Monday, April 21, 2014

News from Pele Prints Artists

Pele wouldn't be the same without our great group of artists. I'm lucky to collaborate with such a diverse and successful bunch. In addition to creating prints with us, they all have active studio practices of their own for their primary work. A few of our artists have recently been busy outside of Pele, and we wanted to share what they've been up to...congratulations and keep it up, folks!

Carmon Colangelo
Solo show at Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO
4/4/14 – 5/3/14

Laura Berman
Solo show at Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
4/11/14 – 5/24/14

Brandon Anschultz
2014 Great Rivers Biennial 
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
5/9/14 – 8/10/14

Lora Fosberg
The Steamroller Printmaking Project
Community event, Michigan City, IN

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Finding a balance in my life has been an ongoing lesson for me for some time now. In fact, I'm pretty sure this will be a life-long journey. As a natural "workaholic," I have to remind myself to slow down and take time for me on a regular basis. Work/life balance.

All of this said, I'm always looking for tips and ideas to help me along. Grace Bonney runs Design*Sponge (a great design blog) and hosts After the Jump (a super informative podcast for makers). In one of her recent episodes, she breaks down ten tips for being a more happy and productive business owner and person. Most of these we already know, but the reminder is crucial. So, here they are...wise words to live by:

1 - Collaborate
2 - Build a support system
3 - Time off is not a luxury, it's a necessity
4 - Stay inspired...go back to the well
5 - Trust your gut and feelings
6 - Be inspired by your competition
7 - Always be learning
8 - Ask for and accept help
10 - Do a brain dump at the end of every day

Check out the full episode for all the details.