Saturday, May 30, 2009

Almost there..............Sort of.

Is it Bead & Button already?...............
I just really cant believe it. Lots of work still to be done and only 4 more days to do it in.
Check out our new cards.This is one of four designs I created with the help of my friend .
Lots of new stuff for B&B so we hope to see you there!
Wax,wax and just when you think your done..........More wax!

A lot of coffee involved in this prosses......

Back to work. No rest for the

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Praise and no Blame......

"If there where no praise and no blame...,who would you be then?"
*Quentin Crisp

Just somthing to think about this week. Really think about it.

We have had a really hard weekend.My daughter"s mother-in-law past away this past friday evening. She was only 49 years old. My grandbabies will miss her terribly.They spent a lot of time with her and Debie was always there for my Ashleigh.

There are times in my life that I thought had to be the hardest things I had to do.But I'm telling you, when you have to sit down with your little 3 year old and 5 year old and explain to them that somone they loved so much is not coming back home.............To date , that was the hardest thing I had to participate in.

This is a picture of them the night before we had to break there little hearts.

We love these girls so much and so does Zen and Lucy........

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Alchemist Box

Well I had a most wonderful time this past weekend in Michael Demeng's class.

My Box is, lets see how do I put it? Mild.......Compared to most others in the class. Most everyone there had done this kind of art before or had taken Michaels class and I just had no clue what to expect or how to really prepare.Well I'll tell you I do now.I cant wait to start my next box!

Here is my project.My vision was to bring old metals that we've found in the alleyway outside our building together with new metals that we cast.I love the mixture of metals.Also objects that are very meaningful to us.

Here in the jar I have a few of Lucy's baby teeth. I also wanted to show somewhat of the prosses of casting by having not only the cast piece(the skull) but also the same piece in wax.The eye I made out of the new copper clay.I'm working on a few of these as pendents for B&B.

I painted this picture when we lived in Port Townsend. Lynn,Tony and I would spend a lot of hours up on a bluff painting and journaling.I love this little guy.Its called Miracles Happen.
There was a time in my life when my daughter and I didnt talk.Out of the blue one day she called and the next day I painted this.......Miracles do happen so I wanted this to be a part of the box.I think it fits and I love the colors. it was a happy day......

The finished piece.........

The other students where just amazing and there work is inspiring.Here are a few pictures of there work.

So many talented people and what a great group to work with.

A big thanks going out to Michael.You've help to open my mind/imagination to a new vision.The wheels are turning and I can see my work evolving. Thank you so much.

This was the best Birthday ever!............

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Its my Birthday and I'll do what I want to.......

Great another Birthday is upon me and I'm feelin fine...........
Tony has given me a wonderful gift........This weekend I am taking a two day class with
Michael Demeng The Mad Alchemist Cabinet. I can't even express how much fun I had today! Oh wait yes I can! I Had SOOOOO Much Fun! A little stressful at first because I had no clue as to what the heck I was doing, but Michaels a great teacher and the other students (who have done this kinda art before) where very helpful.
I'm realy nervous with paint and Michael had some great technics and tips for color mixing and applying paint.
Here are a few pictures from todays class.This is what we started with.A plain wooden shadowbox sorta thing. I applied some sort of kitchen calking stuff to it for texture then started putting objects on it and painting.

Checkout this eye pendent I made.FYI......I'm working on a few of these for Bead & Button.

So by the end of today I had my first layer of paint and a few objects in place.......

I cant wait to show you the finished piece.........Happy Birthday to me.I'm singing that.

I also just taught a class in Mount Pleasant,SC at the beaded Venus.I love those girls! We had such a great time with bronze and copper clay.

We did have a few green hands..........Hummmm........Copper.

Thanks girls and I hope to see you this summer for a play date.
Update on Lucy and Zen........New collars!
I can go a little crazy on etsy buying collars/necklaces for my babies.This is just a couple.
From . Lucy in the Tattood Bitch.

And Zen in Tatoo Be Doo also by Lucky Fiona.

And a BIG thank you to there Auntie Paula Best for Zens new collar

Here are a few of Zen at the dog park hangin with his friends.

Zen with Sloan and I think thats Harly.So darn cute!

One last thing to look at. Checkout this necklace

I've been having a lot of fun although very busy getting ready for Bead & Button.So after tomorrow its back to work,work,work.......

Friday, May 1, 2009


Well we are off to Charleston,SC for the weekend to teach a class.

I did more etching and cant wait to show you the resalts, so next week when I get back.

I'll leave you with this........

I'm telling you they are sooo sweet!