Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Yesterday I made a whale.
Sunday we had gone to the Feild Museum and seen the Whale exhibit, and I was inspired by the Maori artefacts.
Today is thundery & rainy, so who knows what I'll come up with.
Gods willing, the rain will let up so we don't get water in the basement.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Did you know?

That i am heavily tattooed but hate IVs?
totally true.
Maybe it's the size difference of the needles. Maybe it's that tattoo needles leave you with art and IV needles fill you with other stuff.

Maybe it's just that when the nurse can't get the needle into the vein and is moving the needle around under the skin my brain can't deal with this reality and shuts down.

Because y'all, that's what happened yesterday. I went for an MRI and didn't even make it.
I passed out and then came to and vomited for about 2 hours.

So right now I feel like a wet washrag that has been wrung out to dry.
I am drinking tea & eating toast & honey. And totally not looking forward to rescheduling that MRI.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

hootie owl

This was yesterday's art for the day.
Again, the pattern came from Christi Friesen.
Hoo hoo!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Circa 2000

I was going through old boxes in the studio & came across this photo of my family on the morning after my cousin's wedding in the spring of 2000.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Polymer clay insect

Awesome right?!
Full disclosure: I got the pattern from Christi Friesen, world-renowned polymer artist.
But now that I know the technique, the possibilities are limitless!
Also, I am interested in tiny gears & tiny hardware. If you have any kicking around the house I gladly accept donations and am open to barter!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello, May!

So hey guys! I have been in the midst of a mess of projects, but seem to be wearing my scatterbrain hat because I haven't photographed anything. I have been making more collage pendants for etsy, working on some paintings, doing exercises out of the Drawing Lab book, drawing tattoos for clients, and trying something new in polymer clay.
The polymer clay thing is funny to me because I was crazy for polymer clay 15-20 years ago (hey! that makes me sound really old). I made beads and figures and mobiles, and then I went to college and majored in art (ceramics/painting). While I went on to paint & do collage the polymer clay world really took off! There are so many artists doing so much more than just jewelry, it's really amazing to see people use the clay in ways that never occurred to me. I am excited to get back into it and incorporate some new elements into my jewelry making. And bonus! It's fairly portable so I can work on it outside while the kids play.
That last bit will become super important as the school year is drawing to a close.

My head is spinning with ideas. I LOVE it when that happens!

More later, dears!