Looking Back to Move Forward

Another year has presented itself with opportunity and promise. I am not one to make resolutions, but I do have a few “big girl” goals mapped out for myself this year. I am terrible about keeping a zipped lip about most things that happen in my life (I just get so excited to share), but […]

Ashley’s Island

Ashley’s Island

I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing […]

Illustration in Sao Tome

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in MICA, Visual Journalism

It’s that time of year again! Time to sign up for our annual trip to Sao Tome and Cape Verde! The deadline is quickly approaching so get those applications in fast! For more information click here! Tell a friend!!

Drawing at the Baltimore Detention Center

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Drawing, Uncategorized, Visual Journalism

On Friday, I took my students to the Baltimore City Detention Center to draw and interview some of the inmates in Cell Block E. I am most grateful to Dr. Kevin McCamant for working all semester to help make this a reality for us. Dr. McCamant is a psychologist who works with MICA’s community arts […]

Transmodern Festival Poster

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Art, Fieldwork, Illustration, Uncategorized, Visual Journalism

One of my dreams has been to use my location drawing/visual journalism work as final artwork. I lived that dream through Bird, and have taken it to another level by  illustrating this year’s Baltimore Transmodern Festival poster. A lot of my most interesting projects find me serendipitously, including BIRD. This job was no exception. When […]

New gallery

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 in Visual Journalism

It’s official, I am hanging a shingle to do more drawing based work at my agency, Painted-words. You can see the new Visual Journalism gallery here. Just think of the possibilities! Now, to figure out how to clone myself to get everything done. . . dilema.

Baltimore City Circuit Court

Posted on Feb 26, 2012 in Art, Drawing, Visual Journalism

On Friday, Visual Journalism observed and drew a possessions trial (by jury) in Circuit Court. Here are my drawings. You can see some of my students’ work here. We didn’t stay long enough to hear the verdict. Mr. Regis, the defendant, is a young African American male facing a possessions charge. Detective Reiser stopped him […]

Baltimore City Fire Station

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Drawing, Visual Journalism

On Friday my Visual Journalism class took a trip to the Third Batallion, Baltimore City Fire Station. Here are my drawings. Stay tuned for a link to my students’ work. It was a great day of drawing. Engine Company 30, Truck Company 8, Medic 12 3220 Frederick Ave. 21229

Fun with crayola

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 in Drawing, Experiments, Visual Journalism

Here is today’s rockin’ drawing from rockin’ Lexington Market. Below are a few experiments with Crayola and watercolor. Me likey.

Skpe and City Paper

What a week! On Tuesday I visited with Atlanta International School via Skype. Technology is mind boggling. It was my first time using video Skype with anyone, let alone a classroom of youngsters. The video is pretty long in cyber time (a whole 10 min.), but is pretty interesting for those interested in conducting Skype […]