In the 11th hour, I have put the finishing touches on my Baker Artist Award Nomination. I normally hate applying for shows and exhibitions and art awards because it is time-consuming and sometimes forces me to explain my work (not one of me strengths). But the intensity of this application process helped me to organize my work and gain a better understanding of why and how my projects have evolved. By taking the Baker nomination seriously and following through with an earnest application, I learned more about myself as an artist and can now better explain why I make what I make. Check out the link below:
We have a recent addition to our family: Silas William Carnahan was born December 12, 2014. As my little family grows, I feel so thankful this holiday season for my boys and our happy life together.
As I finalize this new version of my website and take pride in having done it myself, I realized that I just happen to be finishing up on my dear husband’s birthday, a man who has always encouraged me to put my best foot forward. So, though my site’s traffic will surely be miniscule at first, I have decided to dedicate the new launch to my husband, Brian. He would probably be more comfortable with a smaller crowd anyway.
Here’s to you, Brian, and your unconditional support, your constructive criticism, and your endless suggestions (most of them very good). I don’t know where or how I would be without you as my best friend and partner. Happy Birthday!