Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone the most wonderful New Year ever! May all your dreams come true!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This is a landscape that I did for the Misty Mawn workshop. I love the simplicity of this scene.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Background with image transfer

Background with image transfer

Here are some of the backgrounds I've been creating in the online workshop with Misty Mawn. I'm having so much fun in the class. Now it's off to teach my own workshop. Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Red!

I just can't seem to get enough of red these days! It has to be because Christmas is on its way and I love Christmas!
I'm so looking forward to this weekend! I'm starting an online workshop with the very lovely and talented Misty Mawn. Her work is so gorgeous and I have admired her for years but could never take a workshop with her because of distance. It's called Painting Layers and it's a mixed media art workshop. So Excited!
Next week I'll be teaching my own workshop on how I create my journal covers and folding and sewing the signatures onto the cover once it is done. It should be a lot of fun!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Some photos that we took on our hike along the coast in Tors Cove.

Monday, November 02, 2009

I had a great weekend! John and I went to see the movie Paranormal Activity on Friday night and it was so scary. I jumped in fright a few times. Saturday was spent cleaning the yard in preparation for winter. We also carved our pumpkins and waited for trick or treaters -- we got three. We ate all the goodies ourselves which happens every year. It could be because we have a long driveway and the kids do not want to walk up it. We took a drive downtown around 11:00pm to see all the partyers and their cool costumes. Then we took a stroll through the graveyard around midnight. It was the best night for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Busy Time!

My week has been spent cleaning house, making jewelry, shipping orders, shopping for groceries, cooking and taking the kids for doctors appointments. I'm very glad of the weekend. All my Etsy orders are ready to be shipped on Monday morning so the weekend is free so far. My studio is in desperate need of a good cleaning and I can't put it off any longer. There's no clear space on top of my workbench at all. The floor is littered with pieces of wire and stray beads and there are empty coffee cups everywhere. Yikes! I guess my weekend is not so free after all.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Circle Bracelet

Beautiful circle bracelet with hand cut and hammered steel links.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Treasury West!

My berry red earrings have been included in a treasury on Etsy titled Berry Beautiful.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

New Bracelet!

This is a bracelet I made with 8mm round yellow jade. I love this shade of yellow!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

What Am I Doing?

Sometimes I wonder what am I doing making jewelry when I am an artist. Some people say that making jewelry is a form of art, and maybe it is. Lately I've been wondering if I'm going in the wrong direction and that I should be painting instead of doing what I'm doing. I do love making jewelry and everything that goes along with it, and it's nice when people buy it. I think I have to somehow find a happy medium, but I find it hard to go from jewelry making mode to painting mode. Either I do one or the other. It's a constant internal struggle for me....

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New Jewelry!

Earrings with black cubes and pearls

Carnelian bracelet

My household is still a very sick household; the flu doesn't seem to want to let go its grip. I have been making and listing jewelry in my Etsy shop though, which is good. I have some new pieces to photograph and list tomorrow...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Nature Walk!

I'm still sick and I have spent the last two days crashed on my recliner watching episode after episode of Durham County! I've made some jewelry while sick but I haven't had the energy to photograph or list it on Etsy.
Above are some altered photos that I took while out for a walk with Gennie before I got sick.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sick Day!

I'm spending the day inside making some new jewelry. I'm not feeling too well. :(

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

It is so good to be home in one piece after battling the crowds of the city today. I'm not very good in traffic and I stress out easily. My head aches and my heart pounds until I am on the straight stretch of road to home. I so welcome the quiet of my studio where I can think clearly and make things.

Monday, September 21, 2009



I made a macro photo studio yesterday and I do like the results. I don't want to be limited to taking photos of jewelry only in the daytime, especially with the days becoming shorter, so this is my solution.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lavender's Blue

New Earrings
Today was the best kind of day to stay home and putter in the studio making useful things and cooking and baking in the kitchen. Now I'm sitting here by the fire with Gennie beside me eating my second piece of apple pie with my family around me. Does it get any better than this...I don't think so.