Black Bears

As an artist on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no surprise that I’ve been inspired by the black bears that inhabit the area. Although I’ve been coming to the mountains since I’ve been a kid, I didn’t see my first bear in the wild until I was twenty-two(somewhere over ten […]

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Mother’s Day

My mom has always been creative and has crafted since I can remember. She’s a retired Ford Motor Company auto worker, an amazing mother to my two sisters and me, sweet wife and companion, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. My mom is probably the least judgmental person I know, and a big reason I’ve had […]

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Etching On Glass

My mom is the person who first taught me how to etch glass. I’m pretty sure my first etching was horrible. The very first glass piece I ever made is what looks like a stocking with a green foot, so I can’t imagine the first etching was much better! I still have and use the […]

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