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A billboard image of a Black mother and children with the words : I have to show up for my community. My kids and yours are counting on that.

Case Study – United Way of Asheville – We Are One Campaign

Brand Stage Consulting invited us to design the visual branding for the United Way of Asheville Buncombe County’s Next 100 Years campaign. We collaborated with Brand Stage’s Murphy Funkhouser Capps and UWABC’s marketing director Elisabeth Bocklet.

Being a values-led organization ourselves this project resonated with us in a real way. We immediately felt that we were all committed to making a difference as we plugged into the awesome team at United Way.

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Wands for Wildlife Illustrations

A while back we had the good fortune to work on some new illustration elements for Wands for Wildlife. WFW is a nonprofit that is inspiring people to help wildlife and the environment through re-purposing discarded mascara wands. The organization engages people in ways to support wildlife caregivers and encourages greater mindfulness of the impact from human activities, including the use of plastics, on the environment.⁠

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A Meditation on Balance

Balance is not a static state. It is a verb. The tightrope walker is making a thousand micro and macro adjustments moment to moment. Balance requires the focused attention of a disciplined mind. One that has learned to hold at bay the distracting flurry of thoughts that the brain generates. Not by a brute force of resistance but rather by a sense of flow. 

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Sneek Peek Habitat

   Here’s a sneak peek of a recent illustration project for an amazing environmental nonprofit. Part of some elements for creating a habitat and a little trio of magical woodland creatures that live there. Can’t say much else about this

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Mountains to Sea

Daily doodle of the day. #hornsbycreative #adobefresco #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #arte #instaart #illustration #artoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartists #creativity #postbeauty #mountains #contour #topo #bluevia Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CJXLesehCi6/

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New Year’s Thoughts

Happy new year to all. A year ago today we were spending the holiday in Astorga, Spain. Let’s make it so we can all do this sort of thing again in 2022. It’s been a challenging one for sure but

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Opening up

Normally I craft some inspiring words of wisdom, intention for the year, reflections and such to share on new years. But really I’ve just been feeling depressed today. Figured if I made something it would make me feel better, even

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Stars Collide

Can’t say I’m entirely happy with where I’ve taken this to, and I don’t think I’m quite done with it yet either. I took away to much white space. Going to add a little more detail with some white and

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