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richmond, virginia
i am a mixed media artist and art teacher. collage and paint and fabric all get me going. i live in richmond, va.., with my wonderful husband and three cats.
Interests: paper, paint, fabric, bookbinding, cats, fruit, watching movies, having adventures with my husband, so much more....
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Wheeee! Well, it’s way past the day to announce my Soul Food giveaway winner, but I know you understand. I have lots to say and show & tell, art-wise, but I’ll save it for another day and cut to the chase: The lucky winner of 6+ months of mixed media... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at hearts and needles
jessica! paint and pencil!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2013 on sketchbook wednesday at hearts and needles
Have you heard about Soul Food? It’s the creative brainchild of Mystele, Heather, and Jeanette. A course in mixed media art that lasts over 26(!!) weeks, with heart and soul, and recipes, to boot! The teacher line-up is pretty amazing. What I love most about it is the variety of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at hearts and needles
Had a little fun in my art journal tonight. My friend Kate inspired me to start posting my sketchbook wednesdays again, so this is for her! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at hearts and needles
thanks, shelley!
in the shop I have been wanting to experiment with printables in my etsy shop, and made this halloweeny witch - sort of last minutey. Just to try it out. If you like to cut stuff out and have some of those little brads, then it might be for you.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at hearts and needles
Sometimes you swap collage materials with another artist - someone you’ve never met in real life, but whose art you really love. Yes, and you get a bunch of cool papers and collage fodder. And sometimes you get this: This isn’t going into a collage or any other art. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at hearts and needles
thank you so very much, Jan! It makes me happy to think of them hanging out in your cozy kitchen!
(sold) it’s always fascinating to me how some ideas come together lickety-split, and some ideas need a whole lot of time to simmer. Both of these happen for me a lot, and I’m still not totally sure what it is that makes the difference…. Sometimes I think an idea slow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at hearts and needles
here's a peep at some paper mache i just sent off to Revival in Akron, Ohio. they're flat wall plaques, painted and some cut paper collage. i had a great time making these. summer was too busy, and i had barely a moment for art making. i made these after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at hearts and needles
thanks, shelley! i appreciate your kind words. love your artwork, too!! i think there were lots of wonderful artists who didn't make the cut - alas! it was fun trying!
earlier this summer, the wonderful lilla rogers ran a global talent search contest. the goal was to wow her and her panel of awesome folks into representing you. i love the artists lilla rogers reps and, though i had no realistic hopes of winning, i entered. the contestants had to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at hearts and needles
hello, september! i’ve been waiting for you, autumn lover that i am. you’re a little too hot, right now, here in virginia. i’ll give it a few more days…. oh, where did the summer go? i’ll tell you..... teaching a lot of giant paper mache to kids. who made things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at hearts and needles
happy june! it's nice to be here. maybe i'll stick around. life - it gets busy, right? i wonder how people who blog regularly - religiously, even - manage to keep it going, despite their also busy lives... make it a habit, right? don't overthink it. make it a priority.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at hearts and needles
Just hanging with the cats and making art and thinking about my blog....... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at hearts and needles
Whoops! meant to announce this yesterday, but.......didn't! thanks again to everyone who let me know what they like(or don't like) about spring. i like spring fever, which i invariably get. i was reading up on seasonal affective disorder recently, and was surprised to read that "spring fever" is an aspect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at hearts and needles
giveaway winners! more chance to win something, just because i love you! thanks so much to everyone who read my blog last week, and commented. it means a lot to me to know you care and that you like my work! i’m glad to get the chance to share... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at hearts and needles
Thanks for joining me here this week! i hope you’ve been inspired to look at your own accomplishments - no matter how small - and celebrate them. if you are an artist or maker of any sort, i think just making time to make your thing is worthy of celebrating.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at hearts and needles
about a year and a half ago, a friend asked me if i was interested in doing some illustration work. she had been talking to a design firm about illustrating an annual report they were producing and, though she wanted to do it, the timing wasn’t right for her and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at hearts and needles
Dream come true, for real. After my show, i started working on papier mache more, and it was fun. it’s my medium, i think - so wonky and whimsical. and i started working on putting myself out there a little more. One of my goals was to be published in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at hearts and needles
i am *so* ready for spring. and snow is in the cards for tomorrow. your photos are my temporary respite until our own spring comes (here in virginia). thanks!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2013 on spring on the way at pamgarrison
I had a solo art show last June. first ever. yep, didn’t make a single mention of it on my blog then, so now is the time. quirk gallery is the cutest place you’ll set foot in in richmond. it’s a gallery and a curated shop of awesomeness. it’s a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at hearts and needles
This week, I'm celebrating my achievements and bringing the love. I’ve been often do we really look at what we’ve accomplished and celebrated it? the answer: not nearly often enough! i realized this recently and it got me pondering. as an artist, i am constantly figuring things out and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at hearts and needles
Next week is going to be a fun on here on my blog! Lots of stuff happening - a lil party, so to speak. Come by to learn more about me, what's been happening, and oh, yeah: i have 3 giveaways planned. You probably don't want to miss it! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at hearts and needles
thank you, kate! i am inspired - also loving your sketchbook lately!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2013 on blooming & growing forever at hearts and needles