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Cogitating on the New Year, New Decade, New Work, and Working Class Artists

This post that I made today on my regular newsdesk section is relevant to this section as well, so I'm cross-posting. In 2010, I was 30 years old and heading into my 8th year working as a retail manager at a small frame shop in Huntersville. This was a company that I was forced to report to the Department of Labor because they were refusing to pay managers like me overtime, paying us instead "half time", or half our hourly wage, which amounted to less than minimum wage for some (at Christmas, to boot). The DoL found in our favor and we won our case. This was the same company who, in 2008, in response to a worsening economy, cut the entire staff's pay by $2.00 per hour, taking me down to whe

2019 in Review

2019 was a good year for doing the WORK! Here are some things I worked on this year: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Events + Exhibitions comic style booklet for the College of Arts + Architecture at UNCCharlotte Greensboro Bound Literary Festival Artist-in-Residence Photo published in Kieran Timberlake monograph (coming soon!) Finished out Glencoe Mill Residency and moved onto Southside Artist Residency Self-published The Encyclopedia of Ed, a 28-page hardcover alphabet book based on my dad (only available for family, not for sale) Self-published softcover book compilations of illustrations and one of photographs: Women at Work Inktober 2017 Inktober 2018 Wink With Francesca's Ghost Participated

Cogitating on the New Year, New Decade, New Work, and Working Class Artists

In 2010, I was 30 years old and heading into my 8th year working as a retail manager at a small frame shop in Huntersville. This was a company that I was forced to report to the Department of Labor because they were refusing to pay managers like me overtime, paying us instead "half time", or half our hourly wage, which amounted to less than minimum wage for some (at Christmas, to boot). The DoL found in our favor and we won our case. This was the same company who, in 2008, in response to a worsening economy, cut the entire staff's pay by $2.00 per hour, taking me down to where I had started when I began working there, and then one of the owners showed up not even a month later in his brand n

Self Portraits 2019 is a Wrap!

Yesterday marked the final entries for 2019's daily self portrait project. I’m going to keep this project going because I’ve kept it going for 3 years now, and because I get good stuff out of it that I end up using in other projects. I learn so so so much this way, about my equipment; about what I enjoy and am trying to do with my work. You can see every single entry from this year’s project at my google folder, uncensored and lots of outtakes (there are way more than 365 for sure). Entries have to be once every 24 hours and can be photo/video, animation, or illustration, and must include the date.