Welcome to my Site

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I hope you will take a look around and enjoy what you see. I love creating in all sorts of mediums, and enjoy sharing my process and exploration with others through this blog. If you are interested in purchasing original artwork, prints, or having something commissioned, please contact me! If you would like to be updated on upcoming art shows, events, or camps, please subscribe to the blog and you will be notified via email!

Opening Night!

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Opening night was a BLAST! I had a line out of the door for most of the evening. I am SO thankful for all of my amazing friends and family!! I even got a stunning bouquet of flowers! Y’all sure do know how to make a lady feel loved and supported. I didn’t get photos of everyone, but here are a few from the evening…

And if you’d like to check out the FB Live event hosted by Nickel Plate Arts, you can view it here. You will want to go all the way to the 1:30 mark to see me.

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ALSO, I have opening up a BRAND NEW online shop to selling my fine art prints and greeting cards!!! I am super excited to be able to offer this! Be sure to check it out!!

A Little Sneak Peek

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I wanted to give a little sneak peek at some of my new work. Each of these were created with a mixture of mediums, including a fun element of gold leaf in them.

“Be the Red” is a statement piece. What does it say to you?
Buried Treasure is my newest piece.
Bright Bouquet has been displayed at two different galleries and is ready for her forever home!

Exciting Things to Come…

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Okay. I am officially the WORST blogger in the world. And 2020 has officially been the weirdest year to date. In the midst of all the chaos around us, I have still continued doing what I do best: creating beautiful artwork! I have explored different mediums and have thoroughly enjoyed the process along the way!

Being a full time homeschooling mama means that when I carve out time to create, I usually have little ones right by my side.

And I am excited to announce that I have a solo exhibit coming up at Nickel Plate Arts this November!! I have accordingly given it the title: “Exploring Creativity.”

I am inviting all of you to my public opening reception on Friday, November 6th, 6-8pm. My work will be up through November 30th, and I am also offering an exclusive friends and family discount to anyone with the coupon below!

Simply show this coupon at check out to receive the discount!! 🙂

Since this year has been full of disappointments, I thought it would be fun to offer a BIG 50% discount on my original pieces (over $50). And 25% off everything else! I literally have over one hundred pieces sitting around my house. If you would love to add some beautiful color to your space, now is the time to invest! Searching for that perfect gift? Come check out what I have up at the gallery!

Sneak peek at one of my newest abstract pieces.

An added twist for this exhibit is that every tag will have a QR code as part of a “Guess the Medium” game. With over 14 different mediums represented, it will be a FUN challenge for young and old alike!

New Work – Photography

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“Seeing Through the Madness”

I recently dusted off my camera and had some fun with my little models. Going for some very different, conceptual pieces. I’m especially thankful for my middle daughter Sarah and her best friend for the piece titled, “In This Together.” Here are some of the pictures:

Cup Song by Naomi Ober

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Naomi had to come up with an act for her local CYT variety show this week. She loves singing, harmonizing, and performing the cup song, but also loves riding her roller blades. This project was a fun little collaboration we did this week. I haven’t been sewing or painting, but this week, it was learning how to do a split screen on a video editing software. It’s always something over here! Hehe. Anyway, check out the video below! 🙂

Growing Up Girl

I recently completed a series titled, “Growing Up Girl.” I began sifting through thousands of photographs I have taken of my oldest daughter, and was inspired to recreate a few of my favorite shots of her…a decade later. As she approaches the “tumultuous” teen years, we are desperately holding onto the innocence and purity that is the magic of early childhood. She teeters between being that sweet, unknowing baby girl and a mature, young lady who deals daily with a chronic, painful genetic condition (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). Those big, blue eyes tell a story of a girl growing up, getting older, and going on despite life’s trials.

So I introduce to you…

Growing Up Girl, featuring Naomi Ober.

And if you tune in THIS Wednesday, April 15th, Naomi and I will be sharing about this series on FB Live with Nickel Plate Arts. Check their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NickelPlateArts/

Happy Easter

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I haven’t painted in a long while. So today, the kids and I took on a pretty huge project to help celebrate this weekend’s big holiday. It’s far from perfect, but it is glorious and beautiful and makes my heart smile big time. We used black masking tape and washable tempera paint (finger paint) on our sliding glass door. It took several coats of paint, with each one needing to dry completely before beginning the next, so this was a LONG project that took the better part of this day to complete. But we are SO happy with how it has turned out! When the sun shines through in the evening, it is absolutely radiant.