Hi there! I'm Rae and I am a mixed media artist, who loves to blog, write, teach and photograph everything. My mission is simple- to integrate up-cycled tidbits of everyday life into my art. This philosophy has prompted me to approach creating in a whole new light. I no longer toss the everyday objects aside, but instead search for new ways to give them artistic purpose.
My passion for re-purposing found items drives me to incorporate a bit of what surrounds me in my work, whether it be sketching something I find in nature or using berries to dye my latest fabric project. With a unique style that I like to call my own, I focus on color and mark making, creating pieces that are bright and happy.
My curious nature and thirst for discovering new avenues of creativity has led me to explore lots of different art forms, many of them textile based. Self taught in all areas of art, and with a love of mixing both old and new, my work exudes a quirky sense of character. Step into my studio and you will find a bold mix of canvas paintings, textural weavings, colorful journal pages, stitched art, paper projects and more.
A lifelong student of all things, I can often be found exploring a new art exhibit, experimenting with different mediums or perfecting the latest art craze. My work can be found in many art based publications.
I live in sunny Florida with my big happy family, where I work out of my home based studio and am part of the collaborative team Art to the 5th. I am always searching for new ways to inspire and share through our year long endeavor, The Documented Life Project©.