Monday, December 7, 2009

The Trinity of ThreeHouse is Born

Friday marked the ThreeHouse trinity birth. We are officially Media, Studio, and Gallery all in one. Here are some images from our first show on Friday. It was a big success. So many people came and joined us. Walls all around the city are displaying Jeremy's art. And my brownies were a hit!

The last three weeks have been crazy with moving in, finishing up animation and design work, and totally changing the face of this space. It felt really great to have so many people filling our new gallery space on First Friday. ThreeHouse is getting legit fo' real!

Thanks Randy Braley for the pics.

The Holiday ecard is finished!

You can view ThreeHouse's latest animation work HERE. So hot!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Planet, People, Prosperity Style Boards

These are the boards for ThreeHouse's latest animation, Phoenix International's animated Holiday card. This shipping company has clients all over the world and wants their season's greetings to be universal. They have three pillars that they want to present within the card: Planet, People, and Prosperity. These P's are what they stand for as a company and wish to spread the word all over the world.

Kevin spread his wings directing the design for this project. I did my best to recreate his vision within the boards. The animation portion will start next week. It's going to be a bit tricky with the bear on the bike, but we love creating these challenges for ourselves. This has the potential of being one of our best pieces to date.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paragon Aeiral Silks, in 2D

I'm so happy that Kevin and I could help our friends of Paragon Aerial Silks with their logo and business cards. These girls are super talented. They also have incredible upper body strength for their petit frames. I'm proud of this group and their ambition to set the bar in Kansas City and beyond for aerial fabric performance.

The final logo was designed by Kevin, and I'll give it to him. He's admires a smart logo and is improving with each project.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Look what Kevin ffffound!

Dandy Lions are on! And a friend found this image of a cake that a threadless fan, Jamie Masterson, had baked around my design. This design was entered to the Threadcakes contest. You can view more entries here at

All of my dreams are coming true!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Now Pronounced

It's a bit late of an update, but this is a slideshow from our wedding in March made by one of our groom's men and ThreeHouse partner Jeremy Collins.

now pronounced. from Jeremy Collins on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tarkus Attacks! Poster

I'm pretty excited about this poster that came through last minute for my buddies in Tarkus Attacks! Nate and Chris had been asking Kevin and I to do a poster for their band for a while, and they needed time to promote. So I sat down with nothing but bad ideas yesterday morning and by the time it was dark enough to watch the meteor shower, I had come up with this little number. The great white shark is in tribute to my friend Chris Bohatyritz who, while in South Africa's False Bay on the way out in a speed boat to Seal Island, had held his shark brochure out with the childhood hopes of seeing this great beast breach the water. Chris, someday, we'll make it out there again, and we won't leave until we see that devil jump.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is Craft such a Bad Word?

Yeah, made these with my mother-in-law, Julie, this past weekend. She has a creative dungeon set up downstairs. She took Kevin's room over when he moved out and converted it to her crafting room.

Card for my sister's 11th birthday in August.

Card to say hello to a friend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


It's been awhile since I have taken a book binding class with Mr. Carl Kurtz, book binding prodigious perfectionist, but I had the itch. As a part of Art for Africa fundraising, I found a few vintage children's textbooks on ebay, gutted them and added sketchbook paper inside. Each book's pages were hand sewn together making the "signatures" of the book. I sliced the uneven edges with a guillotine paper cutter, making them perfectly trimmed.

These are images from just two of the books that were rebound and converted into sketchbooks.

-A beautiful owner's name tag

-the spine paper I chose to attach the new sketchbook paper to the original cover

-another beautiful name tag on the inside cover, original to the book

-"Anne of the Island" by LM Montegomery cover

-just showing off the precision job well done on the spine. I should have been a surgeon. The sketchbooks open flat and are easy to draw or write in. This is so important for a sketcher.

-I glued the original title page and illustration back into the new pages as a fold out.

-"Emily Climbs" by LM Montegomery cover

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baritone Business

Kevin's best man, Chad Somers, recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor Degree in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance. The least we could to for our good ol' friend was to use our talents to support his. He's an opera singer! This past weekend he made Kevin and me omelets and got us lost hiking in the woods down by the river. We love him and the rest of the Somers family, and his chubby pup Patience (I hope she's not reading this). Please call Mr. Chadwick, the baritone, for voice instruction, performance opportunities, or because you want to meet someone awesome. Sorry ladies, this is not a dating offer, Chad is spoken for.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Home Sweets! Home

Home Sweets! Home - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

I'm trying my luck again with another Threadless entry--this time in hopes to win a Volkswagen car! By voting high numbers, like 5, you're really helping boost my chances in getting printed. Free rides for everyone!

This design was extra fun because of the challenges of the Pre-Loved theme. The three of us at ThreeHouse have brainstormed together and have each come up with some pretty clever and beautiful contenders for this contest.

If we win the car, we're going to so wrap that thing up in the most gaudy and unashamed advertisement for ourselves and floss it up and down main!

Monday, June 22, 2009

African American Museum in Philadelphia

photos by Eisterhold

Here are some images from a project that Kevin and I just finished with a local design firm, Eisterhold and Associates. We animated projected images that overlay cutout images of the important figures in African American History. There are six sections narrating the history of culture, work, law, politics, religion, and family for these early Philadelphians. This wall of images is 60 feet long. It's huge!


Dandy Lions is up for sale today!!! Thanks to everyone who voted.

Click here to see other people wearing my design --the onesie's my fav! I think I'll get one for myself.

And my interview tells about my design's inspiration, my life, my loves, my dreams, my hopes

The South Africa Trip

photo by Isaiah Powers

Women doing laundry and chores in Masi

photo by Isaiah Powers

The wetlands crept up to the edge of homes. A house in this photo is sinking in the swamp.

photo by Isaiah Powers

Table mountain is in the distance.

photo by Isaiah Powers

Here we are on one of our last days in Masi. Zama, in purple, decided to join us.

photo by Isaiah Powers

photo by Sean Prestidge

About 58 False Killer Whales beached themselves on Long Beach about 10 minutes from where the team was staying. A van took about 22 of our team to the site where they hit the ground running toward the water to help the whales. Everyone was baffled as to how these creatures ended up here and why they kept swimming back to shore after they were put out to water.
Witnessing this was completely unreal. It was so sad watching the scared and worn out whales struggling. About 15 were saved.

photo by Sean Prestidge

Red Hill, a township which was largely destroyed in a fire last year. The rebuild opened doors for the All Nations team to come in and help rebuild. Now there homes are further apart, allowing room for personal gardens.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Howdeshell Honeymoon!

Sunset over Firenze

Traffic of Venice

The Golden Bridge in Florence

Us newlyweds at Michelangelo's Plaza overlooking Florence

My husband and I just made it back from our honeymoon in Italy last night. We've heard that there were some people who were worried about us and the earthquakes. Fortunately, we were well clear of them, and hadn't even heard of the earthquakes until my mom had contacted us worried to death. So, thank you for your well wishes. We had an amazing and safe time in a beautiful land. However, we returned to our new home looking like the rubble of an earthquake. It's a lot of work moving and getting married in the same week.

This whole getting married thing has been a roller coaster ride of anticipation up hill for the past 5 months, and the wedding and the honeymoon has been the fast and steep hill down. It was so fun! I really can't describe how amazing our wedding day was, or how lucky we've felt having such a beautiful day and a beautiful trip to start our marriage. No freak snow storm could ruin our day.