Thursday, December 26, 2019

 Making kites — Onslow Beach is the place where I first learned to love the ocean.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

My first art award — kindergarten, circa 1992. The concept was something about my dog, stuffed animals, and my invisible self flying in an airplane. First place in photography. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019


Humility and the Things We Cannot Change. Mixed Media (watercolor, ink, image transfers, record, glitter, gold leaf, gouache, and marker) on Arches paper. 2019. 

About a year ago, I started developing scotomas (blind spots) in my vision. I’ve been to a bunch of doctors (and spent a bunch of money) and I still don’t have an explanation for why I keep developing the retinal lesions that cause these spots. As a person who needs to create in order to feel purposeful (and I do this most fluently with my eyes) this situation plunged me into a pit of anxiety and despair. I’ve tried to shift my mindset to practice gratitude and try to take things day by day, which is all we really have anyway.