When I'm making my own work in the studio, versus working on a project for a client, I revert to my own raw intuition. I've lived in Montana for nearly my whole life, and still this great state can take my breath away. My desire to share those moments usually serves as inspiration for my work. I'm so fascinated by the different characteristics in regions and towns that Montana harbors; I like to think that my work celebrates their hidden richness. I start with pencil and paper, eventually moving onto my computer to refine my drawings. Once I'm happy with a design, I'll prepare it for printing. I create stencils that I expose my screens with in our tiny bathroom-turned-dark-room, and then I take to the studio and print! Depending on what I'm printing, I'll finish the product with a heat set, scoring/folding, stamping, or signature. I love that these things pass through my hands every step of the way.