Common Core

Common Core
12'x8' acrylic paint on 500 recycled assignments

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Flight or fight


 When my anxiety starts to kick into overdrive, what do I do?

I paint.

Does this make me feel better?

No.

But now I have something cool to look at after 😎.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Sterling Heights Public Library



 Had so much fun on this project, located in the teen section of the Sterling Heights Public Library! I was asked to design and install a #mural for this spot, but I thought I could use this as an opportunity to give back to my community ;-) 

Instead, I volunteered to #design and map out the image on the wall, and the librarians signed up teens as long as they participated in the Summer Reading Program. The Sterling Heights Arts Commission paid for the paint and brushes. 

My hopes were to encourage and inspire Sterling Heights teens to explore public art, and pick up a book ;-)

Librarian Kat finished off the center! Didn't they all do a great job?!? 


Friday, September 24, 2021

#upcycle #jacket with #VanGogh #StarryNight theme

 




So I guess now I customize and #upcycle clothes? Here's a short clip of what I did and how I did it!

 https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRsUpL23/


Monday, September 13, 2021

BIG news this week!!

I have been holding onto this secret ALL summer and now I can share it the BIG news!!!
While painting, "Trail Blazer," on #VentimigliaItalianFoods in #SterlingHeights, I was also illustrating a #picturebook! What kind of picture book? 
... Well, I thought it was very interesting...
It's an alphabet book about #Presidential #pets, going back to #President #Washington !! 
And there's more... the #authors really went above and beyond with their research. They are #journalists after all! They discovered and was granted permission for me to print out articles and letters about the presidents who are mentioned. I glued the copies and created the illustrations over these authentic pieces of history. 
I am so glad Janis Campbell and Cathy Collision reached out to me for this project. It's been an incredible journey with these two, but I feel like we're just getting started.
If you're in the #GrandRapids area during #ArtPrize this year, you can see the original #paintings on display at the #AtwaterBrewery located on the corner of #Michigan and Monroe Avenue. 
This book is truly a book for all ages! A lot of nuggets of information to hunt for.




 


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sneak peak #TrailBlazer


Thought I would share a snippet of what I am currently working on in #SterlingHeights , #Michigan. I love the layers of #green swirl about as the orange slices through! 

#cleanlines #freehand (yeah, a few people asked me this the last few days). #SherwinWilliams #MacombCounty #streetart #publicart #art #artist #muralist

Friday, June 25, 2021

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

As we all know, COVID-19 put the world on hold. Everything has been cancelled, to save lives and to slow the virus. One of the many celebrations that was cancelled, was celebrating our 2020 graduating class. My heart broke for my niece when the news was official: no prom, no senior party, no commencement ceremony, nothing. So yesterday, I woke up extra early, grabbed my chalk and my kiddos, and headed to my niece's house and chalked up this message to celebrate her:


I chalked up the roller derby girl and my kids did the lettering :-) We were out of there before my niece woke up -total surprise! So if you have a friend or family member graduating during this time of uncertainty, grab some chalk. Tag their sidewalk, or driveway, or leave a note to let them know they are celebrated for their hard work.