Freedom

Sometimes life just takes you in a different direction. If my life were charted out on a map, I would appear to be going in circles and yep, that seems to be simply who I am with art. As I mentioned in my last post, being around painters left me longing to paint, but I simply put too much ...

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The Revolving Door

Over the past decade, I have explored a variety of mediums. I became so focused on finding a medium that would work best for figures, that I hadn’t even considered other subject matter options. Painting has always been my favorite medium, so I am returning to it once again, but my new work will ...

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Contemplation

Well, I have made it to a year in working in Fiber Arts. That is the longest that I have stuck with any medium outside of painting. While I consider that a huge success, unfortunately, being surrounded by amazing painters at Mainframe Studios has given me pause. I have always wanted to be a ...

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Tapestry Work

This is week five of creating larger tapestry work, but I need to figure out how to describe these pieces. My first Mainframe Studios open house was last Friday and I hadn't really put any thought into what to call or how to describe this body of work. TAPESTRY is defined as a piece of thick ...

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Mainframe Studios

Yesterday I picked up the keys to my new studio at Mainframe Des Moines. It was a bittersweet day as I am super excited, but I am not able to move in right away as I hold out for the ever sought after Covid shot. 2020 was a decent year for me personally, it would have been much better if there ...

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