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 am currently preparing for events through the end of November and setting up several new concepts to work on simultaneously, including the launch of my #wildwomanportraits and #unconventionalwomanportraits in oils.
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.
At the beginning of June, I sent out the first three mailings of handmade greeting cards and postcards to my Patreon subscribers and local patrons of my art. I have felt a little overwhelmed getting started with a monthly subscription obligation, but I have managed to have my cards in the mail the first week this month as well as in June.