Today has been a SUPER BUSY day full of prepping for meetings, invoicing, emailing, location research, and ordering prints!!! 🙌🏻💪🏻 It’s one of those office days that I look up at the time and can’t BELIEVE i’ve sat at my desk 9 hours STRAIGHT with no breaks. 🙈 Yikes. 😂Gonna make up for it and head to a workout class tonight to get my body moving! 👍🏻 Hope your Monday has been as productive as mine!!!! 🎉
How to make a rya knot: Cut a 12" piece of yarn. Lay it across two warp threads. Bring the 2 yarn ends around, under, and up in between the two warps. Tug up to tighten, then pull down. Voila! Repeat to add as many rya's as you like. ⚡⚡Just a lil' bit of what you'll learn in our Beginner Loom Weaving workshop with instructor @ibu_textiles. Catch the next session on July 28– there’s just one spot left! Register via link in profile.
I took this mischievous little fellow with me to Madison this weekend. Well his little mug drew in a buyer before he was even complete. We didn’t get to spend much time together, but I will miss his adorable face. Check out the video in my story to see the texture, metallic details and endearing eyes.
These screen printed towels are finally up in my shop! They're smaller than my usual size, but so bright and fun. Also, I had a blast painting this bowl at @creativitafp. It's a perfect place to just relax and be creative 💙🍊🌿
this piece is really personal. it's funny, because it doesn't seem like it would be. i love that about my work. it all comes from somewhere, some places are deeper than others, some places hurt more, others are sweeter, but it all means something. and unless i decide to share the story behind it, no one will ever know.
this is one story i still want to keep to myself. sorry for teasing you.
The BIG announcement is here!!!
Hand lettering classes are happening!
Whether you’re wanting to learn to address your own birthday, thank you, and holiday cards, create hand lettered signs, find a new hobby, or you’re just curious about this whole “hand lettering” thing, then this class is for you! Consider this your opportunity knocking!
Come spend an afternoon with me in the most enchanting little secret garden as we practice writing out the lower case alphabet, look at different types of fonts and how to add them into a design, practice a number of different words and phrases, and create a hand lettered piece at the end of class that you can take home and frame!!
You’re investment gets you a whole bunch of goodies to get you started on your journey! You’ll also meet some really awesome people and begin to build a community with other women of influence!
Follow the link in my bio to get your seat today!
Be sure to:
•look for this picture when booking the workshop ☝🏼
•make sure the instructor is yours truly 😊
•find the date you want- August 4th OR 25th 🗓
And that’s it! You’re good to go!
I’m so excited to start this journey with ya!
If you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! You can shoot me a message, comment below, or type one into the question box in my stories.
Over a year ago my research on the ideas of consumption and identity led me to look at my own personal usage of Amazon Prime. What was it that I was buying? Why was I purchasing these things? So much of what I bought relates to our daughter’s medical needs that are not covered by health insurance, but there are the unnecessary wants and impulse buys definitely mixed in.
Did algorithms or suggestions from family, friends and colleagues drive my interests? Did the anonymity of these online purchases make it easier and more frivolous? When our cart is handheld we can purchase from our beds before falling asleep and without talking to a soul. Do the social interactions of walking into a store hold too much of our time and energy? I know for our family, it is difficult to jump from store to store, especially in extreme heat and flu season.
There are so many ways that this type of shopping fulfills a need depending on who is using it. Think about it though… from the process of ordering with a click to a concealed door delivery; there’s a complete lack of judgement from other humans. What does this say about our identity as a consumer? Are we conscious about the items that enter our homes and weigh on our minds and souls?
From Prime Day July 11, 2017 to Prime Day July 16-17th 2018, I have documented each and every Amazon Prime purchase that has come through my door. This body of work ( #fundamentallyprime ) serves as a topography of images that have ultimately altered my online purchasing habits.
I’ll be highlighting some of my favorites over the next few days all in celebration of completing this long project. You can view the full year grid, all 211 packages on my website hollydgray.com (link in bio) and if you don’t mind please share this post. I’d love to get feed back. This has been one heck of a year!
It seems like everyone has an Amazon story. What is your relationship with the mega brand? Has it changed your buying habits? How has it improved or affected your life? I’d love to know!
A few more sneak peeks of original canvases coming at you tonight at 8pm EST. @kahlilakramer @foodwithawink @rachelkirkevans @briannealves @againwiththeace @123fromage @honeymilkcake @kk_wears @akm35 @jayniraz @byallyt @brittcandell @shieldsoriginal @navelannie @sinarichert @market.gal @robin_sheridan @slhvt @therubbishshoppe @vtairusso @chickdeboner @_danaleigh_ @sarahark @tinfarnie @dedicated_introvert @kendrasibley
Be softer with you. You are a breathing thing. A memory to someone. A home to a life. -nayyirah waheed @nayyirah.waheed.
I love working on commissions but personal work and pursuing new ideas is what keeps me going. All of your beautiful comments about feeding our babies has me so inspired! Xx
Listing more canvas originals tonight at 8pm EST. Feel free to dm me with questions or to see more pics before I post. Thanks again for all of your support!! @kahlilakramer @foodwithawink @rachelkirkevans @briannealves @againwiththeace @123fromage @honeymilkcake @kk_wears @akm35 @jayniraz @byallyt @brittcandell @shieldsoriginal @navelannie @sinarichert @market.gal @robin_sheridan @slhvt @therubbishshoppe @vtairusso @chickdeboner @_danaleigh_ @sarahark @tinfarnie @dedicated_introvert @kendrasibley
ANNOUNCEMENT: The doors to @radbusinessco are closing on Thursday! If you’re wanting to surround yourself with other badass business owners as you learn best practices for serving every human you encounter — now is the time. I’m not sure when the doors will open next so join this cohort today! All the info you could ever need can be found via the link in our bio. Don’t hesitate to send me a message too if I can help with anything!
I’m so excited to learn with y’all. Let’s do this! 💪🎉😎💖 Photo via @colorfactoryco 👌
[Image Description: An explosion of rainbow colors painted on the doors of an elevator in a geometric starburst design. The walls surrounding the doors are crisp white enticing you to enter the elevator doors to see what’s on the other side.]
Every Monday, I’ve been meeting up with @barnes_paige her/our movement residency @10degreesseattle. Though we have been talking about our collaboration for months, this is the first work we’ve made together. Right now, it is all research working towards more in the future. I’m excited that today @hulagurl and @vanessagertie will be joining us for the process and @sebastiancvitanic will be taking photos.
This piece is from last week’s warm up. Paige listened to my radial pulse and responded with an improvised dance. I bent this wire piece in response. So far, with these sketches, I would say I’m negotiating between tracking the movements and responding to the sensations from Paige’s dances. I’m enjoying the results, which I will use as references once we start to scale up the sculptural landscape of the dance.
If you’re curious, follow along @a_mountains_pulse.
Detail: The colours of summer 🌈...It’s so exciting to wake up after an evening painting leaving it still wet & such a joy to see how it has transformed overnight....so happy with how these colours settled 💎