha). Now that they're stacked up in their neat little finished piles it's the BEST feeling and they're ready to make their way out into the world. As Always, a collection of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at white picket fence
great post! i've been listening to podcasts or NPR in the car for so long that I kind of forget about regular radio... and driving your car off the road seems like an appropriate response to it.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on 29 favorite things. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Thanks for reading Delaney!
I got this one from a japanese store, and I can't find the exact one online, but Amazon has some by the same brand, Maruman: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=maruman+art+spiral+sketch+book Otherwise I usually just buy the black spiral bound ones from any old art store.
Yeah, I was just really upset with the clutter and in an unsentimental mood so i took advantage of it and was really ruthless. I had the same thought, about donating or making paper packs, but at that moment the most important thing was just getting it out of sight as quickly as possible.
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I forced myself out of a rut this weekend and finished this collage book. I'm still feeling a bit ambivalent about my art-making at the moment, so I don't have a lot of commentary here. I recently purged the entire contents of my art closet, threw out/recycled bags and bags... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at white picket fence
hi Kym! Thanks for commenting. I did a little job searching earlier this year and yes, it was sort of frightening and bewildering. it's hard to remember what it felt like to have a "real job" and frankly I felt like I'd lost a lot of confidence about my skills (which is sort of what prompted this mini-crisis!). good luck with your search!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2015 on six years ago today at white picket fence
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Six years ago I was waiting for a baby and making some collages. January 17 was David's due date, and I still think about it as an anniversary of sorts. I'm so happy I have these journal pages to look back on. I haven't had much drive lately to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at white picket fence
We have this little fort-type thing on the kids playground in our backyard, it's not technically a treehouse but David started calling it that and it just stuck. It's just big enough for the three of us to sit in and I think I like it even more than the kids. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on 2014/2015 at white picket fence
we have those gingerbread pillows from land of nod too! I meant for them to be Christmas decorations but the kids just play with them year round... :)
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i shop in a super similar way, but I'm finding that as I get older, I have less of a need for "fast fashion" clothes... partially because I'm not into trends as much, but also because I have built up enough quality items in my closet that I don't need to buy constantly! When i was younger and had less money, but still trying to have a quality wardrobe, I relied heavily on 2 things: gifts from family members (j crew and anthropologie gift cards for christmas and birthdays go pretty far!) and consignment shops. you can always find high end jeans, nice tops, and purses at a place like plato's closet for less than half price.
glad to know I'm not the only person that emails myself constantly. happy new year Cripe family!
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In 2014 I... ...loved walking David to school, singing Taize songs in church, going to Tuesday afternoon yoga, reading library books, and having picnics with Norah in the treehouse ...made a zine, dozens of paper packs, 20/26 of an illustrated alphabet, and countless art journal pages ...spent four happy &... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at white picket fence