Boro Art Crawl

Tonight is the inaugural art crawl in Murfreesboro. I will be showing at Sugaree's Boutique and at Two-Tone Art Gallery. Come by and see some awesome local artwork! 


Wild Arts Day

Two pieces, Sing & Sting, will be on display at the Wild Arts Day Festival today. Go see some animal arts and make some things in the forest!


A Circus Affair

A simple 3D encaustic piece. I collaged the images of the circus family in the background. Then I added black and white encaustic paints, tissue paper dots, thread, and the little horse. Colorful and fun, I want to make more like this. 

Folk 'N Art Festival

This weekend was the Folk 'N Art Festival at Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro. Aside from the ungodly heat, it was a very pleasant experience. I loved meeting other local artists and I sold a fair bit of work. It was surprisingly hard to let some of those pieces go, but I do hope they've found a home with people who love them. A lot of people took a card, so if you are here from that, I also encourage you to find me on face book at Eclectic Etc. to see updates. You can also share pictures of my works in your home and let me know how they're working out for you! Thanks to everyone who came by and everyone who's been supporting me. Hopefully I'll see you all at other art fairs coming this fall!
Here are some pictures from my booth. Come see it in person next time. ;)


Untitled Mouse Piece

A small piece to share today. Anyone who knows me may have noticed that I have a new job teaching at an elementary school. While that is great, it does mean that the past month has been summer camps and getting ready for next year. I do plan to make more pieces this week in preparation for the Folk N' Art Fest next weekend. 

This work is a piece of bark, book page, wax, and various metal bits with a mouse skull.

No deep meaning, just a study of color and texture.



Another work for Two-Tone Gallery's June Dinosaur show. This is the Florasaurus. 

It is an encaustic collage with a drawn dinosaur, paper scraps, flowers and encaustic paint. 

And a picture for size reference. My biggest encaustic collage so far. 



This piece was made for the Dinosaur show at Two-Tone Gallery for the month of June. For some reason I had collected an amount of plastic dinosaurs and now I am glad that I did. :)

Very simple composition and technique. I wanted the dinos aligned from darkest/earth tones to bright neons. They are mounted on a piece of rusty metal that I saved from tearing my old grill apart a couple of weeks ago. I used a clear encaustic fill to hold them in place.

The title is stamped copper. And that's it; Evolution


This piece is a composition of old toys that I can never seem to place in other pieces. It is difficult to work in colorful plastic objects into works that are often minimalist, neutral, and rusty. So they get their own piece. 

While it is mostly a haphazard composition, I did try to select only objects that had primary colors, skin tones, or black and white to keep things cohesive. 

I also love the shadow play in this top section. It is much more striking in person, so when I get this one up in a gallery you should come see it. 

Enjoy some photos while I struggle to find a title for this piece.


Mal de Mer

This piece is finally finished...why do we procrastinate the things we want to do?
At school a few weeks ago I found one of those lovely old paper world maps, about 5'x3', in the trash. It's ok for art teachers to grab things from the trash, so I snatched it and I am excited to use it on many projects.

For this piece, I cut a bit from the ocean and collaged it into a box. Then I used the swirling technique that I used on Tempus Fugit (I have to remember to take a video next time I do this!) with white encaustic paint to create the "waves" at the bottom before doing a clear fill.  

Then I drew and collaged an old ship on top.

I also added some fishing hooks using a dual-surface fill like it did on the Lux Mentis Lux Orbis piece to hold them in place. (Again, why don't I film these things?) 

I added a few flicks of white encaustic paint to the surface, and that is Mal de Mer, a French phrase for seasickness.


Murfreesboro News Local Art Feature

I am Murfreesboro News' current featured artist for their Love Local section, go check it out. :)


Nashville Tiny Art Gallery #2

Works by various artists to be featured in the Nashville Tiny Art Gallery #2

My piece "Tiny Industry" has been accepted into the Nashville Tiny Art Gallery #2. It will be installed in time for the Nashville Art Crawl this Saturday, May 2nd from 6pm-9pm. Can't give a location, you'll have to use the website to scavenger hunt for it. Also, not sure how long it will be on display, more details to come. :)

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