Archives of Art

Meet Along the Way: Sharon Tuschhoff

Words By Jasmine Jones  Bird photo by Sharon Tuschhoff This story was first published in the Winter 2022 issue of mind + body. Sharon Tuschhoff goes out to notice the natural world, bringing nothing but herself and a camera to capture all she sees. She snaps photos of owls and hummingbirds, big cats and bears, […]

Make Art (It’s easy not to)

By Seraphina McAteer Just a couple of months ago, I graduated with a degree in fine arts, and already, I am struggling to keep creating a priority when so many other things now require my attention. We get busy, and life gets stressful. It is easy to not create, but it shouldn’t be that way.  […]

Art for You: “Go Outside”

“Go Outside” Graphic art Sydnie Edwards Go stretch your body and be one with nature! Women are strong, free and beautiful, and so is the earth; we don’t interact with it enough. Be absorbed by taking a walk, going for a hike, laying in the grass, smelling a flower or just letting the sun touch […]

Paper Dolls: Design your own

When I was younger, I loved playing with paper dolls. I loved the beautiful colors and patterns of the clothes, finding new ways to match and mismatch skirts and shirts and pants, imagining the possibilities they represented. Now, paper dolls interest me because they convey more than the trendy clothing styles of a time period: […]

Makers: Eun Jeong Lee, Photographer

By Jasmine Jones Eun Jeong Lee worked as a photojournalist for more than 10 years and has published work in National Geographic, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post, among others. She attended graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, and made the switch from photojournalism to academia, teaching at […]

Makers: Melanie Reichert, Sculptor

By Jasmine Jones Melanie Reichert considers herself an interdisciplinary artist, but specializes in large-scale metalwork and public art. Reichert graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2022 with a degree in sculpture. Two of her metal sculptures are currently on display in Cape Girardeau: “Little St. Louis,” outside of eDen Health Spa & Salon, […]

Makers: Samantha Myers, Cookie Designer

By Jasmine Jones Samantha Myers has baked cookies since she was a child growing up in Puxico, Mo., but a little more than a year ago, she started experimenting with cookie art and sharing her designs on social media. In August 2022, she officially launched her custom-order cookie business, The Sweeter Side. When Myers isn’t […]

Art for You: Cyanotype

What is a cyanotype? The cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses the chemicals ferric ammonium citrate or ferric ammonium oxalate as well as potassium ferricyanide and water to develop and fix an image to a page. The chemicals are sensitive to UVA radiation, and when exposed to sunlight, reveal a monochrome, cyan-blue color […]

Art for You: Purple Sun

Canvas, heavy body acrylic with purple embroidery floss Kaleigh Oliver This piece titled “Purple Sun” is a celebration of creation and the unique beauties of the world. I created this piece as an ode to the creativity of the Lord. It’s a joy as a creator to be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring majesty of […]