Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to the year I made jewelry in grad school at SCAD. These two pieces were the most challenging things I’ve ever made – before or since! In front, a pendant with a full sphere that moves freely inside another cut out sphere that wraps around it. In the back, a small box with an irregular round shape with a reticulated lid. Opens and closes smoothly and fits together perfectly. Please excuse the tarnish. They are 25 years old and have never been...
Flashback Friday to when I made #fiberart.

Flashback Friday to when I made #fiberart.

Flashback Friday to when I made fiber art. In Dallas visiting my aunt and uncle who bought this from grad school thesis show. Found and screen printed fabric, antique lace, photographs (of me), gloves, stitched and quilted here and there. Probably one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever made. Maybe I’ll make more one...
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to 1986-87 when I took a few sculpture classes at Oglethorpe University and made this life-sized head that I’ve been lugging around with me for 30 years! #tbt
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to maybe 1992 when I was in grad school at SCAD studying fibers. Block print on fabric. #tbt
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to a bunch of years ago when I made these monotype/screenprint versions of Woman and Her Needs Series of drawings.
#ThrowbackThursday to my first job after grad school

#ThrowbackThursday to my first job after grad school

#ThrowbackThursday to my first job after grad school when I got to draw plants and animals all day and see them printed on t-shirts for the National Audubon Society. Looking for another way to get to draw all day...
my very first watercolor painting

my very first watercolor painting

Throwback Thursday to my very first watercolor painting from high school. It was 1984 and I was 16. Please excuse the glare from the glass it’s framed behind.
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Taking you back to 1992 in #Savannah when I was studying #fiberart at @scaddotedu. I started grad school there in 1991 as a painting major and couldn’t figure out why my professors and other grad students hated my beautiful (I thought) paintings with subtle colors and layers and layers of transparent paint. But they were mostly making constructions out of trash (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) and were of the opinion that if something was beautiful it couldn’t have any real meaning or depth. When I was on the verge of quitting, a professor from the Fibers department came to one of my critiques and said I was simply in the wrong department! I took a tour of the Fibers department and knew she was right. The paintings I was doing already looked like surface design on fabric! I changed my major and learned how to screen print and do block printing on fabric. I learned how to dye and sew fabric and all kinds of other new ways to say what I wanted to say with new materials and techniques! I’m not currently doing fiber art, but the skills I learned stayed with me and inform what I currently do. I still do a lot of detailed pattern and layering in my drawing and encaustic work. First three are printing on fabric, bottom two images are watered down acrylic painted on unprimed canvas....
#tbt to 1985

#tbt to 1985

Throwback Thursday to 1985 and my first “real” painting when I was 16. Acrylic on canvas.
#tbt to 1994

#tbt to 1994

Throwback Thursday to 1994 when I was in grad school studying fiber art at SCAD.