First Show of 2015 and More

I’m excited to be hanging my first show of 2015 as early as February. I have always been fascinated by feathers and have often wished I could take a temporary flight out of my life. Then again, who hasn’t? Feathers are such small, intricate structures in nature that represent incredible strength, endurance, and possibility. I wanted to study them further, as individual pieces of art.

Flight will be showing during the month of February at the Wilson Downtown Gallery, in the Kline May Realty offices on Main Street in downtown Harrisonburg. Join me for the opening on Friday, February 6th from 5-8pm.

One thing I wanted to do with this show was to use many materials I already had on hand or could convince my dad to “lend” me from his barn. Materials used include barn siding, burlap, old windows, and more. Grandma Miller would be impressed that I’ve revived my embroidery skills she taught me so many years ago.

A few detail shots…

A few more goodies, starting with new jewelry. These were all made as gifts, but I am always happy to take custom orders.


My parents celebrated 45 years of marriage in December. 45 years! They’re reaching that point where they’ve been together almost twice as long as they haven’t, but don’t tell them I said so, because they might think I’m calling them old. Look how beautiful they are – this is what 45 years of love looks like.

I began 2015 with a New Year’s Day sunrise hike with two of my closest friends. I keep coming back to this picture to remind myself how beautiful life is. I wish everyone a spectacular 2015 filled with love, beauty, and peace.