Perfect Valentine Gifts await you at this Saturday’s Winter Salon Open Studio Celebration. And feel welcome to create some paper Valentines to take home. I made some special necklaces, Talismans for Abundance, Passion, Affection and Love for the occasion. (more…)
Mandala, More Beads, 2018 Year of Coffee
2018 is starting off really busy, with the completion of this year’s Mandala from “Lotus and Lily” writing in December, fashioning new and old necklaces from “Christmas Beads” and other newly acquired antique beads, and the ever important element, coffee. (more…)
Neolithic Beads for the New Year
I recently received these gorgeous hand carved quartz Neolithic beads to bring into the New Year. They are an honor to handle. The feel of them makes be think of possibly how worry beads got started, they have been smoothed by touch for thousands of years. (more…)
Introducing New Healing Necklaces
I’m excited to introduce my new line of bead jewelry, Healing Necklaces. I love to design several pieces together, side by side (more…)
Most artists I know are regular traders, swapping their work for pieces from other creative types. Such trades typically have very little to do with money — they’re mostly about trading ideas & inspirations. That’s what makes them so valuable.
Why I Love to Open My Studio
Why I love to open my studio can be said in one word, you. After so much time spent alone creating, dreaming, scheming and sharing art online, to have the fresh energy of you entering into a realm I’ve designed to bring a smile to your face completes the circle of creativity. There’s a lot in it for me like the satisfaction of connecting aesthetically, warmly, and hearing you tell me what my art is. Like “complex simplicity”. Yes! I’d been trying to put my finger on that. (more…)
Celebrating Mid-Autumn, Studio Update
As of the Mid-Summer studio update, I thought things were settling down, but things have been busier than ever with art coming and going from the studio, there is a lot to share in this mid-season studio update. We are so grateful that the hard work of summer is behind us, our gardens fed us well, our milkweed has created a butterfly sanctuary. This is a favorite time of year, the time when we can slow down and count our blessings, Samhuin, the night of the Ancestors, is just past. (more…)
Beyond the Horse
Beyond the Horse exhibit featuring 20 artists at tribeca trunk was seen by appointment.
Considering the spirit beyond the representational rendering of horse, ancient earthwork tributes come to my mind, thus the idea for Talisman for White Horse 1 and 2. (more…)
You are invited to my 7th Annual Open Studio, it’s the 3rd year as founder and participant in the Annual Open Studio ARTTOUR, which has 10 studios and 2 art centers you may visit. In this post I share some details about what you’ll experience. I’m looking forward to seeing you, bring your friends! (more…)
Celebrating Mid-Summer, Studio Update
Now that the mad garden rush is settling down to merely processing tomatoes (the good news and the bad news) much new activity is going on in the studio.
Thank you St. Joseph East Hospital for promoting this philosophy; “Art has the power to heal the world through the eyes of the heart.” Through a recent call for art, they purchased my Song for Superb Parrot to display for patients and their families. It will be displayed in a public area to promote a calming and healing environment. It fulfills my mission as an artist for my work to be experienced in a place that brings a bit of cheer to people who are suffering. (more…)