All posts filed under: Inspiration

Hiking, Canoeing, Biking, Fishing, and everything in between is where I gather inspiration.

The Second Half of a Westward Adventure

When we spoke last we had just finished crating and shipping Lift back to Florida. A side note on that- Lift was delivered in good condition last week, so we can officially count this adventure a success! Once our hard work was done it was […]

Traditional Blacksmithing with Juan Holbrook

This summer has been full of learning! Because the shop hasn’t been packed full of giant projects I’ve been able to dabble in new techniques and teach lots of  workshops to others, but I’ve also had the opportunity to learn from a fellow smith who’s […]

Wire Works – Free Workshop Happening Tonight!

Join me tonight for this hands on workshop in collaboration with Creative for Health and Art Lab. This workshop is funding through a grant from the LIVESTRONG foundation and is free to attend. Wire Works will be a hands-on wire sculpting workshop exploring the nature […]

Complete and In Air

Lift is successfully installed. Thanks to YOU and the Scottsdale Public Art Program this large sculpture will be enjoyed by people of all ages in cities near and far. Today it stands in Scottsdale, AZ where it is being seen, explored, considered, photographed, and appreciated […]

Westward Adventure

The last leg of the journey! The sculpture was powdercoated and finally ready to be wrapped up, loaded up, and transported 2000 miles to the west! Casper wished us luck and we were on our way! Day 1: We realize the car can’t top 60 […]

A New Way of Weaving

I’ve just returned from Arizona and am happy to announce Lift is complete and has been installed in Scottsdale! Thanks to you, the Scottsdale Public Art Program, and many friends who lent a hand at the end, we did it! I’d hoped to coordinate a […]

Westermens Women in Welding Series Interview

I was approached by Westermen’s- an international welding supply company- to do an interview for their Women in Welding Series. After reading the interviews of other women metalworkers I was totally inspired and agreed to participate! You can read my story here. This company is […]

What I Learned from Crowdfunding

Have you heard the amazing news!!?? Last week my Kickstarter for Lift was successful!! Thank you everyone for your help. It was a wild ride and I’m so grateful for all the support I received. Now I’m looking forward to hitting the shop and creating […]

Metal Hot Air Balloons and the Reason Why

I’ve been on a quest to create large metal hot air balloons for quite a while….and now thanks to the Scottsdale Public Art Program and YOU Lift is finally going to happen! The development of this piece stretches years and years into my past. This […]

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

What a very exciting September I’ve had and a perfect way to begin October! I just completed this full-size bear sculpture, called Out of the Woods, which is now installed at the Brick City Gallery in Ocala, where you can drop in to check it […]

Hogtown Creek Park Signs Complete

Hogtown Creek Park Signs Complete

Here are three park signs I designed and fabricated for the City of Gainesville’s Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park. I can’t believe my work is in a public park! Hurray! The Parks Department will be mounting the informational signs to the sculptural bases very soon. […]