It's so easy to get impatient with the process when there are so many ideas in my head. That is why I have journals and sketchbooks everywhere.
I know so many beautiful women who have amazing stories. They inspire me with their courage and perseverance. It's time to share them with you.
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
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
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.
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?
Working on concepts for clients in the garden.Photo by Jay Byrd The last year and a half have been challenging for most of us. Some of us have found ourselves in the devastating position of losing friends over ideological differences and the strain of coping with turmoil in our communities. People are turning on one … Continue reading Self-Evaluation and Accountability Pt.2
I'm currently working on a tavern style sign to promote my public studio as well as inventory for an upcoming open house. I hope to have another completed commission to share with you next weekend.Until then, here's a preview of my photo shoot with Danielle yesterday. In addition to the fight promotion photos I'm sharing … Continue reading New Series Preview: Danielle
July was a landmark month for me in many ways, but partnering with a local interior design business to expand my practice into a public gallery space is at the top of my bucket list achievements.
w gallery and makers' space inside Wood, Metal, Clay in downtown Commerce. This is a ground-floor opportunity for me that was offered by a local businessman who specializes in carpentry, custom interiors, and handcrafted furniture.