What the Muck?!

What the Muck?!

Muck and lots of it. That’s what we found when we drained our backyard koi pond for some spring cleaning. We also found a family of ducks, a cat, and a turtle (ornamental of course), that have taken a dive over the years. The fish hung out in large tubs for most of the day, […]

Word. the power of Poetry

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Inspiration, Teaching, Workshops | 6 Comments
Word. the power of Poetry

Words matter. what we say, and how we say it. and on Friday, March 17 (the very day that White House released their proposed budget cuts that will axe the National Endowment for the Arts, and Public Radio to name just a couple,  Delaware State’s poets laureates Twin Poets, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills, brought light, […]

Dream Big; YoungMoms Brunch 2017

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Art Events, Inspiration, Workshops | 2 Comments
Dream Big;  YoungMoms Brunch 2017

Dream Big was the theme of this year’s YoungMoms‘ brunch held at The Garage in Kennett Square.   The Garage filled with people, festive gift baskets and raffle items, beautifully set tables, and delicious food, all to support a group near and dear to my heart, YoungMoms. I have worked with this group since its earliest days […]

Peacework at NCCDC

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Collaboration, Inspiration, Workshops | 12 Comments
Peacework at NCCDC

Armed with my laptop, a stack of magazines, a pad of tracing paper, and somewhat of a general idea of what form this session will take with the residents of New Castle County Detention Center, I enter the building. Aimee Ellis, the volunteer coordinator and Debbie Mellor the volunteer yoga teacher are already inside the locked doors. […]

Is Your Fate in the Weight?  hint: do your homework.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Collaboration, sculpture, Teaching, Workshops | 4 Comments
Is Your Fate in the Weight?   hint: do your homework.

This post was originally written almost 6 years ago when I received my first Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant to work with a newly formed group of Young Moms at the Garage in Kennett Square, PA. Since that time my relationship with the YoungMoms Community has grown and developed as have many of the […]

Painting by the Pond 2016

Painting by the Pond 2016

Day #3 of Painting by the Pond 2016. This week long summer workshop, now in its 3rd year has our largest group to date with returning painters who have worked with me before, as well as new people with varying levels of experience in front of an easel. I enjoy working with such a range of styles and experience. My […]

Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Protection. Fashion. Power. Culture. Identity and more… These are just some of the words students came up with during our warm up Word splash exercise for the mask making workshops I am bringing to elementary school students in Delaware through the DIAE (Delaware Institute of Arts in Education.) Using the word Helmet, rather than Mask for this exercise opened up possibilities […]

Book Project with the Mother African Union Church

Book Project with the Mother African Union Church

Stories are the threads that connect us to the past, and to each other. We share our experiences, often overcoming obstacles to find, and become our best selves. This is the motivation behind an exciting project I am honored to be a part of.  As a teaching artist with The Delaware Contemporary I have an extended residency […]

Wrapping up 2015

Wrapping up 2015

Look back at 2015 I see a year of adventures, opportunities, milestones and gifts.  This list is primarily about professional celebrations but what makes them memorable are the relationships that were built or sustained as a result of my practice as an artist. I love making art, I need to make art. It is how I experience the […]

Remains to be Seen in My Drawers

Remains to be Seen in My Drawers

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have found my strength.”  Author Alex Elle.