Hi Teagan! I am a big fan of your art, and also of your photo tumblr. You've mentioned being conscious of animals in your product choices (brushes, etc.), and I was just wondering if you were a vegetarian or vegan as well? Just a random question. Have a lovely day.

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I have a mostly vegan diet, and do my best to be vegan with my other buying choices (clothing, cosmetics, etc), though I’m sure there are lots of things I overlook. There are countless health, ethical, and environmental reasons to use fewer animal products and be more aware of what goes into the creation of any products you buy. I try to live my life in a way that causes as little hurt to other living things as possible and be aware of how the money I spend impacts the world, and compassion towards animals is a huge part of that. I don’t like to get into social or political agendas overtly, but I do think that this subject is relevant to my art, because one of my hopes for my work is that when people see it, they become a tiny bit more aware of how beautiful and complex the natural world is, and more conscious of their own relationship with it. Thanks for the ask!

Can you recommend the watercolor paper? What brand of watercolor paper do you like ?

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I use Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 300lb hot press paper for watercolor and gouache pieces! It is thick like board and I love it.

I don’t know what September’s been like for the rest of you, but fall has hit us fast and hard in Minnesota! While I’m shivering under layers of sweaters (and totally relishing it), it seems appropriate to share these fall cards with you.
The illustrations are older, but I’ve recently licensed Dakota the Daisy Deer and Rebecca the Radish Raccoon to be printed on these fall friendship cards! Available exclusively through a certain specialty grocery store that I am for some reason not supposed to publish the name of, but I’ve left an obvious clue for you in the photo! High-res

I don’t know what September’s been like for the rest of you, but fall has hit us fast and hard in Minnesota! While I’m shivering under layers of sweaters (and totally relishing it), it seems appropriate to share these fall cards with you.

The illustrations are older, but I’ve recently licensed Dakota the Daisy Deer and Rebecca the Radish Raccoon to be printed on these fall friendship cards! Available exclusively through a certain specialty grocery store that I am for some reason not supposed to publish the name of, but I’ve left an obvious clue for you in the photo!

iceland is a beautiful place that you should totally visit if you like seabirds, moss, impressive bodies of water, and the vague feeling of perpetually being haunted by something vast and unknowable. 

here are a couple places we visited during the residency, as well as the bags that i got to design for everyone! thank you eternally to the light grey art lab team for making the amazing trip happen.

i haven’t had time to go through my photos since returning, but in the next couple weeks i’ll be posting more on my photo blog.