Archive for 2018

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 […]

Metal in Massachusetts: 5 Days at Snow Farm

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

It was my sister who convinced me to go after the Road Scholar grant when I was suffering uncertainty. “If anyone deserves this grant, it’s you,” she said. I guess I should not have been surprised when I was notified that it had been awarded to me. The grant is awarded to family caregivers (or […]

Waterfall, First and Final Process Pictures

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

What you see at the top of this post is the evolution of the first painting in my new series that combines paints and beads. The drapery of bead fringes is not embellishment but rather as much an integral part of the painting as any of the paints that were applied by knife or brush. […]

Silver Care Update

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Need some information on how to clean silver? I’ve recently edited my page, Updates on Silver to include three cleaning methods. One of these is meant to be used only if you positively have no other choice. You’ll have to read the page to find out why. As I work more with silver, I expect […]

Inspired by Solstice

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Here in the Northern hemisphere the Summer Solstice is just around the corner. 21 June 2018 at 6:06:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere this is your Winter Solstice. Summer Solstice inspires me to change up my art to reflect the season. Later, as Summer becomes unbearably hot, I will […]