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Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

The digital and traditional arts are thriving in Houston. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more traditional art, there is so much to see, explore and learn from in Houston.  Through our Flashes and Strokes series, we’d like to celebrate artists from both worlds: traditional and digital.

Broken Mirror: the piece I submitted for Art Will Save Us at cherry cola dog. 🙂

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Remember when this block took me 2 years to carve? #procrastination

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Gloomy weather got you down? Come in and treat yourself to some shopping 😏

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custom handbag/tote for darlene j. birch plywood and leather

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As we've been working on our home, I've come to realize the balance (and reality) in buying handmade, one of a kind pieces alongside a mixture of store bought items. Being a maker myself, I'm passionate about buying from other artists as a way to support + I love the originality, but sometimes the budget doesn't always allow for it. Last year when @lindibowman and I set up to do a home shoot with the Evans family, I asked @brookeevans why she bought handmade. I can most definitely resonate with what she shared. "I'll be honest, our home is a mixture of both. While I wish everything in our home could be locally handmade, it's just not in our budget. But, I'm a big believer in supporting local arts and owning and using items that are one-of-a-kind. I also love vintage items, you can find me many days at the local thrift store. Our kitchen is a mixture of big box store items, vintage wares and handmade treasures. I'm not a fan of everything matching, I want my home to feel collected and I want it to tell a story. There's nothing better than a friend coming to dinner and admiring something on the table, and you can proceed to tell the story of the person behind the object. Trends come and go, but handmade and vintage items tend to be much more timeless. "

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Happy Friday yaaaaalll. I've had a pretty good day, working and moving came easily today. Some days it really doesn't, some days my body just feels heavy and incapable. But not today! I don't know why, maybe it was all of the amazing veggies I had yesterday, followed by a massive amount of Oreos. And aaaaalso, I've been thinking about how little time I'm going to have to keep Etsy stocked for the holidays because of a large order I'll be working on all fall. How would you feel about pre-ordering pieces (mountain mugs +few others) starting next month with a delivery date no later than the first week of December? Please let me know if that's something you would be interested in! . . . #ceramics #handmade #pottery #mountains

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  1. Allison J

    March 14, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Great to see my work and the work of others here. It’s always a beautiful thing to see the arts and the creators of it being celebrated! 🙂

  2. Danielle Griffin

    April 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature! It’s so amazing to be included in the company of our beautiful city’s creatives ❤

  3. Adrienne Dever

    April 18, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    This is great! So great to be featured along side such talent! Hopefully I can create a few more worthy images while in town this weekend!

  4. Joseph Koprek

    May 3, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Thanks for the inclusion. Great to be featured alongside other talents. 🙂

  5. Leslie Gilbert

    May 23, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Thank you for including me with these talented artist! Such an honor.

  6. Vic and Marie

    June 1, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Thank you for the feature! Lots of beautiful Talent in here for sure <3

  7. Patrick Faile

    June 14, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Always nice to have my work published with other diverse talent. Thanks for the inclusion.

  8. Antoana

    June 14, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for the lovely feature you guys! <3

  9. Patrick Saunders

    June 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you for featuring my work – appreciate it!

  10. Niesha

    July 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Thank you for including me along with these other amazing artists! Greatly appreciate it. <3

  11. Angie Guerra

    July 12, 2018 at 1:37 am

    thank you for the feature <3 it's such an honor to be on here with other amazing artists!

  12. Kim

    July 12, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Thank you for the feature!

  13. Jayne Wilson

    July 17, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Thank you for including my work among these great artists! I’m very honored.

  14. Ali kiginyurek

    August 23, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Thank you Voyage magazine.

  15. Apattonfineart

    September 7, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my art! I truly appreciate it ❤️❤️😊😊❤️

  16. Sugar Land Cakery

    September 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much for including me! I love to discover and support other local artists, so this is a wonderful resource!

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