By Joleen

Big Raven Yoga's 5 Minute Flowy Vinyasa to ODESZA's “Across the Room” (feat. Leon Bridges)

We live and work in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis — it’s this incredible little neighborhood of winding roads, 100-year-old houses, 200-year-old trees, and a hilly landscape not often found in the middle of a major city. Most locals don’t even know we’re here — tucked away just blocks from light rail and the up-and-coming Malcom Yards development. One of our favorite features of our neighborhood is our proximity to the TCF Bank Stadium (Minnesota Golden Gopher Football) and Surley Brewery (possibly our city’s most famous export after Prince and Bob Dylan). Both of these venues (before Covid-19) had full summer...

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Beautiful and Complicated—Simple and Refined The Delightful Contradictions of Elyse Dodge Art

Canadian Elyse Dodge, is a Los Angeles based artist and is the designer of Traverse featured in our Guest Artist Collection. Elyse creates artwork that is an amazing experience of delightful contradictions. Her pieces have elements of simplicity and complication, fluidity and hard lines, soft sweet daydreamy colors and bold vibrant eye-catching hues. Elyse creates artwork where the longer you look—the more you see. It’s immersive, experiential, remarkably beautiful and wonderfully unique. Elyse’s experience as a graphic designer and love for painting has crossed over to create a hybrid style that she refers to as geometric abstraction landscapes. Elyse blends...

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The Creative, Adventurous & Observant Rosalie Haizlett….

Rosalie Haizlett’s artistic point of view is simultaneously sensitive and vibrant. This 25-year-old full time illustrator from West Virginia is naturally quiet and observant. She leverages her powers of seeing in her work as she takes in the majestic and fragile details of the natural world. Rosalie re-creates what she sees in a way that honors her subject by showing off its unique beauty. We are excited and honored to welcome Rosalie as a Guest Artist—the highly detailed nature of her artwork combined with her choice of comforting and gentle colors has breathtaking results. Mountain Laurel and Mountain Moss are...

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Welcome Guest Artist Lauren Echo

Lauren Echo is an illustrator based in Reno, NV and Lauren is — hands down — one of the kindest, most generous, delightfully positive, and genuinely engaging people roaming the earth. Her charming and lovely disposition is evident in her artwork. Her artistry is uplifting, pure, and uncomplicated — it’s refreshing and easy to love — much like the artist herself! Lauren is an avid lover of nature and outdoor recreation — climbing, hiking, and all versions of skiing call to her daily. Her days feel incomplete without some time spent outside. Nature is her artistic muse and inspires many of her illustrations. Lauren is...

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Design Highlight: The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr I had a poster of the Serenity Prayer on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. I think it was nestled in between my Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA and my Charlie’s Angels posters. Back then I was attracted to the artwork. It was various shades of pink with gold lettering and captured the beginning of a sunset. I bought it at the local Ben Franklin five-and-dime because I thought...

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