Archive for October, 2009

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 ยท nH2O where n is often given as 1.5. There is some controversy as to whether or not opal should […]


Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Besides being a full time artist entrepreneur I am also a university adjunct professor and this week is midterm (more or less) at both of the universities where I teach. Because I am teaching the sciences I have to be concerned with midterm exams and papers (depends on the class). As any university level teacher […]

Artistic Promotion, First Steps

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

In the September 23rd edition of this weblog I announced the beginning of a new project, a new step in having art support itself (and me, the artist) as a business. I took control of my opportunities and decided to create my own event, a hybrid Open Studio, exhibition and indoor mini-fair. To remind you, […]