Art & Anxiety


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Art has always been a way for me to cope with anxiety. It doesn’t take the anxiety away, necessarily, but it does help give me something else to focus on. When my step father died in 2011 I turned to art. It wasn’t really intentional but I spent a lot of time at home alone […]

June 25, 2020

*Art Spark Winner*


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Art Spark is a program of River City Company in Chattanooga and it covers downtown traffic signal boxes with art designs (printed on vinyl) from area artists. You can read more about other artist designs here. I discovered their “Call For Artists” on social media a few months ago and decided to apply. Below is […]

May 8, 2020

These Hands


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I think a lot about hands. My hands, your hands…animal “hands”. What would we do without them? My gramma was born without a hand. Actually, her left arm ends at her elbow. It’s a genetic defect but when I was a teenager I remember asking her “Gramma, was great gramma on drugs when she had […]

March 11, 2020

Cyanotype Workshop Jax


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I had the opportunity to teach a cyanotype workshop this month in Jacksonville, FL at CultivateJax. First let me say that Cultivate is an absolutely inspiring and welcoming space and if you are in Jacksonville you must visit! Secondly, this was a super short trip but this was my first time being back in Jacksonville […]

January 23, 2020

Hey, you…slow down


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*I’ll be in Jacksonville at the end of January to teach a cyanotype class. Learn more and buy your ticket HERE. My New Year’s resolution? To slow down. Here’s why. I recently read an article recently that suggested winter is a time to slow down. It rubbed me the wrong way immediately. Who was this […]

January 7, 2020

Inspiration Journals


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A few things inspired me to make journals. One-I’ve been thinking about the journal I’m supposed to be working on through The Sketchpad Project…it’s due February and I’ve had it for almost a year. That sounds very artist-y doesn’t it? (Not doing something until the last minute) Also, click HERE to see new items listed […]

December 19, 2019

Cyanotype Workshop 11/3


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I had the pleasure of teaching a cyanotype workshop at the beginning of November at Rustic Trading Company, located in Chattanooga. It was my very first time teaching this process to others and I loved it! Feel free to skim through the photos. As part of class, we walked around outside to discuss plants, native […]

November 12, 2019

Eco-dying


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I’ve always found eco-dying fascinating and I told myself I’d learn more about it some day. When I stumbled upon (literally) some giant black walnuts on the ground, I immediately knew what I was going to do with them. My first experience with black walnut dye was when I was at Penland last Summer (2018). […]

September 26, 2019

Makers Faire


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I had the pleasure of attending the Maker’s Faire this past weekend in Jonesborough, TN. You may be wondering how I learned about it and why I traveled 3 1/2 to get there, but that’s easy. Before we moved to TN we did a lot of research and Johnson City is one of the places […]

September 4, 2019

Natural Inspiration Pt. I


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I grew up in a space that allowed and encouraged me to explore the world around me. One, because my parents were always outside (meant I was always outside) and two because when they weren’t they didn’t want me inside playing Nintendo or watching too much TV. My grandmother lived two blocks from us and […]

August 20, 2019