nervousmotion artworks blog

Show me your studio!

My new favorite thing (other than changing the template on my blog every two days because I can’t seem to find one that fits just right) is the Art Studio pool on Flickr. I love peering in to other people’s spaces. It’s enchanting! I need to hunt down my camera cord and take some real pictures of my space here in my new digs, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:



Little Window.

Here’s my collage for the day! I also updated my Etsy shop to include another card in the Now Tasting section and a new section of color-cards made from paintchips, of all things. I do love me a good paintchip. I’m thinking a lot about color today – this collage is an orange/grey color study. I’ve had the background piece of the coral floating around my desk for a week or so, just waiting to be used. When I found the window, it all came together. I love it when that happens.


Two pretty awesome collage artists are attempting a collage a day for 2008. Michelle Caplan and Annie Yu are posting their work on their blogs (Michelle actually created an auxiliary blog for the purpose) and also putting them up for sale on Etsy.  That’s pretty great for the rest of us who get some art-candy everyday!

by Michelle Caplan
by Annie Yu

It’s also really inspiring. I want to do more little pieces this year for Etsy, in addition to trying to work on the body of work that I’m aiming towards gallery-izing sometime later this year. I don’t know if I’m ready to commit to one per day, but my new goal is three collages per week. I think I can do it! We’ll see.

Dragonflies, octopi, and nautiluses, ohmy!

I found these lovely creatures via Etsy, and wanted to share.

This dragonfly/octopus is part of a series by Amy Walsh of fantastical creatures. All of it is really lovely, but of course, the octopus captured my heart. Her Etsy shop can be found here.

 Tricia McKellar‘s work totally, totally amazes me.  Her collages are so beautiful, I kind of have to remember to breathe.  I’m especially fond of her plans & diagrams series, and this nautilus is simply gorgeous. [And for those of you who aren’t aware, I have a special love for the classic beauty of the nautilus, to the point where I have one tattooed on my back.]  Her Etsy shop is here.  And she also has a blog here.

New Work!

New work from the new studio! Hooray! These items are all for sale in my Etsy shop!


It’s been a long few months, lots of changes, lots going on. I’m settling in to a new studio space and it’s awesome! I’ll post some scans of new work as soon as I can get the scanner to play nice with the computer… sometime this weekend, probably.

In the meantime, I have updated my Etsy Shop – again, lots more to come there as soon as the scanner is fully operational.

Speaking of Etsy! Here are some wonderful shops!

swallowfield : artworks by Jennifer Judd-McGee
selflesh : artworks by Shannon Rankin
[oooh! Combining two of my big loves, maps and anatomy! ❤ ❤ <3]
Dollface Design
lilacmoon studio: artworks by Jinnie