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I have worked for Sandhill Crane Vineyards for 5 years this September, this will be my third time showing my art. I am so blessed to work for a place that I am passionate about, and even more so to be able to put my other passion on their walls.

My art will be going up January 17th, and 20% of all sales from my art will go to the Aware Shelter in Jackson MI. 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence in their life. The Aware shelter strives to eliminate domestic and sexual violence while promoting social change and empowering survivors by offering shelter & services to help a cause that not only has effected my life, but so many other women that I know.

I will be using bright and vibrant colors to bring life to the walls of the winery at such a gloomy time! Almost all my pieces will have a theme for one of our biggest upcoming festivals, Wine & Wool on January 28th.

The first year that I worked this event I thought all my bosses were over exaggerating about how busy, and full of life the winery would be in the middle of the winter. They were not. I’m hoping that my pieces are a hit with this crowd, that I know appreciate another artists craft. I cant wait to show again, and I absolutely cannot wait to donate to the Aware shelter!

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You’re going to be in a book.

http://www.artistsinjackson.com

One of the coolest, weirdest, proudest, just amazing things I’ve ever experienced. I am so unbelieveably blessed and happy to be a part of David Lawrence’s portrait project.

Once I started booking artists at the winery my wheels started turning. We needed to have a reception for artists in Jackson! David and I had lunch, threw around ideas, picked dates. I was excited.

Theres something so statisfying in planning something with all of your heart and soul and just watching it fall perfectly into place. For the reception David and I asked each of the 15 artists to make one or two pieces of art to accompany their portrait that he took. Along with some still life shots David had as well, it came together perfectly. Almost all the artists from the book came, it was great to meet everyone in the flesh and to watch everyone mingle. I felt so proud, proud of the wine I was serving, proud of my fellow artists and their work, so proud of David and all his hard work in bringing together some of these people that never knew the other existed. It was a beautiful day.  Artists in Jackson is something I will always be overwhelmingly proud to say I’m a part of, and helping to put on this event to put David’s project on a pedestal was the least I could do.

My painting, under my portrait, simply titled ‘Her’ inspired by an inspiring human in my life. An eye opening, Life changing, beautiful soul. I wanted her to be looking into the sky at the moon and the stars. I used greens and yellows by her body. I wanted the painting to feel how I was feeling, very whimsical, a daze, settling for a moment to take it all in.

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Photo By: Ashley Smith.

Artists in Jackson

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I’m blessed with a day job I enjoy going to everyday. I work at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, and we are apart of the Southeast Michigan Wine Trail. This wine trail puts on events to bring customers to all the wineries on our trail over the course of a weekend- Pioneer Wine Trail, Art Along the Trail. My idea for this was to rangle all my talented staff and their art to show for the entire month of April, and what do you know it worked! Not only were my bosses cool enough to let me run wild with this idea, but they also ran a people’s choice award where our customers could vote for their favorite piece of art, and they awarded the top two a $50 prize. The day I took down all the art, I also got to tally the votes, it was wild how many participated, myself and one of my co workers won, and three of our staff members tied for third.

My pieces ‘Wounds in Spring’ inspired by all the new I felt coming into my life. Accompanied by Rumi.

I also had two smaller pieces ‘Live’ and ‘Feel’ we live by the sun and feel by the moon. I never get sick of this concept, and painting sun and moon inspired pieces. I used the flowers from my big piece to tie it all together.

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