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Thankfulness.

We live such an abundantly blessed and privileged life in this country, something it seems to be all too easy to take for granted.  We find ourselves complaining when our cell phone battery dies, whining about work and how long it takes for the hard working barista to serve up our Starbucks. Waaaaahhhh!!!  When I […]

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Where Women Create Cover

Words just cannot express how I felt when I walked into Barnes and Noble and saw my creative space, my little world, on the COVER of Where Women Create Magazine! Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine nourishes souls and motivates creative processes. I’ll never forget what Jo Packham told […]

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Palette Life Series

With “falling” back an hour today, we’ve turned the corner and are officially into fall!  What we begin to lose in daylight we gain in crisp air and cozy evenings.  In this new series, Palette Life, I’ll be sharing mood boards based on my paintings.  I often use what could be described as an “autumnal […]

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Design*Sponge Feature

Recently I was contacted by Design*Sponge to do a blog feature for a sneak peak tour of my farmhouse and studio. In case you have been under a rock lately, Design*Sponge is a popular design blog run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney and her team of editors. It is dedicated to sharing the best of […]

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Is Life Imitating Art?

We artists can be heavily influenced by our surroundings. Often you can see a shift in our work with a simple change of scene. My work is not only shaped by my experiences growing up on my family’s farm in rural Alabama, but by the life my husband and I have cultivated for our family […]

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How a Country Road can take me Home

September is an odd little month, isn’t it? The kiddos go back to school, summer isn’t quite over, yet Fall has yet to really begin. The still warm and long days and cooler nights are perfect for taking a country road trip! Winding down dirt roads, sun on your face and wind in your hair, […]

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Dress The Art

My style as an artist has evolved over the years and I feel like I’ve reached a point where it is very ME. My work has hit that groove where it is truly me poured out on a canvas– each piece represents who I am, the things that inspire me and the life that moves […]

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The House that Jack Built

The House that Jack Built

Earlier this year, I was approached in my studio by acclaimed builder Jack Thomasson of HGTV to create a custom piece of artwork for the uber cool media room of the 2014 HGTV Smart Home in Nashville. Jack works with HGTV to produce the HGTV Dream Home, and the HGTV Smart Home, focusing on eco-friendly […]

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“Faces of Franklin” Spotlight

If there’s one thing we Southerners know, it’s barns. And fences. And rust. Lots of rust. For the past several years, the subject of Historic Preservation has been near and dear to my heart. So last year when I was asked to donate a Live Event Painting during the 40th Anniversary of The Heritage Foundation […]

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This Old House | Southern Living Showcase Home

Thrilled that one of my paintings was chosen for the All-American Cottage, This Old House | Southern Living Showcase Home in Greenville, South Carolina, The painting chosen was a beautiful 30 x 40 of an old country church, entitled If Grace is True.  There’s just something about the simplicity of this motif that draws us […]

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