And in 2015, she started a line of handmade soft goods like tote bags and pencil cases featuring her signature bright, bold illustrations and prints. Because she wasn’t busy enough yet.
“I think from the time I started working on textile graphics, I was always kind of wondering where I could combine the skills I was learning with my job as a textile artist with the skills I already had as a painter and illustrator. Product design was always something I wanted to do, but I was never really sure where to infuse graphics into that. I could make my own prints and my own ideas. I’ve always loved sewing—I got a craigslist sewing machine in college and I just really became interested in construction; what makes something feel valuable and also knowing that a lot of people can’t afford a $600 painting, but they can afford a $50 bag that’s been hand crafted and loved.
Canyons, Gouache, Digital, 2014