I grew up in rural Georgia and loved exploring in the woods, rivers, trees. As a little girl, I asked for a microscope and an easel. Armed with these adventure tools, I explored life, myself, earth, art, and others. My heart was alive and is still alive with awe at the abundance of possibilities to be uncovered and experienced inside and outside of ourselves. This is the gift I want to use my life to share.
Teachers, professors, artists, family and friends have been guides and supports along the way. In my journey with them I’ve experienced a variety of ways to walk in this path of awe. Some ways of uncovering and exploring have brought more blessing than others. Currently, the culmination of these experiences has brought my best practices to fruition. My heart burns to share what I’ve learned about uncovering and experiencing artistic adventure and awe with others.
Analytical and practical exploration with a dash of abandonment is my approach when uncovering and experiencing who I am using artist mediums. This informs the ways in which I invite others to uncover and experience who they are using artistic medium. It’s a gift that we are able to explore and experience ourselves and others. My research is based on developing best practices to extend this gift to everyone. Cultivating creative collaborative communities is a flexible and powerful way to engage these approaches. When we consistently share our creative endeavors with committed community our identities are positively challenged, reinforced, and supported.