Be gentle with us 2021

Posted on Dec 28, 2020 in Blog
Be gentle with us 2021

This year was a hot mess. I know you are well aware but when I look back on my 2020 plans I made in 2019, I have to remind myself that EVERYTHING changed near the beginning of 2020. So when I examine my goals and how I lived and worked this past year it’s through […]

Common Grounds: Studies with Coffee, Tea, & Paint

Posted on Nov 16, 2020 in Blog
Common Grounds: Studies with Coffee, Tea, & Paint

What if I painted with coffee and tea? That’s the question I was asking myself as I started this series. It’s a little bit of collage and a whole lot of layered color. These new pieces are now available in my shop just in time for your holiday shopping!             […]

My activism and my art

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 in Blog
My activism and my art

Some version of this post has been rolling around in my head for a while now. I’ve struggled with how to articulate what I need to say. The deep things of my heart are sometimes too deep to express; I paint because it is easier for me to say those things with color. Words are […]

You know what? My work last week was awesome.

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 in Blog
You know what? My work last week was awesome.

The push and pull of posting work online is that there is the feeling that greater intrinsic value is assigned to work that gets more likes. Even as I know this not true in the least, I fall under the spell of likes sometimes anyway. Last week was no exception. I posted some real bangers […]

Why do I art journal?

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 in Blog
Why do I art journal?

A friend asked me this question on Facebook last week and I loved it so much I wanted to share it, and my response (which I’ve expanded with pics and additional thoughts), here. I have a question about this type of art, and trying to understand it better. In my head, art is something that […]

Birthday Week Inspirations

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 in Blog
Birthday Week Inspirations

It’s my birthday week! Turing 48 has me feeling some big feels. Looking toward 50 is both daunting and liberating. Daunting because where the heck did the past 25 years go?!!??? Liberating because I feel I am the most fully me I’ve ever been. So since it’s my birthday week, I’ve gathered a few things […]

It’s Monday. Again.

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in Blog
It’s Monday. Again.

Need a little visual inspiration to get you going today? Here’s a selection of PINK things I’ve curated from my Instagram feed for you… View this post on Instagram Makin’ postcards! 💌 #snailmailrevival #watercolorwordart #snailmaillove #watercolor #homemadepostcards #artypostcards #southernwomanartist #artistsofalabama #createeveryday #papertreasures #littlescrapsofpaper #creativewomen #lifeofanartist A post shared by ✨ m i s t y […]

Monday Inspo 2

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 in Blog
Monday Inspo 2

Last week I posted some uplifting pieces of art and I got a lot of positive feedback so I decided to do it again. I always think I don’t do a lot of Bible verses or Christian references but that is super wrong. I do it ALL THE TIME. Clearly, writing those things down and […]

Everything is a lot right now

Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Blog
Everything is a lot right now

Everything is a lot right now. I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of days. Everything is a lot and it’s happening all at once. What can we do? I’ve been thinking about that a lot too since I’m at home all the time now. I’ve done some online volunteer work for different groups. […]

Women’s Work Lowe Mill Talk

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 in Blog
Women’s Work Lowe Mill Talk

Today I had the pleasure of talking about my show Women’s Work at Lowe Mill.

Getting Ready for my Lowe Mill Show

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Blog
Getting Ready for my Lowe Mill Show

Getting ready for an art show during a pandemic is something else. It is a place to magnify all of the uncertainties of the time and at the same time remind me what is most important. I spent the first few weeks not working on the show pieces. I was just trying to keep my […]

Rest Art Journal Spread

Posted on Apr 25, 2020 in Blog
Rest Art Journal Spread

Working in my art journal today. I decided to take on this tweet from the Nap Ministry. Rest is a beautiful resistance. It disrupts the lie that we aren’t doing enough. We are enough. — The Nap Ministry (@TheNapMinistry) April 20, 2020 I deeply enjoy The Nap Ministry. Their tweets always resonate but this one […]

The Gate to Imagination Collection

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Blog
The Gate to Imagination Collection

I treat my Etsy shop as my own private gallery space. I present a new curated collection of my work each quarter featuring 10-20 original works of art priced between $20-200. Some will be brand new and some will be older, but all will fit within the chosen theme. These sixteen works on paper and […]

Season of Habit flip through

Posted on Dec 14, 2019 in Blog
Season of Habit flip through

Finishing this journal was very so good! I started it in a flurry and then trailed off working on it while I dedicated all my energies to the Sand and Sea and Sky collection. After I finished the collection, I moved into Year End Review and 2020 Planning. And then I rested for a bit. […]

Well hello there, 2020

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 in Blog
Well hello there, 2020

Another year zooming by me. I remember from being small my grandma talking about how fast the years go by as you get older. I feel that a whole lot this year. In November and December I make space for myself to do recap of the previous year and plan for the coming year. My […]

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