September 9th, 2014 | No Comments | Conversation
Every time I create a new means of sharing my art with the world, there is a steep learning curve. I have to figure out everything – like where and how to affordably print a hardcover book; how to create a box that will hold a deck of cards and a book side-by-side; or how to design and market an app – and it always takes longer than anyone expects.
So, it is with great relief and even greater excitement, that ..read more
May 16th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Conversation, Papier-Mache Creatures
If you’ve been following along in this photo essay of the creation of one of my papier-maché birds, you’ve seen the sketching phase and the sculpting phase, which brings us up to the painting phase! (If you missed the sketching & sculpting phases, those posts immediately precede this one.)
My imagination goes wild during the sketching phase, but it is in this final phase that I get to fully bring my vision into the world. This is when I add color, ..read more
April 26th, 2013 | No Comments | Conversation, Papier-Mache Creatures
This is the second post in my photo essay on the evolution of one of my papier-mache birds. If you missed the first installment, which showed the sketching I did as I was planning this piece, you can see it here.
The images in this post show the process of building the bird’s form and covering the body with the initial coat of paint.
As always, I welcome questions! Please leave me a comment below.
I’ll be back next week with photos of ..read more
April 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Conversation
Late in 2012, I was preparing for my solo show at Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill and I began creating papier-mache birds to hang from the ceiling. You can see some examples of my finished work in my Gallery. The birds have become quite popular, and I am enjoying them so much that I thought it might be fun to show you the process I go through in creating one.
Because there are many phases in the creation process, I ..read more
January 27th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Conversation
On a recent Saturday morning, I had an opportunity to introduce Savannah Blue and her sisters to a group of children in Chapel Hill, and it was so much fun!
Glee Kids in University Mall on Franklin Street, a wonderful children’s shop that specializes in clothing and gifts for babies and kids 0 to 8 years old, has created a cozy reading corner in the store that showcases great books for kids. The owner, Melissa Russell, has begun a new program ..read more