Monthly Archives: May 2014

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Rachel Faucett of ‘Handmade Charlotte’

Being in my studio, making kites, is one of my happy places. But, it often gets even happier because I multitask by doing one of the following: a) watching interviews b) listening to podcasts c) jamming some good tunes or d) being interrupted one thousand & seventy-two times by two little children for some inexplicable […]

UPLIFT ARTIST OF THE DAY: Sam Larson

When you read this, I may or may not be in the wilderness somewhere, possibly fending off bears. Which had me thinking about this young artist, Sam Larson (yes, that’s how my brain works), who lives in San Diego. His work is very western/nature themed. Bison, bears, beavers. Foxes on bikes. Arrowheads. You get the […]

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Random Dudes

You know, just because. Just hang tight through the beginning. It’s worth the wait to see a pretty cool spontaneous street collaboration.

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Maya Angelou

Today was a good day to listen to NPR. They played a few past interviews with Maya Angelou, who made her transition today at 86. Oh, that voice! I’m not sure there’s another on the planet who quite slams me with their power and wisdom than she does. Deep resonance + honey-filled-gut-reaching words = a […]

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Sophia Hall of ‘Make Good’

A while back, I had sort of an ‘artist date with myself’ (ala The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron) in South Park. I stumbled in to Make Good, a shop started by Sophia Hall. It is filled to the brim with exclusively handmade wonderfulness—everything by local artists and artisans. The last time I was in Portland, Oregon […]

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: John Reidy

Today, I’m honored to share the stunning photography of my good friend and neighbor, John Reidy, as UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY. John is the “Director of Photography for The Greatest Generations Foundation, a Denver based 501C-3 charity dedicated to not only taking vets back to the battlefields at no expense to them, but to preserving their […]

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Myriam Dion

Oh, the days of lollygagging on a Sunday with a newspaper… Today’s UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY, Myriam Dion has a new take on that. Check out her delicate newsprint artwork. Happy Weekend!    

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Alex Chacon

The UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY is Alex Chacon. He made this happiness-inducing video. All you selfie lovers, travelers and photographers/videographers out there are going to love it. Check out his website:  The Modern Motorcycle Diaries      

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY: Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine

Today’s Uplift Artisan is Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine. UPPERCASE was an immediate eye catcher at the local Anthropologie a couple of years back. I drool over every single issue. Janine’s eye curates color, design, whimsy, and craft in a way that speaks to my creative, curious brain (plus, she loves vintage typewriters!!). The tag line is, […]

UPLIFT ARTISAN OF THE DAY

I don’t know about you, but every day I come across some serious inspiration by truly UPLIFTING people. Many of them I know personally and many of them I don’t. But I have an almost obsessive fascination with how they bring forth their individualized expressions of themselves to the world. I admire and love it […]