With Wishes on Wings

With Wishes on Wings

With October winding down on this beautiful windy day I want to acknowledge the journey that my cousin Ellen McVicker and I have been on together with our book Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings. This month marks it’s 10th year out in the world and I want to share this lovely post that Ellen […]

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 […]

Hands on Hands in Handmade Paper

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Collaboration, Teaching | 2 Comments
Hands on Hands in Handmade Paper

From the first time I hogged the vat (agitating the pulp) in graduate school and pulled my first sheet of hand made paper, I was hooked! The endless possibilities for gorgeous sheets of paper made with natural fibers, recycled papers, and imbedded collage material both two and three dimensionally continues to be a part of my studio […]

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 […]

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]

Rock paper scissors in Chinese

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Collaboration, Teaching, Workshops | No Comments
Rock paper scissors in Chinese

without the rocks. Welcome to Chinese I, II and World Exploratory Studies at Newark Charter School in Newark, DE where I am collaborating with teacher Kate Dougherty making Pop Up Books with her students. During this 6 day residency through the Delaware Institute of Arts in Education (DIAE) I am meeting with each class three […]

Flower Power Marketing

Flower Power Marketing

Wilmington Flower Market has a long tradition and has been a social happening in Delaware for 95 years. Honored to be selected to create the artwork for this year, I recently partnered with Kennett High School teacher and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) advisor, Ms. Chanel August and her Social Media and Marketing students. The goal was […]

Working with a Coach: Are you Game?

Working with a Coach: Are you Game?

One of the biggest, and ideally, best investments you may make in your career is to work with a coach. The right person can assist you in evaluating where you are professionally. She can help you focus; identify your strengths, areas you may want or need to grow, offer guidance in developing a game plan that challenges you […]

Red in a Sea of Blues & Grays

Red in a Sea of Blues & Grays

This week calls us to remember those that have served their country with Veterans Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day in Great Britain. This year November 11, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, also known as the Great War. I have difficulty referring to any war as great. As a mother of a […]