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realized I havent posted in awhile so here they come!!! something I did for Sunset Mag

realized I havent posted in awhile so here they come!!! something I did for Sunset Mag

Thanks to my great friend Andrew Ranville I can bring you evidence of the show this last weekend! Here is my work, as curated by Melissa of the Devos Museum in Marquette Michigan. I love what she did with these—I never would have thought to display them like this. I’m not going to share any more details—you’ll have to wait til the book is finished!! Shooting for mid-November. I’ll keep you posed. Heres a bit about them: 

The following are several pages from a work in progress blending of interpretations from the perspectives of science and art through experience and shared observations between two long distance cousins who came together on the island. Conservation biologist Eva Dwyer of Los Angeles, CA and illustrator Lucy Engelman of Grand Rapids, MI spent a collective 3.5 weeks on the island this past July and August carefully wandering the rocky shores and densely mossed interiors to absorb as much scientific and experiential data as possible. Along with collecting a copios amount of analytical content, Eva and Lucy exchanged personal observations of the island ultimately coming to shared appreciations of place and inhabitants, breaching the often polar opinions of left and right brain favored thinking. The end product will result in a book chronicling the illustrated, field-guided exploration of Rabbit Island to be published in the winter of this year. For more information and updates, please contact the artist. 

This is today!!! Everybody should go!! If you’re anywhere near Marquette michigan the opening is tonight at the Devos Museum. I’ve got some drawins in it!i

This is today!!! Everybody should go!! If you’re anywhere near Marquette michigan the opening is tonight at the Devos Museum. I’ve got some drawins in it!i

and sometimes really cool things happen by accident

and sometimes really cool things happen by accident

Framingframingframingframing @rabbitisland

Framingframingframingframing @rabbitisland

Ill be showing the first few pages of my Rabbit Island book in Marquette, MI at the Devos Museum as part of a larger exhibit showcasing the residents over the past few years. If you’re in the area, check it out! I’ll be posting more once the show is up.

Ill be showing the first few pages of my Rabbit Island book in Marquette, MI at the Devos Museum as part of a larger exhibit showcasing the residents over the past few years. If you’re in the area, check it out! I’ll be posting more once the show is up.

CharlotteXCSullivan  inspired island style peek

CharlotteXCSullivan inspired island style peek

Just a peek @rabbitisland

Just a peek @rabbitisland

The long awaited 3rd edition of Uppercase Magazine’s Directory of Illustration, Work/Life 3,  is here! I had the opportunity to be included in the most recent edition of Work/Life, featuring a piece created from the assignment given to me by Uppercase. The piece was a reflection using words and text of my experience on the artists residency, Cabin Time, that had a hand in creating the balanced life I attempt to maintain today. Here’s a bit about the book, which you can learn more about and purchase on the Uppercase site: 

With the third edition of the UPPERCASE directory of illustration, we are pushing the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition’s theme is “An Illustrated Life” in which we explore the ups and downs of illustration and what it takes to stay creative 24/7. Each participant offers their unique take on this theme and have created an original illustration based on a bespoke assignment specific to their interests and story given to them by UPPERCASE editor Janine Vangool. 

Unlike awards annuals or traditional illustration directories, our publication is personal. One hundred artists from around the world were individually interviewed about their creative focus and artistic technique as well as their inspirations and aspirations. Additional imagery (sketchbook pages, studio shots, inspirational objects) are integral to each participant’s spread, allowing the reader to take a peek into their entire working lives.

finally getting into my Rabbit Island pictures. More coming soon. 

finally getting into my Rabbit Island pictures. More coming soon. 

Meeting new people and starting new collaborations is one of the most exciting things I can think of, and these folks are no exception. I’ve recently been collaborating with the Collective Quarterly, a new publication started by the talented designer Jesse Lenz in collaboration with Seth Putnam and Jay Gullion. So looking forward to what comes out of this meeting of the minds. Be on the look out for it! Here’s a bit about it:
It follows select artists and artisans on a trip to the unseen hideaways that inspire them to craft uncommon goods. The camera lens brings into focus an often blurry creative process as they work alongside each other to discover truth, surprise and an aesthetic that delights. In these pages, you’ll find a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink and stories, all deeply rooted in the heritage and land around us. 
This journey hinges on a communion of likeminded creators. We are illustrators, photographers and writers.
 We are shirt-makers, boot-crafters and denim-cutters. We are bartenders, chefs and musicians.

Meeting new people and starting new collaborations is one of the most exciting things I can think of, and these folks are no exception. I’ve recently been collaborating with the Collective Quarterly, a new publication started by the talented designer Jesse Lenz in collaboration with Seth Putnam and Jay Gullion. So looking forward to what comes out of this meeting of the minds. Be on the look out for it! Here’s a bit about it:

It follows select artists and artisans on a trip to the unseen hideaways that inspire them to craft uncommon goods. The camera lens brings into focus an often blurry creative process as they work alongside each other to discover truth, surprise and an aesthetic that delights. In these pages, you’ll find a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink and stories, all deeply rooted in the heritage and land around us. 

This journey hinges on a communion of likeminded creators. We are illustrators, photographers and writers.
 We are shirt-makers, boot-crafters and denim-cutters. We are bartenders, chefs and musicians.

gave my website a little cleaning up. have a look! pass it on!

gave my website a little cleaning up. have a look! pass it on!

currently working on a new map

currently working on a new map

Help!

This is the saddest!!! help these owls out. 

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Cabin-Time superfriends Breathe Owl Breathe got their tour van and all of their instruments stolen and pillaged while on tour on west coast America. While the van was recovered, it was totaled, and left an empty shell. All of their instruments, gear, computers, and clothes are at large in the Bay Area.

Please consider donating to help get them home to mighty Michigan.

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Returning from an incredible month on Rabbit Island dipping into the numbing waters of Lake Superior and I feel so exhausted and excited and inspired and beat and thrilled to have been witness to this incredible project. The next few months will Bring with them bits and peeks of the arm filling project I am pursuing about this island. The excitement of it all will make it increasingly difficult to keep it a secret to keep an eye out. In addition I also have several new collaborations in the works that I cannot wait to share. New season, new projects, new pens to new paper, new friends, new inspirations, new with every sunrise. Can’t wait for every second of it.

Returning from an incredible month on Rabbit Island dipping into the numbing waters of Lake Superior and I feel so exhausted and excited and inspired and beat and thrilled to have been witness to this incredible project. The next few months will Bring with them bits and peeks of the arm filling project I am pursuing about this island. The excitement of it all will make it increasingly difficult to keep it a secret to keep an eye out. In addition I also have several new collaborations in the works that I cannot wait to share. New season, new projects, new pens to new paper, new friends, new inspirations, new with every sunrise. Can’t wait for every second of it.

(Source: headduenorth)