Venus Rising 2018

April 17, 2018
Three of my ink drawings were shown at the annual Venus Rising show at Tangent Gallery this past Saturday, April 14th from 7PM-11PM. This show honors women in the arts!
 

the WOMEN show !

February 26, 2018
Two of my ink drawings will be on display at the Women Show this coming Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Carr Center in downtown Detroit. Come out and celebrate women in Detroit!

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Miracles

February 19, 2018
Thanks to the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy I am now a published comic artist. "Miracles" is a short non-fiction story about my experiences with animals in nature and specifically about an experience with a doe who helped me cope with the loss of my Grandma. Below is the first page of the story. You can read the rest here: http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/blog/miracle-animal-interactions-in-nature


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Artworks 2017 Art Auction for Matrix Human Services

October 25, 2017
The Artworks Detroit 2017 Auction occurred on Friday, October 13th at the College for Creative Studies Taubman Center in the New Center neighborhood, a block from the historic Fisher Building. The event raised $90,000 for Matrix Human Services, a not-for-profit helping Detroit families and neighborhoods thrive. They also offer support services for those living with and who are most at risk for HIV/AIDS. 

The Auction occurs annually and this was my second time donating to and experiencing the e...
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Auspicious Senses

August 17, 2017
Shubh Krt picked us up in Chicago's Loop near the Picasso sculpture. He pulled up in a car and inside he had colorful, dangling trim pinned along his ceiling perimeter. A green buddha hung from the rear view mirror. Bright, shiny ornamental pillows, thin for sitting on, rested in the backseat. I felt a calm excitement entering this space.

I introduced my husband and myself to Shubh Krt and asked him his name. Shubh said his name means "auspicious" in hindi-and Krt, "the senses." He talked qui...
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ARC Gallery SHOUT! Opening Reception 7-21-17

July 12, 2017
My artwork, "The Unforgetting Heart: Calming Insight of Ourselves" will be shown at ARC Gallery's, Shout!, exhibition. If you're in or around the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago, go check it out!



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the Unforgetting Heart | Calming Insight of Ourselves

June 15, 2017

The Unforgetting Heart | Calming Insight of Ourselves
Mixed Media: Acrylic, Ink, Watercolor on Heavyweight Paper
36" x 24"
2017

In honor of Earth's most precious treasures, I have painted 77 circles and have drawn Earth's most endangered animals, humans, trees, waters and national heritage sites within them. The circles can be read vertically, descending-- beginning in the top left.

1. Cuyahuga River - USA

2. Emperor Penguin - Antarctica

3. Yanomami Tribe - Brazil

4. Lake...


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My Mom's Birthday Invitations

May 21, 2017


My Mom turned 60 on May 11, 2017 and my cousin, Jack, graduated from the University of Charleston May 13th. The entire weekend was filled with the joy of celebrating milestones with family. My Mom asked me to make some dinner party invites, so we went to the Paper Source, where she picked out the hot pinks/gold background paper. I painted tulips because they are my Mom's favorite flower. 

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The Golden Dragon Weeping Willow Tree

May 21, 2017


The Weeping Willow is known for its flexibility, Adaptability, and Resiliency. The tree thrives under pressure, living in difficult conditions--weathering storms by bending branches to the ground but not snapping. A willow's breaking point extends beyond measure. It is a tree that teaches with "go with the flow" wisdom. It's long branching strands: protect, disguise, inspire and sooth. 

I created this spirit tree for a patron who I've yet to meet in person but who feels like family. Her name i...
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Philadelphia Wedding Map - Christina & Mario

March 27, 2017



My cousin, Christina, got married in Philadelphia to who is now her husband, Mario. They were married in the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center this past Saturday, March 25, 2016. I had been asked to create some visual information for their guests' gift bags, so I translated that into making a map of Christina and Mario's favorite Philly sites.

The shuttle information was important because I had been asked specifically to include two sets of shuttle times divided evenly between the two hotels...
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Excerpted Images from my Graphic Novel

March 7, 2017



I received a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and my thesis consisted of the first 50 pages of my graphic novel. Once I graduated from school, I became married, moved to the Detroit Metro area and started a family. I finally feel ready to continue work on this novel and here are two excerpted images.

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Some Things in Life Cannot be Fixed. They can Only be Carried.

February 5, 2017

This painting I have been working on most recently and only just today (February 5, 2017) finished is about moving on by accepting what is and carrying it with you. Through this acceptance comes the growth that we resist in the beginning but ultimately come to crave. The piece was commissioned by a woman named Dana who lost her fiance one year ago and who had lost her father as a young woman of 21. She had originally wanted a tattoo to commemorate them- two birds, a cardinal and a bluejay-car...

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