Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2024

Celebrating Mid-Spring Studio Update 2024

Fresh Pastures, New Vistas

The birds are welcoming the light half of the year, the lusty month of May, it’s Mid-Spring, Beltain, a favorite time for many folks – how pristine the air and flowers are! The next season is open for fresh pastures, new vistas in the studio and garden. (more…)

Year ReView 2023

Year ReView 2023

As the year rolls along, the December rituals unfold. One of the most enjoyable practices is to compose a year review. The more I gather ideas from calendars, blog posts and notebooks, the more I appreciate my projects and bodies of work. (more…)

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship

One of the first talisman bead necklaces I made started out as a single strand piece. A few years later I used a bone spacer to design a three-tier necklace out of the same beads, making it a shorter. The stringing material was still intact, but I decided to restring it (more…)

Atmospheres, Holiday Special 3

Atmospheres, Holiday Special 3

It turned out to become “Atmospheres”, a collection of ethereal textured abstract watercolor paintings for Holiday Special part 3, to be revealed on November 25 for Small Business Saturday (more…)

To You, Holiday Special Part 1

To You, Holiday Special Part 1

To You is a series of 16 original watercolor postcards with vintage stamps collaged. They are packaged in translucent  envelopes that have first class stamps affixed, ready to send for a special gift. Included is a certificate of authenticity and a sense of curiosity, mystery. (more…)

The Force of Friendship

The Force of Friendship

My heart is full of sweet memories when I think about the 15th Annual Autumn Open Studio. My mind is full of amazement that it was the best open studio to date, after considering that it might be the last (more…)

Mid-Autumn Studio Update, 2023

Mid-Autumn Studio Update, 2023

Greetings to you at Mid-Autumn and happy Halloween, Samhuin, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day. Along with peoples of many cultures, I celebrate the Night of the Ancestors by remembering my parents and grandparents. In the Celtic tradition we believe that by telling stories about them, placing their beloved objects out, offering some special treats and lighting candles to guide their way to us, we will not be tricked by forgetting them. In this war-torn year, it is a more solemn night than usual. (more…)