Archive for 2009

Journey from Blank Canvas to Finished Work of Art

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Every artist has her own way of working. Some work from life, some from imagination and many of us combine these to relate our vision. Some paintings are started and finished in one sitting while others can take months. Starting with today’s post, I am going to let you watch as I create a new […]

Accomplishments 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

As we close in on the end of December 2009, it’s nice to stop a moment and reflect upon the accomplishments of the past year both professionally and personally. (Thank you Alyson Stanfield for the idea!) I’m going to start with a big personal accomplishment – I started getting back into shape (ok, I stopped […]

La Doña, Statement Necklace in Competition

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

I rarely get to finish a piece on time for the Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenges, but I did it this month, the December 2009 “Peace Piece” challenge. My entry is a sculptural necklace accompanied by a poem. There are 20 entries, each an expression of the artist’s interpretation or inspiration of the theme. My own […]

Out of The Crowd: One of December’s Many Birthstones

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Is it merely coincidence that some months have many associated birthstones while others have but one? December has, according to Bernadine’s website, thirteen of them! Two of these, zircon and lapis, are listed as the traditional birthstones while turquoise, blue topaz, and tanzanite are named as the modern birthstones. There are “talismanic” bithstones, astrological birthstones, […]

Moving On to the Next Big Thing

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Open Studio is over; it’s not time to rest on my laurels yet.

Dreams and Delights Countdown

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Next week at this time I will be packing up after a successful afternoon, early evening hybrid Open Studio, Exhibition, and Sale. The complimentary food and drinks will be gone. A lot of guests will be on their way home with their finds that they have purchased or ordered. My goal is to create a […]

Artistic Promotion, Work in Progress

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Why am I not panicking? Is it because instead of waiting til the last minute I have been working on signing up fellow artists and artisans, planning the promotional aspects, writing, drawing, ordering, creating? Why yes, I think that’s it. I’ve decided that I really do not enjoy the whole thing of Press Releases (writing […]

October’s Opals and Tourmalines Part II

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Last week it was all opals. This week we will take a gander at luscious pink tourmalines. Tourmaline is not a single mineral in many colors but rather a group of minerals – in many colors. Pink tourmaline is, specifically, elbaite with a chemical composition that is Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide. And… it also […]

Dreams and Delights

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Dreams and Delights takes place on 18 November 2009 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Helen’s Teas 3848 Whitney Ave in Hamden CT. Nourish your body and soul with Fine Art, Art Jewelry, delectable soups, warm knits, hot Ice Wine tea and more. Bring your broken jewelry and I will make some small repairs. […]

October’s Opals and Tourmalines Part I

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Oh! October. The birthstones for October are opal and pink tourmaline. Let’s start with Opals! Opals are an unusual mineral type in that they are up to 30 percent water! The chemical description is SiO2 · nH2O where n is often given as 1.5. There is some controversy as to whether or not opal should […]