Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The tooth fairy

It's been a crazy week and I've been an extraordinarily bad blogger but I am hoping to post some new work soon.

On Friday, I noticed a small pimple above my youngest son's tooth. A year and a half ago he fell, while running and playing, hitting his tooth and almost knocking it out. We went back and forth to the dentist's office for a few months following the injury, trying to save the tooth. I was told to check regularly for what would appear to be a pimple on the gum above his tooth. This would signal that the nerve had died and an infection was present. Apparently this process can take some time, if it is going to happen at all. Well the day finally came last Friday and I knew then our fate was sealed. I can honestly say I thought way too much about how losing his tooth would affect his appearance. I'm embarrassed to say it, it's trite and clearly superficial but the boy is so darn cute and I know we will wait roughly five years for the adult tooth to arrive.

Without further ado... I give to you, the extraction.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jenna Hill - Living in the Now

The wonderful and talented Ms. Jenna Hill has kindly featured me on her blog today.

Living in the Now

While you're visiting her site, please check out the content of her earlier posts, which are always insightful. I also highly recommend watching Jenna's thesis film, Project Jerusalem.

Jenna Hill is a filmmaker currently living in NY and working at HBO.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Celebrating the SPE Women's Caucus in Atlanta

I want to share with you, and all of the artists that couldn't make it to the show, a few shots from the SPE Women's Caucus Exhibition I've been working on for the last year. The show opened at the Trois Gallery on the campus of SCAD - Atlanta, and I couldn't have been more pleased and proud of how it turned out. The show is scheduled to travel to Northlight Gallery on the campus of Arizona State University at the end of this month. I'm hoping to find another venue or two between now and next year.

Thanks to Mr. Jason DeMarte for allowing me to use his camera to take these shots.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SPE in Atlanta

I will be traveling to Atlanta tomorrow to attend the annual SPE conference. (Hmmm... 9:28 PM - I should probably pack soon.) This years conference is important to me for a few different reasons. First, my graduate school committee chair is the honored educator of the year. Second, I'm excited to be reviewing student portfolios on Friday. And finally, I am honored to have been part of coordinating the SPE Women's Caucus exhibition which is opening at the Trois Gallery in Atlanta.

So if you're going to be at SPE in Atlanta, make sure you find me and say hello.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Print Auction - please read this entire post if you can

A Child's Lifetime in Fast-Forward

This is Aaron :)

I want to share with you a story, but it's not my story, this story belongs to another family.

Before I do that though, I want to get to the point of this post. I am
auctioning off one of my prints, to raise money for a family I care about deeply, so please keep reading and consider placing a bid. 100% of the money raised in this auction will go directly to the family.

Print Up for Auction

Scott and Cheryl Shepard's son was diagnosed with a fatal form of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was three. Aaron is now ten. Choosing quality of life over quantity, this fall they decided to wean Aaron off of his meds after his mind was starting to fail him. The meds had been slowing down the deterioration of his muscles, allowing him to walk but the side effect of the medication for Aaron was aggressive behavior and the deterioration of his mind. The problem with that scenario is THIS BOY IS BRILLIANT and loosing his mental capabilities was not an option for him. Together with his parents and the DMD specialist, Aaron chose to reverse the scenario: being present mentally. Within months he was in a wheelchair and now his future looks bright and creative but it will be short.

So the fast-forward button on Aaron's life was hit the day he was conceived but TIME WON'T STAND STILL for him. Friends and family members are coming together to raise money to help his family make Aaron's life more comfortable and allow him to continue to enjoy life.

You can read more about his story on his father's blog to understand this disease and what the money will be used for. Aaron and his little sister both have blogs too, which are awesome. You can find all of these links by clicking here and looking on the left side of the page.


Please consider sharing this post with friends, donating by bidding on my print or going directly to the fundraising page and donating. 100 % of all of the money collected will go directly to Aaron's family to help pay for the tremendous expenses.

Thank You.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fraction Magazine, Issue 24

A huge thank you to Fraction's David Bram for including me in Issue 24 of Fraction Magazine. I'm honored to be featured in this Month's issue with artists Leon Alesi, Steven Beckly, Bootsy Holler and Antone Dolezal.

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