Archive for 2012

Studio Habits?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This post is inspired by Lisa Call who recently posted a series of questions and her responses regarding her studio habits. She then invited other artists reading her post to do the same. Here’s my shot at it. Is your studio part of your home or a separate space? Would you believe it? Even though […]

The Artful Bead Weaving of Joyce Scott

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Baltimore artist Joyce Scott is an artist of the highest caliber. Her work is shown in museums and galleries around the world. Her art is infused with political and social commentary and her medium is small glass beads (well, yes, and other interesting materials, but mostly seed beads!). Joyce Scott as seen on the Wallace […]

The Plural of Crocus

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

This year has given me the most quantity of crocus blooms ever! I’ve got a wide variety in the front garden, starting with blooms that poked their heads up early this March – or maybe it was even late February. Of course they look great in snow but no less so poking up through the […]

6 Secrets of Bead Weaving Art Maintenance

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

From a simple strand of plain beads to the most ornate and complex weavings, beads have long been part of humankind’s history of personal and environmental adornment. We treasure these as keepsakes and works of art and because they are so dear, we should be taking good care of them. Read on to learn some […]

Introducing Improv Series Beaded Earrings

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Earring lovers can’t get enough so I’ve created this series of earrings for the self-rewarding impulse buy without guilt because all of these are priced below $15.00 USD. Improv series are lovely beaded earrings with a simple premise. Each pair is unique and colorful. In Dance and theatre “improv” is short for “improvisational” meaning that […]

Tears of Grief not Guilt

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Family caregivers cry a lot. There’s frustration and guilt and depression and sadness. One thing that’s not often addressed is grief. Our care recipient (parent, spouse, child) is alive but we are grieving as if they were not… Lately, I’ve been crying a lot. I’m not sad, really. I’m coping with almost everything and I’m […]