A few months back I got the most incredible note from former assistant Candice Davis thanking me for mentoring her. She said she did not realize it at the time how much she was learning and wanted to now thank me. She realized the influence of working in a flower studio when she was turning out a lot of work with flowers in her pieces. The note I think is one of the highlights of my career. I believe in passing it on. I have been lucky enough to have mentors in my life and the advice for me has proven to be invaluable and continues to be.
The card shown above hangs in my living room and gets so much attention for good reason as you can see. It gets so much attention that I find myself often going to Candice’s site to have a look at what she has been doing and the work I must say is beautiful. Have a look for yourself. Candice was generous with her time and designs to send me some of her favorites with descriptions and I have added on one of my own favorites but please have a look and chose a favorite yourself. She is a recent graduate of SCAD and can designs for cards, textiles, logos, children’s book and I am guessing for whatever or wherever her talents can be used.
“It is an image for Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah GA. I chose to focus on the American Alligator.”
Illustration to illustrate the lyrics to Joni Mitchell’s song, California. I used scratch board technique. The thing in the goats mouth is a street sign for “Sunset Blvd.”
“Illustration featured in WNCMagazine. It accompanied an article about an poet. The Whippoorwill bird sits in a nest of words from her own work.”
A textile design to represent Savannah College of Art and Design’s, Lacoste campus. It depicts all native flora and fauna. Lavender, harebell’s, poppies, birch and a hare
“A scarf I designed for a couple who have been very generous donors to SCAD, commissioned through Working Class Studio”