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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2020 Wrap Up

Well, this looks like a bit of a mess and honestly like an artist without direction, BUT that is what learning and searching for a unique style looks like. If you look at an artists work and can immediately recognize their personal style, they likely have an equal amount of work that has been ...

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Conceptual Series: Depression

I have been working on a conceptual series addressing an outsiders view of Depression (total of 5 pieces). Note, I am not depressed and I do not have a direct loved one who is depressed, but the next layer of my circle has lost two people to this very sad mental illness. The loss has been on my mind ...

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