How Creatives Can Help in the Wake of Roe v Wade

By Ella Nobre-Watts of whimsicella On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that protects abortion under the 14th amendment. The ruling means that safe abortions will quickly become severely restricted or illegal for more than 135 million people in the country. This news has been weighing heavily on a lot…

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Abstract Artist Ashley Knaeble Says Cherish Growth, Even When Small

By Bethanie Hestermann Color and movement in paintings by Ashley Knaeble express emotions, capture memories, and tell stories. In fact, words, poems, and phrases often inspire Ashley’s abstract pieces, which weave pastels and neutrals with brighter hues in the most playful way. In art and in life, Ashley encourages herself to try and try again—try a new…

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The Master Crocheters of Linking Threads Fiber Art Weave Family and Business

By Bethanie Hestermann The boho macrame wall hangings from Linking Threads Fiber Art capture everything warm and wonderful about handcrafted home décor. Linking Threads is a family art collective run by a mom, Cristina Torres, and her two daughters, Sofia Castedo and Mariana Rengifo. Dip-dyed fibers (often in natural, neutral colors) + a signature wrap-around stitch technique…

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Angie Stalker’s Contemporary Art Is Rooted in Play

By Bethanie Hestermann Playful + optimistic + bright. Contemporary artist Angie Stalker of OK by Angie creates delightful objects and artwork rooted in play, curiosity, and experimentation. Angie is also the talented illustrator behind the adorable Oh Joy! board book series. Through her work, Angie strives to highlight the brightness in every day—without glossing over the not-so-good parts. In…

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Teacher Megan Suarez Instills Creative Confidence in Students

By Bethanie Hestermann For about 90 students a week (and their parents!), Megan Suarez is a familiar face, a ray of sunshine, and a curator of creative learning. She’s a parent education teacher of preschool and art classes, and she’s taking on 2020 with her contagious can-do attitude.  In our Q&A with this wonderful human,…

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