Mental Wellness Expo, November 30

Join me the Tuesday after Thanksgiving at Athens Technical College for a program to raise awareness of mental health needs and solutions in our community. New Coloring Page Designs I will have a table offering small paintings, handmade cards and jewelry, coloring pages, and journaling kits. Handmade Cards I will also be discussing the importance … Continue reading Mental Wellness Expo, November 30

My First Purchase Prize

Rising from the MudAssemblage 2021 I am humbled and grateful to announce that my self portrait, Rising from the Mud, was purchased by the Hudgens Center during the juried Members Show this weekend. This is an enormous honor. My work will join the permanent collection at the end of the Member’s Show and eventually go … Continue reading My First Purchase Prize

November 2021 Newsletter

Overview Thanks to my husband, years of saving and sacrifice, and wonderful friends in Italy, I took an amazing trip with my family at the beginning of October. I posted exclusive daily photo collections here during the trip so I could share all of the wonderful art I saw with my patrons.Here's the overview I … Continue reading November 2021 Newsletter

2021 Mural Competition at Strange Duck Brewing

Our local brewery held a mural painting competition this weekend in conjunction with an art festival to support local artists and craftsmen. I got the invite on Tuesday, so I had to scramble to make sure I had enough paints to participate. Thank goodness I never throw anything out or turn down donations from friends. … Continue reading 2021 Mural Competition at Strange Duck Brewing

Air Dry Clay Workshop with Lisa Matrundola

Paper Clay Rabbit, Basic Form Over the weekend I attended an air dry clay workshop with Lisa Matrundola. The class was extremely informative and eliminated a lot of the frustration I had with the materials when I tried to experiment with them myself a couple of years ago. Sculpture is not an intuitive process for … Continue reading Air Dry Clay Workshop with Lisa Matrundola

October Newsletter

It's autumn, y'all! My favorite time of year. As you are reading this, I will be in Italy for a family trip that was postponed last year, due to covid. We will be visiting friends who live in Rome, spending a day each in Venice and Florence, and the remainder of our trip walking the … Continue reading October Newsletter

An Exciting Development for my Unconventional Woman Series

I visited with my friend Rena last week to catch up over lunch and discuss studio space in her building. She has a beautiful historic space in downtown Commerce that was originally the Ford dealership on main street. The building has since housed a print shop and contains a monolithic printing press that will be … Continue reading An Exciting Development for my Unconventional Woman Series

How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?

I have spent a lot of time working on personal outlook, my attitude, and being more intentional over the last year. Some of my negative behaviors and judgmental tendencies put up a fight, but I have persevered in rooting them out. The result is a feeling of clarity, newfound inspiration and commitment to my creative … Continue reading How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?