Fireworks as an Emotional Trigger

Fireworks can be an interesting topic in the Veteran community. Some really love them and some really hate them. I share my experience and my views in today’s post. Read More

Handicap Accessible Studio – The BIGGER Picture – Part 3

Part 3 of my Handicap Accessible Studio blog series. Today’s post is all about “the bigger picture” and how this dream of mine is more than just me wanting a nice art studio. Come see what the bigger picture is and how you can help. Read More

My New Lasher ATH and the 5K

Remember that 5K I was doing last month? My first 5K EVER! I’m finally getting around to writing all about it. I learned a LOT about myself. Read More

Handicap Accessible Studio – Part 1

Getting my handicap accessible studio built is a huge driving force in my art practice at the moment. In this post, I break down WHY it’s so important to me as well as the basic cost breakdown of making it happen. Read More

I’m Getting a Handcycle!!

Thanks to The Homeland Heroes Foundation, I have been afforded the opportunity to get a Lasher handcycle and participate in my first 5k ever with the “Run for our Troops” event in April. Find out how you can help support me and these amazing organizations. Read More

Spooniepreneur

Spooniepreneur? Spoonie? What? If you’re not familiar with spoon theory, or know someone who battles chronic illness/disability, spoon theory is likely a foreign concept to you. Find out what it is, how it applies to yours truly, and just what exactly a spooniepreneur is. Read More

Overcoming Hand Weakness

As a differently abled artist, finding new ways of using odd tools is part of my “job”. When my body doesn’t want to work the way I want it to, it forces me to get creative. Find out how I solved the problem of my fingers not wanting to push clay around. Read More

Balancing My Time

Balancing our time is difficult for just about everyone I think. It’s even more so when you have things that affect your ability to maximize the use of your time efficiently – like having limited number of spoons for all my spoon theory folks. Find out how I’m doing my best to manage my time. Read More

A Little Background

Sometimes it helps to know a little bit of the backstory of the person behind the art, website, blog, or all of the above. Artist Shawna Barnes talks a lot about overcoming adversity and provides tips/tricks to her fellow “spoonie artists”. This post shares a quick cliff notes version of some of those struggles. Read More

Time to Get a Move On

     No, it’s not what you think.  I’m not going anywhere….but I’m hoping my art career will!  This last week, I’ve made it my mission to be more productive in my studio practice.  Both in the actual creation of sculptures, but also in the creation of content across my social media platforms.  Part of Read More