Yearly Archives: 2013

Wishing You the Happiest of New Years

The Holidays signal a time for connection. During the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many folks reach out with good wishes to those they see less frequently. For years, my tradition included the ritual of sending Christmas cards … Continue reading

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The Power of Completion Encourages Experimentation

I completed Black Drusy last week. I belted out the resounding and positive phrase: “Yes!” and then added: “Wow! It feels good.”   You may recall my earlier post about this and other unfinished objects.  Given the affirmation I get … Continue reading

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Making Your List and Checking it Twice or Three Times

Holiday ideas grace my studio table…and get stuffed into baskets on the shelves, or wait to be noticed in project boxes alongside the workbench. (In fact, so many of “those ones” exist, I’m not even going to start.) Instead, here … Continue reading

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Christmas Song Inspires Angel Necklace

Ever had one of those snippets of sound play over and over in your head? It happened to me. The sound of a Christmas carol stuck and began to play over and over. “Angels we have heard on high…”   … Continue reading

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Holiday Ole Show Introduces Christmas Shopping Season

‘Tis the season of shows.   As an exhibitor, make your list, check it two or three times and, if you’re me, get to an event and discover what you left behind. The first winter storm of the season caused … Continue reading

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So Not Your Mother’s Pearls

This lovely ammonite prompted a bead weaving that lived next to my workbench for several weeks. My ammonite possesses deep charcoal and shades of gold swirled together, colors that repeated in the pearls framing the focal. It prompted me to … Continue reading

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In praise of the BIGs

“Some women just gravitate to big pieces.” Ruth, owner of “The Nifty Needle” referred to phenomenon in which a needlepointer consistently chooses large canvas projects. Those who seek more frequent gratification chose to work smaller canvases. It’s the same with … Continue reading

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Musing on a Drusy and Various UFOs

Earlier this week I cut the pellon (supportive material similar to interfacing) away from my beautiful black drusies. As I began to affix the leather, I realized something else was needed. The druse (or druze) effect – tiny quartz crystals … Continue reading

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Fetching Focals Make up Fast and Slow

Mary T. wore the perfect outfit to showcase this necklace. During her visit to my studio she tried on several necklaces, but this one was the fav! Appropriately nicknamed “The Green Decollete,” this short necklace is made to be worn … Continue reading

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Review and Renew After Studio Tour

Once you’ve rested, analyzing a show to gain future insights makes sense. I document five big takeaways from my third Sandia Heights Art Studio tour earlier t his month. 1. Great people turned out for the event. Thank you to … Continue reading

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