Mona, Collage, watercolor, marker, color pencil, 2019. I started this Mona Lisa homage years ago, as a magazine face collaged on to a black marker drawing. At that time, I was sorely missing the coastal parts of North Carolina, which had been our home state for eight years. I just rediscovered this unfinished piece inContinue reading “Mona”
South Dakota, Embroidery, acrylic paint, denim, pine needles, 2019. Last summer, I enjoyed a week with family, just outside Rapid City, South Dakota. The porch offered a serene view of the Black Hills. I sat and meditatively stitched on the legs of my cut-off jeans, as my children, nieces, and nephews played.
My most recent finished watercolor, started just before our trip to Alexandria, MN – based on an Instagram photo I took a few years ago of baby blankets drying on the clothesline. This summer has been flying by – we have all been making time for creating which leaves me happier than anything else atContinue reading “Iowa Skies + Batman Piñata”
I finally finished an artwork that I made for a coworker’s nursery. She sent me some color requests – pinks and grays, 2 quotes she liked and a general idea for the artworks. I got to work, slowly, much more slowly than normal. But, hey, it was a busy spring for me. The quotes areContinue reading “New Artwork”
I am really excited about this new series I have started, for a couple reasons. 1. It’s whimsical, fun, and lighthearted. Sometimes that is just the break I need from the art ideas swirling in my head, that look a certain way, and never seem to turn out how I want (at least asContinue reading “New Series -Things With Wheels”
I make so many false starts when I make art. I don’t document then very often, as I usually recycle them, squish them, paint over them, or hand them off to my children to tear and cut up into collages. This time, I decided to give the false start away with the finalized artwork. IContinue reading “A book is a dream…”
I finally finished my most current watercolor painting, Roots of Motherhood.” It’s one of the first large artworks I’ve done in quite some time, at a whole 22 x 30″. I have been working on it since March, slowly plugging away on it whenever I carve out the time. In other words, after children areContinue reading “Roots Watercolor Painting”
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a self-portrait workshop at the Weatherspoon Art Museum located on University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s campus. The workshop was led by Elizabeth Bradford, who did an amazing job facilitating. This image is a sneak preview of the finished self-portrait made from this workshop. It has beenContinue reading “Self-portrait Workshop: Weatherspoon Art Museum”