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design

Gone Dogs - Tales of Dogs we've Loved

Gone Dogs is here

By announcing, books, design, make somethingNo Comments
You guys. I have news. One of the most biggest projects I've ever worked on, Gone Dogs, is available for purchase. Like, now. Like, right this second. Gone Dogs is a coffee table book featuring 50 stories and photos of beloved dogs from around the world. My good friend, Jim Mitchem and I have been working our butts off for literally years to produce this collection, and I'm here to tell you – it is stunning. If you have ever loved a dog, you will love this book. I promise. Visit the Gone Dogs website to order your copy. I can't wait for...
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Plaza Midwood Signal Cabinets

Wrapping Plaza Midwood

By announcing, art, design, go outside, public artNo Comments
I am so thrilled that my recent signal box wrap project with the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association and Plaza Midwood Merchants is complete! You can now see art from eight amazing Charlotte artists (plus me!) on the traffic signal cabinets along Central Ave. and The Plaza. Let's take a walking tour, shall we? Start at the corner of Hawthorne and Central for Holly Spruck's Charlotte skyline: Head up to Clement, in front of Bistro la Bon, to see Annada Hypes' adorable illustrations: At the corner of Pecan and Central, you'll find Mo Wineman's homage to Plaza Midwood: My piece is...
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Signal Cabinet Wraps

By art, color, design, public artNo Comments

Charlotte is just beginning to dip its toe in the world of Signal Cabinet wraps and I’m so proud to have created the first ones on display! The first one is in South End, on the corner of South & East Boulevards, right next to Grace Covenant Church. It’s called Intersectional, to pay homage to the crossroads where it is located. Where East meets West, South meets North, haves meet have nots, etc. The art is was created with watercolor and ink.   The second one is on the corner of Thomas and Central Ave, next to Workman’s Friend. 2…

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Colorized History

By color, design, photos, retro vintage ephemera7 Comments

I just discovered this treasure trove of colorized photos from the past, and I have spent the better part of today looking at the photos there. Many (most?) of them were done by two artists: Mads Madsen, from Denmark, and  British artist Jordan Lloyd. Here are a few to whet your appetite. But do yourself a favor and check them all out. Click the images to see them larger.

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Time and time again

By color, design, make something, step away from the screen3 Comments

So, once upon a time I had babies. Little baby babies. Who had teddy bears, and rocking horses, and all the baby trappings of babydom. Before these babies were born, someone gave me a clock. The clock below. A very baby nursery clock, which we put in the babies’ nursery. Since that’s where the baby things went. Over the years, weirdly, the babies have been growing up. And now there’s pretty much nothing left in our house that resembles anything that this clock represents. Not even in their room (they actually asked me to take this clock out of their…

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