June 9, 2019

At one point I was crippled by the thought of redoing what has been done. It seems like someone somewhere is doing almost exactly what you are. When I made the ceramic underwear I suddenly found other artists making ceramic underwear, one became a friend across the wor...

June 9, 2019

This series is gaining momentum. I've been researching the history of ceramics and finding deeper meaning. I've thought a lot about typical items found in our homes: objects that were trendy or must haves, showed elevated status or maintaining the status quo, mundane o...

April 15, 2019

People say stupid shit, hurtful shit, and demeaning shit. Sometimes they know they're doing it and other times it's so normalized that they don't even understand the impact. Children hear this shit and a lot is said directly to them.

If you haven't watched 48 subtly sex...

April 15, 2019

I'm working on teapots, taking classes from master potter, Leon Nichols to improve my craftsmanship because at the end of the day I still have a respect for doing things well. Artists today can skimp on craftsmanship. It's no longer necessary to spend forever recreatin...

January 15, 2019

This is a week of finishing things. Physically handling some of my unfinished pieces seems to have triggered inspiration. A vintage dress I bought last year in a very faded yellow informed me it could easily be dyed with turmeric. It was right and I was able to match t...

January 14, 2019

It was laying there for months, in pieces. I used some epoxy to get it back together but the other side didn't quite match up. There was a beauty to it though. The bisque ceramic texture has been growing on me. It has an innocence to it, potential, almost a virginity....

January 10, 2019

I 've been focusing on improving my craft which is directly tied to patience. I'm impatient by nature. I want to see a piece done. Once I have it sorted out, I begin to lose interest. This creates much unfinished work and skills almost mastered. Jane of all trades, mas...

January 2, 2019

While all this painting has been going on, my sculpture mind has been fermenting. I mull over things. I sit. I wait. I'm following several threads of thought in my sculpture and sometimes after some mulling I abandon them before I get too deep into it, literally someti...

January 1, 2019

I notice every painting starts with fear for me. My inner critic is pretty harsh when it comes to painting. I envision her looking like Otto Dix’s portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden blowing cigarette smoke at me as she tells me my work is shit. Strangely, I don’t...

October 16, 2018

Apparently you aren't supposed to pursue too many different mediums, it makes you look unfocused. Unless you are a "great artist" preferably male and then you can break all the rules. I don't care. I can only sculpt so much and then I need to take a break. I can only p...

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