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 […]

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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). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Encaustic Course-Week One


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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

SoulCollage Workshop July


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I led a SoulCollage workshop at Indigo Art Studio at the beginning of this month. It was fun and exploratory!   Here are what attendees had to say: “I love collage and this holds a meaningful purpose for a favorite art medium” “It was relaxing and a nice way to express and process feelings” “Everything […]

July 13, 2018

Gyotaku Octopus Print


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Last week I participated in a class to learn Gyotaku printing. I used a real octopus. I got a scan of the original today and I’m working on ideas for prints.

May 18, 2018

Teabag Tapestry


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I recently worked on an unusual abstract piece for an upcoming exhibit titled “Prescribed Expression”. The opening for this event is Wednesday, May 2nd. Opening remarks begin at 6:30PM. A friend helped me build the top part of the tapestry. I carefully picked out the wood I’d use and I love how perfectly it matches. […]

April 23, 2018

Penland


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*UPDATE* I’m going to Penland! Thanks to donations of friends and family, I raised the money! At the end of 2016 I decided to commit myself to growing as an artist. Since then I’ve worked really hard to stretch myself and grow in ways I never imagined. Here’s a sample of my work from the […]

March 31, 2018