December 19, 2011


Robert Earl Mathis, acrylic on wood panel, 26 in. x 20 in., 2011

My friend Andy trusted me enough to paint this portrait of his step-father, Robert Earl Mathis, better known as "Doc", who passed away just a couple of years ago. Andy sent lots of emails with stories about tractors and overalls and eyeglasses. And lucky me, I got to paint a couple of pimento jars. But painting Doc's likeness was especially satisfying. I really feel like I got to know him, as I painted every stripe on those overalls, every hair in those bushy eyebrows.

Thanks, Andy, for asking me to make this painting.

December 13, 2011


Sofia at 8 mos. with Jackson in 2010

Our dog Jackson has gone missing. Please think good thoughts to help bring him home.

December 12, 2011


Sofia got 6 hens for her birthday this year. They're all fun (and lay a lot of eggs!), but Henrietta is her favorite. She follows Sofia everywhere and loves a good cuddle.

December 2, 2011


Fellow MICA alumna Kat Kinsman is responsible for this awesomeness. We've known each other through the SFA for a while but only just discovered that we went to art school together--ahem--20 years ago.

From Eatocracy:

We get food crushes sometimes…This time it's Amy Evans Streeter, who we'd always known as the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance. In this capacity, she oversees the organization's efforts to record and archive interviews with Southerners who grow, create, serve, and consume food and drink, so their words and wisdom are preserved for future generations.
That would be reason enough to adore her, but as it happens, she's also an exceptionally gifted painter who, naturally, uses food as the nexus of many of her visual narratives. Her work documents small, intimate histories of characters who we'll never actually meet, but we certainly know the likes of. Read more...
Thanks, Kat!


Looks like I took an unplanned break from the blog--a year-long break, as it turns out. I've missed it. And I've missed you! I plan to get back on the blogging wagon in 2012, so check back soon for more things seen and eaten and done and, of course, made in Mississippi.