Archive for 2010

Studio Sweep 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Sometimes, no matter how much we love a work, it’s time to let it go to make room for newer works. For that reason, I’ve decided to to initiate what I am calling a “studio sweep.” Unlike sweeping the floor I am not getting rid of these pieces, but rather encouraging them to leave for […]

Be Thankful for Family Caregivers

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Who are the family caregivers and what, exactly do they do? Family caregivers are those of us who devote our time to the often extraordinary task of caring for members of our families who are unable to properly care for themselves. In my case, I am the primary caregiver for a parent with several medical […]

Artist Caregiver: I Can Make it Work!

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Times change and then they change back. Sort of. Ages ago, families took care of their elders with what we now call “extended families” being the norm rather than the exception. Today, many people are again taking on the care of elderly and infirm parents and other relations instead of leaving people to fend alone […]

Viva Los 33 Mineros De Chile

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

What an amazing feat, this rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine in the driest desert in the world, the Atacama. It is breathtaking the way so many people came together to rescue these men. Let’s also not forget the very brave paramedics and other rescuers who went down into the […]

8 Tips to Improve Your Grades

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Yes, I am an artist but I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Maryland University College and an adjunct at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Whether you are a student or the parent or friend of one you surely want to know how you can improve your (or your favorite student’s) standing. […]

School Is in Session

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Locally, here in Connecticut, school has already started, however, I am pretty confident most everyone associates the USA Labor Day as the day which signifies the end of Summer and, if you are a kid, the start of the school year. As a child I loathed school despite a deep love of actual learning. For […]

Bubbe Pins(TM) for Everyone

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Have you heard about the latest advancement in fashion statements? You have if you’ve seen my Bubbe Pins™. These are a recent development inspired by findings offered by Rings and Things. The findings are sturdy metal bobby pins with 10 millimeter pads soldered on at the round end. They envisioned people gluing and lightly soldering […]

Bead Netting Bezels

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Like many bead weaving artists, I like to incorporate various stones and crystal jewels in my work. I have included many of these in their forms as beads and only occasionally in their forms as cabochons and faceted jewels. Among the first was a beautiful teardrop shaped agate which I used in a commissioned piece, […]

eXtemporaneous After Midnight

Friday, August 27th, 2010

What a week it’s been from Internet and phone connection problems to engineering new ways to bezel stones and jewels to get the look I want to classes I’m teaching ending and starting. I’ve got so many tabs open in my Opera browser I can’t even tell which one is which. And I did not […]

Fractals!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Thursday Treasury Picks Ever since I was a young girl I have adored the mathematical visualizations known as fractals. They describe the chaotic nature of branching, of shorelines, of the depth of imagination. And they are pretty besides! Tin Man’s Heart by Donna of DreamTree on Etsy is an abstract fractal art print. She creates […]