This project was designed to encourage citizens to get outside & explore more of "The Pelican State"! These seasonally themed posters feature a checklist of local adventures, festivals throughout Louisiana, & activities to keep you busy adventuring all year round.
I have lived in St. Landry Parish for over three years now, and in that time I have fallen in love with its small, sometimes overlooked historic towns. Through the assistance of the ArtSpark stipend, I was able to create a large-scale public mural on an unsightly brick wall in the historic downtown of Eunice, Louisiana.
As part of the grant, I also visited local schools and introduced my project to the children, inviting their feedback & ideas for the design. Many of the suggestions centered around a list of "DO NOTS" that included crawfish, gators, & symbols of the past. Instead of outright avoiding this cliché imagery that has come to symbolize "Cajuns", I decided to abstract it in a way that would provide a fresh perspective into this vibrant culture.
Having the community involved in the progression, installation, & celebration of this piece of public art allowed for a variety of citizens to engage deeply with this project.
Photo 3: Marcelle Foret
Photos 4/5: Lee Celano
T-shirt Designs for Lakeview Park
“Lakeview Park & Beach sure knows how to throw a party! This RV campground hosts live bands on their beach in the summer, Zydeco & Cajun barn dances in the fall, & Mardi Gras celebrations every winter. “
Mixed media on, (you guessed it), CARDBOARD.
Custom illustrations for lovebirds about to tie the knot!
The Betty & Veronica brand chose this creamy, dreamy design for their summer tee contest!
“The strong and stylish women that are Betty and Veronica have inspired generations of adoring fans who have kept the tradition of classic American attitude and style close to their hearts. That theme is continued today in the CW show Riverdale, which showcases Betty and Veronica's close yet chaotic friendship during a tumultuous period of small-town drama. Regardless of the crises, they constantly defend and encourage one another, and are examples of resilience in the face of adversity.
Every day we work to bring the spirit of these two gals to life, hoping to inspire girls all over the world to be strong, confident, and supportive of one another - which is what great friendships are all about!”
Illustrations created for the gals at MAVEN womenswear to celebrate 6 years of style & fun:)
I worked with local author, Jerica Guillory to produce illustrations for her story, The Book That Wanted To Be Red. This whimsical children's book follows the journey of a young book in his search for happiness, learning along the way that, "nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood"
"Please do tell me, if you could, how the simplest things are often misunderstood. Try as we may, to be loud and clear, what we say, isn’t always what they hear. Join a little book who sets out on an adventure based on what he always heard his Mama say… Only to find out, what she meant, was something else entirely!"
The Sound of Music was one of the 3 movies I watched on permanent rotation as a kid….& I definitely still cry every time I hear someone sing “Edelweiss”. C’mon somebody, raise your hand, if you know what I’m talking ‘bout.
Why should romantic love get all the attention in February!? I hand painted these happy hearts to purchase & send to that BFF who gives the best Netflix recommendations & carries on text convos that make you laugh so hard, you almost pee your pants.
These surprise care packages were filled to the brim with a: chocolate, gemstone magnet, heart patch, cactus eraser, XOXO pin, confetti, & personalized card & shipped directly to BFFs on Galentine’s Day.
YAY for friendship!
Live painting for Project Rooster Teeth completed in 3 hours with the help of my lovely assistant (& niece), Hailey C.
It is really important for us to provide live art shows that are free and open to the public. Project Rooster Teeth is just that! PRT's aim is to bring art back to the people. We want to involve you in the artist process of making art; and it does, involve you, that is. What you will see during each programmed live event is an experience not normally given; nor appreciated for the dramatic and dynamic event that it actually is. Art is engaging and we artists want to engage you!
To be honest, it is very rare to see an artist at work. We tend to stay in our studios and only show finished work – no process (or practice).
But Art is the process of making and creating and it is a very rare treat to be able to experience. So an artist at work is rare like rooster teeth. Now we’re vibing! The old wives tale about Rooster’s Teeth and Hen’s Teeth is that they are so rare that they do not exist in nature. And when an artist doesn’t have something, normally they make it.
Project Rooster Teeth is designed to literally take our voices and practice to the streets to encourage a dialogue between our areas local artists, the art enthusiasts, the general public and those whose experience with visual arts, public art, and urban street arts is limited which will ultimately benefit the Acadiana area and beyond.
Pom poms, fabric, cardboard, sequins, fringe…& a whole lot of hot glue
Illustrations for Ann Brann, a high school librarian with a personal blog dedicated to all-things-books.
Courir de Mardi Gras in St. Landry Parish
This ongoing holiday project allows me to have fun creating custom portraits for families to share through greeting card exchange. Yay for happy mail:)
Editorial illustrations created for She Leads Daily.
“She Leads Daily aims to empower women by leading raw & honest conversations about faith & being a woman in modern society.”
T-shirt design for my online shop ft. LA’s state's motto: Union, Justice, & Confidence.
Painting for TownFolk’s Victory Garden Fundraiser
“The Victory Garden, established in 2015, is a community garden located at the corner of Olivier and Pierce Streets, which provides fresh fruit and vegetables to neighborhood residents free of charge.
This space brings to life the vision of one of Townfolk's founders - a long time resident of LaPlace and cherished friend - Jillian Johnson, and is dedicated to her memory.”
The storm drain art project is sponsored by the Lafayette Consolidated Government's Enviromental Quality Divsion to bring awareness to the impact of trash that goes into drains and ultimately Acadiana's waterways.
Only rain down the drain— let’s keep our beautiful bayous free from debris.
Illustrations created for The Boutique Bridal Show/MOTIF magazine
“MOTIF features a collection of wedding vendors in Louisiana that share our classic and elegant aesthetic and commitment to quality. As a publication of The Boutique Bridal Show, our focus is on vendors and brides—and finding the best way to marry the two together.”
Photo 1: James Billeaudeau
Collab with La Petite Bougie d’Acadiana
This whimsical party candle is perfect for celebrating all of life’s little victories. A crisp & decadent fragrance with notes of cedar, oak, & mahogany—60 hrs of burn time—& to top it all off: a happy pom pom lid:)
9oz. soy candle / hand-poured in Youngsville, LA
Painted for the 2019 Festival International de Louisiane
The Y-LAFAYETTE sign was crowd-funded & stands as an interactive public art installation. The sculpture’s letters are painted throughout the year to promote community events & awareness.
Free printable bookmark from my October newsletter!
The most doggone fun Mardi Gras Parade out there!
**with a cherry on top
T-shirt designs for Crawfish Barn, a Cajun/Creole restaurant.
Photos: Robert Keith
In 2014, my husband & I began sharing a studio space together. As he began expressing his thoughts through music, I was in the other room experimenting with pastels, charcoal, & acrylics. Working alongside one another in this space, a collaboration began taking shape. These six pieces are a representation of the songs created. They are a testament to the journey, a battle scar, an embracing of heartache, an acceptance of circumstance, a sliver of gold, a desire for depth, a resolve to hold firm, an outer reality of inner vision.
Photos: Robert Keith
Riley say’s her Big Girl garden room “smells like strawberries”.
Partnering with Mrs. Darbonne’s 2nd grade class at the Academy of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, I led the students through a hands-on project to create a school-themed art print. By photographing each girls’s paper flower created within the workshop, I was able to design a floral motif within the print that represented each child in a unique way.