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Against the Grains Show Opening


The opening reception for the Against the Grains show took place on Friday August 28th. The space that the Salem Museum provided for us was spacious and well-lit and we had a great turnout. The show comes down this Friday the 25th, so make sure to check it out if you get a chance!



IMG_2262The show included work by Jim Burtch, Michele Deemer, Cory Greer, Melissa Jennelle, Kent Moore, Frank Toler, Wayne Llywelyn, and myself.






Thanks to the Salem Museum for opening their space to us and thank you to all of my friends and family who showed their support!


RC Biennial Reception + Exciting News!!



This past Friday I attended the Award Reception for the 2015 Roanoke College Biennial in Salem, VA. I had two pieces accepted into the show, which was juried by arts writer and curator Doug McClemont. There were so many great pieces included in the show and there was a great turnout for the reception. Read more


Easy Reupholstering

My bedroom went through a “makeover” recently, so I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about things I wanted to change or add to it. The chair at my desk has a black seat cushion and I thought it would look better with a patterned fabric instead, so I sifted through my bags of fabric that I’ve been collecting for some unknown art projects, and picked out a few that would look good in my room. This is the pattern I went with:


I picked this one because I have a lot of color in my room already so I like adding black and white to it where I can. I also like the hand-stamped look of the pattern. The fabric came from a shirt that I got from a Goodwill Outlet in Salem, VA. It literally cost me a few cents!

The actual upholstering part was really simple. 1) Unscrew seat from chair 2) Lay seat onto fabric to make sure it’s a big enough piece to cover and wrap around to the bottom of the seat 3) Take a staple gun and staple the fabric to the bottom of the seat while pulling tightly and evenly 4) Screw the seat back onto the chair. And that’s it! Here is the finished project along with a “before” picture:

Picture 2

Since this fabric is mainly white and pretty thin, I’m not expecting it to last a long time, but that just means I’ll get to switch up the pattern with a new fabric! Thanks for reading :]