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Blooming Florals for The Campbell Collective

I am thrilled about this small group of work that will be releasing next Thursday, June 18th, at 8:30am on The Campbell Collective site.  During quarantine, we had the great pleasure of visiting Carter & Holmes Greenhouses to preview their Orchids on a day trip to Newberry, and that trip was incredibly inspiring.  I've also been working on how to get my orchids to re-bloom once the flowers fall off, and it is much easier than one might think.  Here is the entire group of work: I'll be hoping you find a piece you connect with and pick up an orchid that will always be in bloom! 

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Florals with a Cheeky Twist

Recently, I have really gotten into collage.  Maybe I should say, I've enjoyed revisiting it: we all collage a bit when we are young, right? This group of small 5 x 7 inch canvas mixed media paintings has been a fun form of play for me.  I've created them while joining my children outside as they have been playing in this unseasonably warm South Carolina weather.  The first layer of these compositions is an old paint palette that I used while painting.  The next layer is torn and cut papers and fabrics that have been layered together to create floral shapes.  The papers have been painted and drawn on while working on other paintings.  And some of the papers are from Chinese...

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It's Fall, Yall

Fall is supposed to have arrived, but in the South we are still experiencing blazing heat and there is truly no sign of cooler temperatures.  This morning, I walked my dog around a park and gathered some grasses, sunflowers, and interesting things growing by the trail to make a Fall Arrangement to summon the season.  It is positioned in front of a new painting I just completed with a fall inspired color palette: coral, grey blues, and burnt umber tones.  Here's hoping fall is upon us soon!

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