Friday, October 18, 2013

Dr. Chirag Shah, Guest Speaker

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Chirag Shah, guest speaker for the ASIS&T student chapter this Sunday, October 20 at 7:00 pm EST on Blackboard Collaborate.

Click the link to attend.
This event is free and anyone with the link can attend.

For more details see the attached flyer or visit the ASIS&T student organization page here: You can also join the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) student chapter here.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

favorite shirt

the safety of the big red couch

Catalina Foothills


the church, the ceremony, the grandma

Monday, September 11, 2006


What time is it when you never wear a watch?


University of Arizona Dean's List, 2006
1997 Juried Exhibition, 1st place
National Honors Society Member since 1996
Phi Theta Kappa Member, 1996
National Dean’s list, 1996


University of Arizona 2006 BFA
Chattanooga State Technical Community College 1996-97
Cleveland State College 1994-1996


. University of Arizona Senior Show, January 15, 2006, Student Union Gallery
· “Gathering the Quiet” Joint show with 4 other printmakers, November 10, 2005, Kachina Lounge Gallery, Tuscon, AZ
· “Ripple - Respond : Relieve : Rebuild” October 9th, 2005, Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
· Hurricane Katrina Benefit, Club Congress, September 8, 2005
· Published in Persona, UA art and lit magazine, 1999
· “Chattanooga State: A Juried Exhibition,” 1st place award
· “Meaning of the 80’s” Cleveland State College Mural collaboration


Intuit, Inc. Technical Support Rep, III
Bookman’s Used Books, Display Coordinator
University of Arizona Slide Library
Home-Aid Home Health Care, Nursing Assistant

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Welcome Home

Returning home has been one of the grandest experiences of my life. It is amazing to see this landscape, these trees, water everywhere. It all used to carry so much pain and frustration and now it is just beautiful. I feel like the prodigal daughter coming back from 40 years in the desert.

Giving back to the community that helped shape who I am as a person is my main goal. I truly felt as if there were so few people who understood me growing up. I am here to understand those that come after me and thank those who came before. Now that I am an adult, I have become that person who can share insight and perspective with a microcosm that is having a hard time catching up. Viva la Scopes monkey trials! I feel as if I have "inherited the wind" and it is my calling, my lifeswork to share what I know and to learn what the South has to teach me once again.

Thank you Jere Chumley for believing in me. Thank you Brett Butler for being a role model and making me laugh at myself. Thank you Momma for having such a tough life and then showing me how to survive it. Thank you Grandma for calling me Sister. Thank you to every Southern writer who never let me forget where I came from.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Booking My Dreams

Holding everything inside my head.

Waiting to leave is more difficult than I could have imagined. There are things to pack and work to be done, but I am so ready to just bolt. I can't wait to just simply hang out back home. This is the first time I have been in a situation where working was an option. This has allowed me the space and time to work through starting the business:

Imagine waking early one morning, rushing to work to find it is your own space. The bookstore will carry used books that folks can trade and there will be a coffee shop just inside. I will serve biscotti and tea in little teapots. The walls will be covered with my own artwork and I will leave space for young artists to show their work. I can't wait to do the press release for a call to artists.

I want this to be a place where people will want to come and sit a while. I will be scoping out the store space as soon as I arrive and from there, will approach a bank! I believe the startup should be pretty affordable. I have been working on the business plan for so long, I can see every aspect of the business, down to the smallest detail.

Friday, May 05, 2006


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ZuZu Ginger Snaps
36"x48" Oil on Board Posted by Picasa

36"x40" Oil on Board

Fitting in Posted by Picasa

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24"x36" Oil on Canvas  Posted by Picasa

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18"x24" Oil on Canvas

One of 4 small paintings Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Three Daughters 36x48" Oil on Canvas Posted by Picasa

36x48" Oil on Canvas Posted by Picasa

Comfort: The Church House
24x36" Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Portrait, First Draft Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 20, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

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Close your mouth

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Thank you, Takamori

Oil/Acrylic on Canvas

in the gut

18x24" Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 09, 2006

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Helmet II 36"x48" Oil Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 02, 2006

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Still dont feel safe, even with a helmet. Oil on canvas, 36"x48" Posted by Picasa