In recent years, Blake has become more and more involved in the creation of artworks destined for the public realm. In 2010, Blake was awarded an EcoArt grant by the Department of Environmental Quality, which sponsored the media darling Made You Look storm drain art project. That same year, she was chosen by a panel of jurors to participate in the most recent installment of Horse Mania. The 2 finished pieces were displayed on the streets of downtown Lexington for several months, before eventually being auctioned to benefit a local charity.