A first chapter excerpt of The Descent of Tess, my WIP first novel in the speculative fiction genre, appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of GNU Journal online.
Sassafras & Poet Witch
Witch with words, charcoal, dreams & possibly lightning storms. Definitely a sassafras, so named by the Chaney women since I could talk. Sassafras soothsayer, here.
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I butter my bread as a copywriter and editor, divine by whim and request, and poet witch the rest in the Tarheel state.
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Note: You may see me reference stalking. I've left nonprofit roles and activities I've been passionate about for years because someone I tried to be friends with for two years continues to excessively emulate me and "coincidentally" find their way into more of my life. TRIED IT ALL, all the INTIAL THOUGHTS you may have reading this, Y'ALL. Forget Oscar Wilde. Think first half of Single White Female. So, if you see anything strange around my media, or if you know me IRL, let me know and send supporting evidence. After all, if it is coincidence, it shouldn't continue to happen, right? As Kat Gilraine puts it: "But a stalker doesn’t even see you as a person – they see you as either an object to possess or eliminate...But it’s none of it about you as you are – it’s about what their idea of you means to them." Don't enable this behavior, which means pretending you don't see it happening and not saying a word out loud is enabling and putting me in a potentially dangerous situation. THX!.
02.01.15 - 03.01.15 Sacred Dea: Goddess, Nymph, & Woman. Solo show of mixed media on wood panel works at Green Door Wheel Works, custom bicycle shop, community space and gallery in High Point, NC.
06.01.12 'Puppy Goo-Goo Fetch Me a Dream' a mixed media/found object piece featured in a group show from various artists based on the artist's interpretation of quotes from the Simpsons TV show, at Delurk Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC.
02.13.10 So as the body so as the tree, charcoal and watercolor. I died for beauty, mixed media. Eros 6, group art show at Lyndon Artworks, Greensboro, NC.
03.09 - 03.10 Collected Works at Sands Coffee Bar, Winston-Salem, NC.
03.09 - 08.09 Still Life with Skull, oil, at Atelier - Studio, Winston-Salem, NC.
06.13.09 Struggle and Still, mixed media, EM Gallery Benefit, EM Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC.
04.04.08 - 05.30.08 La Solitude Est: Solo Show at Artists On Liberty, Winston-Salem, NC.
03.08 The Spirit of Salem. Group exhibition. (DADA) Downtown Arts District Association. Winston-Salem, NC. A Poet at Chelsee's, pen and ink. Daphne, watercolor pencil.
01.08 Love Your Body: Group Exhibition. South Corridor Gallery, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. Madonna Recaptured, oil; Portrait of a Lady, watercolor pencil & charcoal; Amongst The Lilies, oil.
11.06 Connections: Group Collaboration with Scott Betz. South Corridor Gallery, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. Mixed Media.
10.06-12.06 Southern Women's Colleges Exhibition. Bennett College, Greensboro, NC. Juried. Still Life with Skull, oil.