Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
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!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
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.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
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
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
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
Earrings with black cubes and pearls
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
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
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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.