Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rainy Days

This whole week has been filled with rain. It matches my mood, though, so that's alright. I feel so uninspired and empty, not a hint from the muse. What does one do when the world is so grey?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Studio Pics

I know it's been a while, and here is part of the reason.....we totally redid this space and built in shelves and bookcases and drawer space. It's still not really finished but as close as we can come right now. It's a pleasure to work in and there seems to be endless storage(if that's possible).
....Now if I can just get over this artist's block things would be grand....I'm open to all suggestions....tell me how you got over yours....I know I'm not the first one to have it, but it sure feels empty.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Several people have asked me to offer brass bangle blanks for sale so I've put some on Etsy
these are the best I've tried, offered at an affordable price.
Hope you like them

Friday, June 25, 2010

Just Checking In

Sorry it's been so long since I posted....sometimes life gets in the way.

My mother turned 80 and we had a huge reunion(at my house...whew)that was wonderful and exhausting. Plus we are still putting finishing touches on my new studio(yes, pics will be here soon)

Today started out sadly, we found out my stepson's best friend died. Such a young man, and leaving a wife and children behind. Sometimes the universe doesn't make sense.

Thanks, Julie....your purchase of a pair of bangles from my Etsy store did give me a lift....I hope they brighten your day as well.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CraftEdu on YouTube

Here is a sampling of the CraftEdu instructors' work on YouTube

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Brass Bangles

I have been having a great time making's addictive....the technique is loose and painterly and more fun than I've had in a while...
Having a bit of a learning curve doing my CraftEdu classes...but hopefully I'll be able to get some help tomorrow. Very excited to be doing these...
And my getting very, very close to being wonderful daughter spend the weekend here with me and she organized me to within an inch of my life lol...I love her and I love the space....just some more wall treatment and molding and maybe the stairs covered and I promise I will be plastering photos all over the net......beware!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Group of New Pieces

My best friend, Susan, is setting up a show for me in Orlando next week. She and several other clay artists have opened a gallery called Claybodies...they mostly do ceramic work but have also included polymer....and up until yesterday I was working hard at getting everything done for that. Here are a few of the pieces I did for the show...

it's always fun to have a show to do, it gives me motivation to create work I might not otherwise.

In this case I've made some bangles... it's hard to stop once you get going on those...thanks to a wonderful tutorial from amazing polymer artist and fellow instructor with CraftEdu, Melanie West. She has a great Etsy store with bangles and tutorials here:
I learned to work on brass and found it very satisfying...I've never really covered anything before so it was a bit scary at first but now I feel like an old hand at it lol....

I also did a piece with wild stripes and a split pendant.....

and I think my most fun piece was this one....I took a painting I did some time back and made a transfer...something I learned from Kathleen Dustin's workshop....I can see myself going in this's what I've been wanting to do for a while now, combine polymer with my painting....

....speaking of painting, I am all set up and ready to photograph my first class for CraftEdu...nervous but excited.......I'll let you know how it goes...

Bye for now!