Girl Meets Art

the evolution of a visual artist



Who needs a canvas?

Don’t tell Home Depot, but those big juicy paint swatches make most excellent grounds for quick paintings. I am a color fanatic. I can recall as a child spending hours… Continue reading →

The best-laid plans…

In anticipation of a painting and collage workshop with Holly Roberts at Arrowmont, I pinned, printed, jotted down ideas in a sketchbook, and otherwise tried to plan ahead. I was… Continue reading →

Circles-Lines: The freedom of structure

On Christmas Day 2015, I uploaded my final piece in my 100 Days of Patterns Mashups, a fabric collage incorporating a Christmas tree. Technically, it was the 101st piece, completed… Continue reading →

All that jazz

I’ve been really digging into the whole concept of combining sewing, fabric, paper, and ephemera into collage. In fact,

The good, the bad, and the ugly

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about beauty and ugliness. Historically, I have consistently struggled with wanting all my art to look “beautiful”: to have every detail just so, all… Continue reading →

Mom’s bingo dress

When I was a child, my Mom and my aunt Josephine used to take me to our parish church to play Bingo. They both really got into the game, each… Continue reading →


My father worked as a laborer at the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna, NY, for 30 years, It was a dirty, hard job. He worked in various parts of the… Continue reading →

Making hay

By the time I usually travel to Penland, in late August, it is well past the time to see bales of hay in the meadow facing the dining hall. But… Continue reading →

Dispatches from Climacterica

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the last week of August taking a workshop, “Illustrating the Personal Narrative” at the Penland School. I began the week with… Continue reading →

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