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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!

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New Year, New Opportunities…

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I am going to try to be better about notifying when I have work up and around town. But I am not making any promises! Haha. I have stepped up to become the membership chair for the HCAA and that has been keeping me pretty busy. I’ve been creating here and there as well, and have had my work up at Nickel Plate Arts for this past month. I have some exciting opportunities coming up in the next few months that I will share in another post, for now I leave you with this…

People in my art circles often hear that I have six kids, but they don’t usually see them with me. I want to try to get them out to see more of my exhibits in 2020! A few of these kiddos are even more creative and talented than I was at their ages. Makes me excited to see where they will go!

I created this in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment this year!

Shop Local is a Success!

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The weather outside was frightful, but the art inside was SO delightful! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish it had been snowing, but last weekend was a cold, rainy mess! But that didn’t stop many people from stopping by Noble Made and the HCAA pop up gallery on the square!

I had a super fun surprise as I came in to take down my work. There was a couple who had been there for a little while before I got there. And as they saw me beginning to put stuff away, the gentleman says, “Wait! I want to see that one again!” After I hand him my one of my newest pieces (the camera), he smiles and hugs it, saying, “I want it!”

I am thankful to Walt Thacker, a fellow HCAA artist, who captured the sale happening. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was such a bittersweet moment and completely took me off guard. I hadn’t planned to part with that piece so soon, as it was one of my newest favorite pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚ But what a blessing to have someone fall in love with my work!! Guess I will need to begin painting some more vintage cameras in the near future! Haha.

Under $100 Holiday Gift Show

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The HCAA Birdie Gallery is all decked out for the holidays! I have several pieces up on the walls, as well as displayed on shelves throughout the gallery. There are LOTS of beautiful original pieces of artwork, as well as smaller items like bookmarks, greeting cards, and hand painted ornaments. What a great way to have original art from professional artists!! Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 1-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Feel free to stop by and take a look!

Another Art Demonstration!

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This is super last minute, but if you happen to be free, I will be at the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel TODAY from 12-1pm! I was contacted earlier this year and asked to do an art demonstration as part of their celebrations of creativity and craftsmanship series. I still haven’t decided whether I will paint with acrylics or use my soft pastels. Though I am leaning toward the pastels for their ease of use and clean up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Winning Awards!!

Wow! What an experience last night was! This was my first time entering into a photography contest. There were so many wonderful, beautiful, and unique pieces on display. So needless to say, I was humbled and honored to have won awards for all three of my entries! I also enjoyed doing a live demonstration during the event. Below are the pieces I entered, and also some photos from the event, thanks to my sister.

I chose to do some paintings of cameras in the honor of the Open Lens exhibit!
“I See Your True Colors” won Best of Show!
“Feeling Trapped” won 1st place in the B&W category!
This is the first acrylic piece I have done in a LONG time. Felt good to get the paints out again! And yes, this 8x8in acrylic on canvas is still available ($75), as well as prints, starting at $20! Contact me if you are interested!

Exhibits, Galas, Demos, Oh MY!

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I am excited to be one of two artists that will be doing live demonstrations THIS Friday (October 4th) at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville, from 6:30-8:30pm! It also just so happens to be the annual Open Lens Photography exhibit and contest! And I entered three pieces into this year’s exhibit. There are a lot of seriously AMAZING entries. I look forward to seeing which ones earned ribbons during the awards ceremony at 7pm on Friday!! If you’d like to see my photos and also watch me work, please stop by!! In the spirit of this month’s exhibit, I decided to do a small (5x7in) piece of a camera. This framed original will be available Friday.

Two weeks ago, I was honored as a nominee for Artist of the Year at the Nickel Plate Arts Gala. What a wonderful experience that was!! And what a fun, dressy date night with my husband! ๐Ÿ™‚

Solo Exhibit!!!

I am officially the worst blogger in the world! Haha. I have so many things going on that I am doing my best to simply keep my head above water these days!

Photo courtesy of my son, Isaac.

THIS WEEK, I have three pieces up at the Carmel Library as part of the HCAA annual exhibit. Iโ€™ve already sold a few prints and others have sold some originals too! The exhibit is open during library business hours. I will be hosting the gallery on Wednesday evening from 5-9pm. Feel free to stop by and see me!!

Also, I have my very first SOLO exhibit THIS month and the opening reception is THIS FRIDAY!!!! Details below: