Archive for 2016

7 Ways to Overcome the “Keep Busy” Gene

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

When you pack for a trip, do you find yourself adding “just one more?” You know, one more shirt; one more pair of socks; another pair of earrings. I do. And then I have to either try to stuff all of it into a case that has somehow gotten smaller. Or I have to start […]

I Can Engineer a Vision, So Can You

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Perseverence. This is the synergy, the intersection, of being of a working artist and primary family caregiver. Perseverence gets things done. Not easily nor quickly, but in spite of difficulty and rapidity. The pendant illustrating this article earned its name. The design I sketched did not easily come into being. Neither does being responsible for […]

Do these Jeans Make My Earrings Look Fat?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

“I love your work, it’s so beautiful.” Says the conservatively dressed woman fingering one of my works of art, a beadwoven necklace of some complexity. “Thank you,” I reply smiling. “But where would I wear it? I never go out.” Which, really, isn’t quite true. She’s here at whatever this event is, where my work […]

Pink and Purple, Colors Together

Monday, May 30th, 2016

One day, long ago, my kindergarten class made plaster of paris handprints. I squished my hand into the wet cement and thought about the colors I wanted to paint mine. Purple and pink. The teacher was adament, “No. Those colors don’t go together.” So I talked her into pink and gold. I was angry, frustrated, […]

Artist in Motion

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Three things that let you know you are moving even when you are standing still; It’s late. And dark. The night is clear. Go outside and wait. After an hour or so, note how the stars seem to have moved. They have not really moved. Rather, the Earth has continued in its perpetual rotation about […]

How Fine They Are

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The work, “On the Beach,” upper right in the collage, is an abstraction of a beach. There is representation of a sea or ocean, sand, shells and, in the carving on the focal piece, the tropics as well as the grass that abuts many beaches. At the same time, if you are a lover of […]

Shades of White

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

White, as the eye sees it, is the color with the least amount of pigment. So what looked like a white painted wall might be pink, or blue, or beige when you bring in a set of curtains with even less pigment then the paint used on the wall. The eye in conjunction with the […]

7 Obstacles Creative People Overcome

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

1. I thought I had more of that. White lined green beads in size 11/0. Translucent ab finished beads in a pale peach sort of color. These colors feature in the goddess and her boa so using them in what I think of as her frame (her situ?) seems a great way to tie the […]