Thursday, February 6, 2014

My New Studio

I finally managed to get a studio here in Jackson, MS!
It's just a couple rooms that I share with another girl but I'm really enjoying the space so far though I really need to figure out something for ventilation. Below are images of my sections of the studio. 

Yes, I know the images above are a little funky but I had to get creative. Just starting out as an artist I find myself very limited in resources (but I'm sure that's just the nature of any venture). The up side of this is that it forces me to come up with creative solutions. So, I can only use my 50mm lens (because it's the only one I have) which makes taking wide angled shots impossible to catch in small spaces. So I tend to just stitch my images together in photoshop. The effect can be unexpectedly nice.

Midtown is a small, fringe community of artists and artisan businesses located next to the Fondren arts district and Millsaps College. A former haunting ground of hookers and druggies (just kidding… kinda…) Midtown has become a starting point for revitalization in the downtown Jackson community. The Hangar is a newly acquired building for Midtown Partners, Inc.  (a business dedicated to the revitalization of the community) and it's not the greatest, but it's on its way. 

My neighbors are pretty awesome with Purple Word Center for the Book and Paper Arts founded by Sandra Murchison downstairs, along with Midcity Print with Ian Hanson and Leslie Galloway. I also have a studio mate Nora Costley, but soon it'll be just me as she's about to head out on another adventure. I don't know what I'll do with a whole two rooms to myself but I hope to get another artist in here soon since having the whole rent payment to myself will be murder on my savings.

I've been here since last October and it took a while, but I'm finally set up to actually make my ceramics. While production of work has been sporadically steady, I haven't managed to fire anything yet. I've talked to so many people about finding a kiln to use and nobody's been able to pull through until recently. A friend from college April Shelby was so awesome, she was awarded a grant to purchase her own electric kiln and she's been so helpful to me lately. 

Midtown has been an amazing experience so far and I can't wait to share all the awesome things I have coming up. I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 22nd in Atlanta, GA

With Ms. RaccoonSpoon

I'm so excited. 

Unfortunately, these aren't my images since I didn't have a camera
 but it was an amazing experience!

We were just to the right of the stage and were about ten people back so we got an awesome spot.

This show had everything: confetti, columns of fire, Mary Lambert (in a gorgeous black dress), Ray Dalton, Wanz, "White Walls", an "And We Danced" encore, a couple (two lovely ladies) got engaged on stage right after Same Love, and a cappella version of Otherside. Macklemore even freestyled for us.

Yes, it was a good night with my very lovely bestie :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This was my first family reunion ever. 

It was like meeting a party full of weirdos that I was supposed to love immediately. 

I think it went well enough though. 

One of my favorite parts was seeing the photos from previous reunions, as well as random pictures of family members from long ago. It was all very illuminating. This first photo was without a doubt my favorite. So stylin'. Love those fur coats.

And here we are now. I personally think photos used to look so much more badass back in the day... 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Art Time!

Got into Small Favors VIII a National juried exhibition in Philadelphia, PA!
Juried by Julie Moon, Michael Fujita, and Hiroe Hanazomo