What People Are Saying About Penny

"I like to think of you as a high priced call girl that the unwashed masses can't afford--like Woody Allen's Whore of Mensa. It's not your fault that people offer $10 blowjobs on the street corner. It's not an insult if somebody doesn't buy your art." -Alexandra J Walters

"Once Penny was making her own silk thread, and a midget appeared. Before he could open his ugly mouth, without looking up, she exclaimed, 'Rumpelstiltskin. Now get the fuck out of here.' Fairytale Over."- Beth Featherstone

"Penny can push a needle through a telephone pole without a thimble." -Shane Blaufuss

"When a man asked Penny, 'What’s the meaning of life?' She looked at him for exactly 3 minutes, completely still, until he cried. That man’s name was Steve Jobs."- Beth Featherstone

"A demon from the pits of bitch cunt." -W.C. Hurst

"pulitzer for you too." -John Lurie

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wedding Announcement

"Wedding Announcement"
lacework 2013
Showing at the Webb Gallery, Waxahachie Tx. Part of The Florence Project

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I am so sick right now.

5"x7" dip pen and ink

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crimean War Needlepoint Two, Battlefield Surgery

Battlefield Surgery 
To be shown at The Webb Gallery in Waxahachie Tx, this November

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Petunias from my garden

Dip pen and ink
Still figuring out how to use ink. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crimean War Needlepoint, complete!

Crimean War Needlepoint. I hand carded, spun, and dyed the the palette for the uniform- silk, Blue Faced Leicester, Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, Shetland, and Merino. It was exhausting.
To be shown in November at The Webb Gallery.

*Here is the original drawing that I worked from- 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Crimean War Needlepoint

Filling in the background...

WIP Needlepoint 
Silk and wool I hand spun and dyed, and some commercial yarn for the flesh. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Crimean War Needlepoint in Progress

WIP Needlepoint 
Silk and wool I hand spun and dyed, and some commercial yarn for the flesh. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nap Time

Self Portrait 
dip pen and ink

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nap Time

Sketch, work in progress

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail Fungus
Ink and dip pen

Saturday, June 15, 2013


First time using dip pens. 8"x12"

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ink People

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fan Art

I usually really, really, dislike pieces that are just "VAG!!!! OMG!!!" It's a philosophical thing. Maybe a little political. I'm tired of seeing women either divorced of or reduced to their genitals. I know it's supposed to be all riot grrrl-power-confrontational, but mostly I just think it's kind of ham-fisted. It ain't no Gustave Courbet, you know what I mean? 

ANYWAY. A while ago my friend Shae posted a photo of herself, and I really fell in love with the lines and the color around her fingertips. Here's my oil pastel version. 15"x8" inches. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Now I really am just fucking around instead of working.

Last One


Tuesday, June 4, 2013



Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Ink 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Working on Needlepoint

Pattern Sketch

Indigo wool I spun and blended to create shades

God this blog is boring. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Silk Moth

Silk Moth
7" across 
hand embroidery with hand carved cameo shisha

Saturday, January 5, 2013

William Golding

hand knit and designed by me