Canal Convergence 2018

Last night, me, Kevin and my sister Allie (who’s an amazing weaver, so check her out!) all went down to the Scottsdale waterfront to check out Canal Convergence 2018. I really love light installations—the bright color, the contrast against the dark night, the glow—I just can’t get enough! It didn’t seem like there are as many pieces as last year, … Read More

My pins are a HOW Award Winner!

Sam Stone Self Promo Pin HOW Magazine Awards Winner

I can’t even BELIEVE IT. It feels really good to see a passion project of mine get recognized! It was just something I wanted to do, that lived inside my head, and people like it! I entered the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards on a whim, because I love these pins and the response has been good when I hand … Read More

CreatAthon Arizona…24 hours of straight design!

AIGA AZ instagram post for CreatAthon

This past weekend I had the awesome experience of volunteering for the Arizona CreatAthon; a 24-hour creative marathon where volunteers come together to provide design, marketing, and strategic services for nonprofits. This event is part of AIGA Design for Good, a program supported by IBM. The aim is to “ignite, accelerate, and amplify design-driven social change.” I first learned about CreatAthon, … Read More

Canal Convergence 2017

Last night, Kevin, baby Gabe, my sister Mina, and I all went to Scottsdale to check out Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light. Very cool, and definitely recommend locals check it out. But it is only up for a weekend! I’m a huge fan of light installations and this event is mostly focused on them (there are some dancers, … Read More

The Neon Boneyard!

During my trip Las Vegas for the 2016 AIGA Design Conference, I got to go to the Neon Boneyard (actually called the Neon Museum) and I was SO excited! I’ve wanted to go every since I found out the place existed! Both as a designer for the type, and as a photographer for the setting.

Another One Down

Sadly, I didn’t place in the Magnolia Garden Photo Contest again. Wah wah. BUT I got some really great pics that I will personally enjoy. Below are the ones I felt were the favorites for actually entering into the contest and I have a ton more that I just really like. I am really into that peacock. I started shooting super … Read More

Week 52 – CYOA, Choose Your Own Adventure

This week’s theme for LensProtoGo’s 52 Week Project was “CYOA”, or “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Since I was in the land of beautiful things, aka California I decided to just let this one happen organically and not think about it too much. My camera is always by my side so I knew I’d come across something beautiful. And one day … Read More