Kannapolis Arts Minions. Who are they? Where did they come from? Well I am here to tell you what it means to be a Kannapolis Arts Minion.
Spending my Freshman year of college in a motorized wheelchair was NOT how I wanted to begin my new “adult” life. I was finally free to explore the world outside of my hometown and I wanted to do just that. The wheelchair made it difficult for me to explore my dormitory, much less the whole world.
Occasionally, I have a dream about an extra, abandoned room in my house that doesn’t really exist. It’s a cold, dank, dimly lit space with good possibilities. Every time I dream about this room, I’m so shocked that I keep forgetting about it, especially when I need the extra space. I start coming up with new plans and ideas. Looking around, I see things that I started from the last dream are still there waiting for me to finish.
When I graduated from high school, the only thing I knew for certain, was that I really loved art. I researched colleges all over the country. I secretly had my heart set on one down in Georgia. Those dreams came to a halt when I realized the difference in expense for an out-of-state college paired with my mother’s intense desire for me to remain close by. Ultimately I was accepted into UNC Charlotte, only about an hour away from my home town. The summer before college began I was a whirl wind of nervous energy. I had no idea where I would end up or what I would do there.
April 2015 Kannapolis Cruise-In
Every 2nd Saturday from March to November (except may) in downtown Kannapolis something magical happens.
Amazing looking cars from all over the area show up and show off! Yoy have the option to sell your classic car or buy some incredible car.
Some of these cars are still works in progress:
Some of the car’s owner’s enjoy adding a little “extra” to their display:
Some of these cars are just amazing looking (click for full size image):
Even the insides are awesome:
Was a great day, 70’s and beautiful. Don’t forget there are more of these June-Nov! Don’t Miss out!
I will be at the April 25th Art show, with lots of prints and a few select canvasses for sale.
A twinge in your heart,
A tear your eye,
An unexpected goodbye,
By my Freshman year in High School it was apparent that I needed a change. More stimulation. More challenges. New surroundings. I can’t remember how exactly, but at some point I found myself talking to a few girls who attended Salem Academy, a Liberal Arts school for girls in Winston-Salem. Being from a small town where everyone knows everyone else, these girls seemed altogether other-worldly to me. They were independent, well spoken, cultured and lively. They didn’t seem to carry the same insecurities as many of the girls from my hometown. They had a zest for learning and I was immediately drawn to them. I went home and pleaded with my mother to send me there, swearing that it would keep me out of the trouble that bored kids in rural areas with limited activities often indulge in. I went for a tour of the school. I fell in love.
I am a photographer, well sometimes I think I’m more of a Digital Artist than photographer. But, since all of my “art” comes from the photos I take, I will stick with photographer.
I love to shoot all kinds of things, but I think classic cars, sunsets/sunrises, and landscapes usually win out for me.
“Put your tongue in your mouth!” is what my parents used to say to me as I colored wildly in and around the lines of my coloring book. As a child I loved creating artwork so much and would become so engaged that I would pin my tongue between my front teeth, half hanging out of my mouth as I worked to fill in all the empty space on the page.