Friday, February 21, 2020

It has been awhile!

My goodness, it has been ages since I last wrote. I have not been creating a whole lot either, art nor jewelry, but I'm back at it again and it feels like I have come home after being away for a very long time. It feels so good!
This pastel drawing is of Buddy. I recently discovered pastels and I love them. My dream medium.
Hopefully, I won't wait so long to write next time.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


I wrote a tutorial showing how I make my polymer heart pendants for the April Issue of Artisan Jewelry Times. Cool!

New Jewelry and Sale!

Hello to everyone! I hope you are all well! All is well with me! I have been busy in the studio painting, sculpting faces for art dolls and making jewely, all destined for various shops. Life is truly a gift and I am blessed beyond belief! To show my appreciation I am having a sale in my Etsy shop today, 50% off all jewelry!
I am patiently waiting for Spring to arrive. Officially it has, but to look out the window tells another story. So much snow. Lol! I guess I will have to suck it up and make the most of it. :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

New Paintings!

Here are some new paintings I have completed. I've been busy drawing and painting since the new year came in. I have almost twenty of these small oil paintings done on 8" x 10" wooden panels. Lots of lovely texture. I have also written a tutorial for the magazine, Artisan Jewelry Times which will be in their April issue and I've been asked to supply a boat touring company gift shop with paintings, jewelry, journals and art dolls. Very cool! I will be good and busy for sure. Hope you are all well!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Earrings!

Some sweet Christmas earrings I made today. I really like these and they were fun to make. They are available for sale in my Etsy shop and are 25% off until Sunday.


Everything in my Etsy shop is now 25% off until Sunday! :)

Monday, November 07, 2016

Copper and Sterling!

Very cool hammered copper pennies with sterling silver discs and tiny white pearls. I love these so much! Hope every one had a great weekend! I was road tripping, so I did.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Polymer clay earrings

Monday, October 31, 2016

A polymer clay pendant that I finished today and listed in my Etsy shop tonight. Very pretty heart shape in shades of blue and cream. The clay was textured, stamped, hand painted and varnished. The bead is hand made as well. Hangs from a hemp cord. I'm really happy with how this turned out. I can get as creative as I want with polymer clay.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Polymer Clay!

Having fun with polymer clay this weekend. It is so versatile. This is the same stuff that I use to sculpt the faces of my art dolls with.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I hammered copper pennies in such a way to give them wavy edges. I oxidized and sanded the disks to create depth and texture for interest. I added berry red pearls at the center for color. I love these. Available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Copper Earrings!

Earrings made from copper pennies.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cool Hoops!

The wind is blowing a gale and rain is coming down in sheets as I write. Not a good night to be out on the roads. A good time to update my Etsy shop with these very pretty copper hoops.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Some new earrings now listed in my Etsy shop.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Friday!

Yay, it's Friday! I love Fridays! It has been a week filled with lots of activity. A customer wants an oil painting done of a basket of colorful fruit to brighten up his dining room during the long, dark days of winter. It was fun picking out the fruit with the most vibrant color and setting up the still life to photograph. I got to eat it the fruit when this was done. I have the canvas toned and the drawing and underpainting complete. Tomorrow I will start the painting. I'm excited! I love painting! Below is the image that I will be painting from. I also have been making and listing a lot of jewelry. I have to make a pile more to put into a gallery in November. I have some ideas for new designs that I'm looking forward to creating. All is well! Life is good!