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
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
When I started this painting, I had a complex narrative in mind that would further illustrate the personal journey of one of my models. As sometimes happens with a painting, the concept has changed. In this case, it has simplified, focusing entirely on the phoenix.
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
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
Photo Bomb from My Week in Italy
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
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
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?
I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make yesterday's market a success for all of the vendors. All of the volunteers and staff were extremely supportive and accommodating. I can honestly say I have never worked with a more helpful group of people.