Mapping Portland residency

My experience working with the Portland Children’s Museum was a delightful one!  Each day, new families would come through the museum and engage the materials and the map theme differently.  The suminagashi printing process was an instant hit and the end results were as fascinating as they were striking.  


As I learned more about the Portland area, and collected children’s stories and drawings, I began to draw onto plexiglass using a white paint pen as an overlay to the sumi ‘maps.’  The whimsical, open-ended nature of the project made for some wonderful storytelling!

Residency at the Portland Children's Museum

In just a few days, I'll board a plane and head to the beautiful, rugged Pacific Northwest to work with the Portland Children's Museum as their artist-in-residence.  I've never spent much time in Portland, so I'm super excited to get to know the city through the eyes and imaginations of the kids.  We'll be making collaborative composite maps that explore real and imagined landscapes.  For more about the project and to participate, visit


Launching Kid Lab

After an immensely fun experience creating a giant coral reef at Marbles Kids Museum, I decided to extend the creative hooligans and turn my home studio into a kids playspace!  Now, I'm tickled pink to announce the official launch of KID LAB - a kid's studio designed for loads of tinkering, exploring and making plenty of messes!  Have munchkins who might enjoy an art class?  Know a nanny or caregiver who should know about this new kids space in Raleigh?  Help me spread the word!  Classes are intentionally small, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot.  Check it out here-  And follow the fun on Instagram @newbyart or #kidlabraleighKid Lab