Ferns On Your Ears

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Ferns that hang from trees can now hang from our ears! Here’s the story of this awesome collaboration of two bad ass women! Amber (@gingermadeartisan) and I met in Jacksonville, FL when we both lived there in 2013. Neither of us live in Jax anymore but we’ve followed each other on Instagram for years and […]

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Blue Buddha

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I am part of a writer’s group in SecondLife (virtual reality) and every week we are asked to think about a series of questions. This past week the question was: Literary/artistic pilgrimages – have you ever visited the site of an artist’s home or studio? Does it make a difference to you to see where […]

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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 […]

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*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 […]

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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

Cynefin


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Hi! I haven’t written anything since March because I’ve been moving…to a different state! I’m in Tennessee and I am LOVING IT! It’s beautiful here and I feel like I’m on a different continent. I’m outside every day exploring and taking it all in. I’m finding new plant species, hiking (there are at least 4 […]

July 16, 2019

Luna Moth-Commission


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Lots of people on social media comment about how much they love seeing my process. I like to take photos as I create art because I can go back and reference how I created something. This one took a lot of (gross) math.

March 21, 2019

SoulCollage | Feb. 17, 2019


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I had a fun time this past Sunday hosting SoulCollage in my home for the first time ever! It was fun to prepare for the event by picking fresh flowers, thinking up just the right amount of sweet and savory snacks, digging out my ceramic and wooden trays for display, lighting candles, infusing the air […]

February 18, 2019

Taking Root


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When making things is your livelihood you don’t want to spend a lot of time experimenting. At least I don’t. It’s taken a lot of discipline to let myself “play” and over time I’ve been able to set aside part of my week to explore new mediums and just let go. This was was one […]

November 5, 2018