Archive for 2018

5 Favorite Cards For Thanksgiving and National Family Caregivers Month

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Here are five wonderful greeting cards you can find at Greeting Card Universe. Click on the links to view individual cards and learn more. As much as I love showing off my own work, I think it’s also good to show off the work of other artists I admire. This first card is by Ramelle […]

Rain in November

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Today is voting day in the USA. The weather is cool but not cold, though the drizzling rain makes it seem a lot colder. It’s also so dark at midday that I have the lights on! All in all, this should be a very dreary and depressing day. And although I am one of those […]

Red Sand on My Easel

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

After adding some glazing to the sand side of the painting I decided the best way to get the look I want is to lay down a “ground” that will capture the various strands of netting. If I was doing a free standing net piece I would be adding these decorative swirls, increasing the size […]

Learning on a Curve?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Recently, I attended an Eastern Star event as one of the vendors. I haven’t done a table or both event for quite a number of years due to caregiving responsibilities. Thankfully, I was sharing a table so didn’t have to be there alone. I limited my works to earrings and brought three different lines at […]

And She’s Off!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

I’ve been invited to offer for sale my latest series, hand made silver wire loop earrings. I will have a small space on another artist’s table. The event is two days long in the middle of September. I am planning ahead! I’ve got three different earring collections, my Improv earrings, these new hoop and loop […]

Two Terrains Up On the Big Easel

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Yes, it’s a landscape but originally from a satellite’s perspective. Looks a lot like an Abstract, doesn’t it? Well, maybe an Abstraction? In any case what we see is a verdant region of pools of water connected to one another, and to the huge river down the center, by undulating streams. While on the other […]

Metal in Massachusetts: Dance til you Drop

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Experimentation always leads somewhere. Experimentation is an important part of my creative process. I will work with something, learning as much as I can about the process and its results until I am satisfied that it will or won’t (at least for a while) become part of my repertoire. In this case, I experimentation lead […]

Metal in Massachusetts: Textures at Snow Farm

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

It was my habit, almost every morning, to take an early walk around the dirt drive of the Snow Farm compound. On this walk I would pass a very knarled, possibly dying, tree that looked like it had been attacked by a fierce wind. Every morning I’d say to myself, “gotta take a picture of […]

Metal in Massachusetts: I Love Soldering!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Who knew? The full solder technique is clean, slump, solder, pickle, clean. Not everyone slumps but Alyssa showed how it’s very helpful, making the whole process fairly easy and straightforward with a lot less extra work in the end. Slumping is the process of painting flux onto the metal and heating it (until it slumps […]

Metal in Massachusetts: Wire At Snow Farm

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Snow Farm has a dedicated metals studio. I love that it is old and well used and that they seem to have everything! (Or almost lmost everything. Well, everything we needed, anyway. Or Alyssa had it in her on tool box – and she shared! ) The instructor, Alyssa Dee Krauss, begins with introductions then […]