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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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


SoulCollage

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


Encaustic

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

Encaustic Course-Week One


Encaustic

Hi! I’ve been blessed rich many rich art experiences this year, along with opportunities to learn new methods and techniques. Lucky for me the blessings haven’t stopped! Today was the first day of a 6-week online course I am taking with photo-encaustic artist, Clare O’Neill! I am super excited to continue this journey of learning with […]

October 30, 2018

Fall Mood and Inspo


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Finding inspiration isn’t difficult when you are constantly awed. As most of you know I spent my Summer as an art resident in North Carolina. I was there for 6 weeks. After being home for almost two months I find myself lured out of the state yet again. A death of a family member recently […]

October 20, 2018

Pathways to Peace


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Roaming mountain trails this summer I discovered the serenity that comes with in the simplicity of nature. I couldn’t help but collect the shells left behind Using encaustic, I sealed the collected botanicals on reclaimed wood. This is a photo of the first 3 pieces in this series that sold.

October 4, 2018