Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Prospect 1

A few images from Prospect 1 in New Orleans. These were taken at the Old US Mint.

Deborah Luster

Beatriz Milhazes

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing You a Beautiful Day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cool Building

This is next door to the Metal Museum.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Commissioned Painting: Green Shoes

I recently completed a commissioned painting. Here's the process:

This is the sketch that I worked from.

This is the very faint drawing I did on paper - it's a multimedia paper stretched and gessoed onto a board. (click on it to see it better)

Early on - just trying to cover the whole surface area, as that is how we University of Memphis BFA's roll.

Finished painting. I'm quite happy with it. I think the art world at large should wholeheartedly embrace the cute factor.

The aftermath in my studio.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Dedication

Rugby Gates in Frayser by Gregg Schlanger

Here's Gregg and his girls playing the piano at the Brushmark at the Brooks Museum

And Gregg and family in front of one of Rugby Gates' 2 20-foot-tall columns

Friday, December 12, 2008

Artwork Dedication, Dishes and Jello

We had a dedication event yesterday for this incredible mosaic by Kristi Duckworth at White Station Middle School.

Then I gave Kristi some dishes. T and I recently got new dishes, and I found I was too attached to my old ones to put them in the garbage. I think it's because we've had them for the entire 17 years we've lived together, so they symbolize the domesticity we instantly found and have happily maintained for 17 years. Now those few chipped dishes will live for eternity in a mosaic!

Speaking of 17 years of happy domesticity, I came across a Jello version of the building T and I got married in by Liz Hickok.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Art Sunday

Yesterday I went to the open house at the Metal Museum, did a little bit of Christmas shopping, and saw the current show, Contemporary Cast Iron. This is by Michael Bonadio from Birmingham, AL.

Then I went to the P&H Artbazaar, organized by the Full-Smart Dwayne Butcher, and saw some of Lauren Rae Holtermann's Memphis Arts Trading Cards - go take a look - they are all fantastic! Here's the one of me.

It was taken from a picture that Click (Daily) took of me in my studio.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sweetgrass Baskets

from the open air market in Charleston, SC

Diner Mural

Boulevard Diner in Mount Pleasant, SC

Friday, December 5, 2008


Myrtle Beach, SC

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Feast

This painting was accepted into a show called "The Feast" at Pittsburg State University in February.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Day

Visited Central High School to see about a public art project there. It's a beautiful old school with some lovely old features.

Got the new issue of Number Magazine.

Bought some paint.

Sombrero Architecture

also from South of the Border, in South Carolina

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Giant Pedro

from the border of the Carolinas

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Love This Artist

Camilla Engman - wish I could go to Sweden and see her exhibit!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Talk at U of M

On Thursday I gave a talk about writing proposals for calls-to-artists at a foundations class at the University of Memphis. I had forgotten how messy art classrooms are.

Walking through the halls that I spent soooo many years in, I remembered how frustrating art school was - having some knowledge but not enough to fully articulate whatever I was trying to get across, while still figuring out what I was trying to get across.

But then I saw some students pulling raku pots out of a fire, and I remembered how much fun it was, too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Inspiring Trip, Part 5

Rowan Oaks, home of William Faulkner, Oxford, MS.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Inspiring Trip, Part 4

Church outside of Greenwood, MS, where Robert Johnson might be buried.