Archive for December, 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, […]