Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Out of this world glamour balls!

I studied old school photography in college. I'm ready to throw all I learned into the garbage. Just took an extremely informative etsyrain photography workshop taught by Marlo Miyashiro for four hours today. I'm looking at everything through new eyes! Finally got some better photos of my work. Thanks for all your generous sharing of wisdom and technique, Marlo!

So here are some of my new things.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm applying for shows which will happen over the holiday season. Will keep the list updated as I go. So far, there's the Seattle Metals Guild show and the Pratt Fine Arts Center show. More details to follow.

Currently working with recycled/repurposed plastic and vintage thingies -- beads, mostly. Here are some examples of recent work. I really like to mix up traditional precious things with vintage costume jewelry elements, equally precious! As always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where have I been? That's a good question. There are many answers, of course, the most important that I am now here again. The garden is growing, the jewelry is increasing, the most recent crises have been dealt and dealt with. There are a couple of pieces I created with the Seattle Metals Guild biennial in mind, and here they are. A lot of things are starting to open up.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New necklace photos! It's so nice to have real sunlight. So inspiring.

My earrings are currently featured in BeadAerie's Treasury West. Check out this link:

If you're in Seattle, like I am, get out there and enjoy the sun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Everybody Shares on Earth Day

I saw these tulips in a community garden near my house. The critters munching on them have made them even more exotic! It's nice when we can all enjoy the fruits of nature on Earth Day. These are definitely organically grown.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fiddleheads Unite!

The sun is slowly showing itself and the fiddleheads are unfurling. I worship fiddleheads and ferns in general. This is such a preciously short time and so easy to miss! I realized when I saw these little critters in my yard that I have tried subconsciously to duplicate the fiddlehead spiral elsewhere, as in the arrangement I have already put together to inspire me year-round.