The Countdown Begins: 30 Days Til Halloween…

Now it begins.  The Pumpkin carving, creepy costume, apple bobbing, time of the year where kids have a good excuse to gorge on candy, and adults get to act like puberty never set in.  A time where cosplay isn’t just for nerds, pranks can freak the daylights out of total strangers, and the law enforcement…

The Jolena: In the Spirit of the Revolution

Books have a way to engage the imagination and entangle you in worlds of possibilities.   This necklace was inspired by the book “Spirit of the Revolution” by Debbie Peterson, and named after the heroine of the book Jolena. The focal of the necklace is an eye catching glass of sea opal.  Encompassed by faceted…

Take-A-Peek-See: In the process of a still-life “Tattered”

Welcome to yet another take-a-peek-see post.  By now you are probably wondering is I’ll ever reveal the completed piece, or if I enjoy teasing you, or maybe I just like making promises I don’t intend to keep.  Most artists like to work on numerous projects at a time, especially if they are working with a medium that…

From Sketch to Color

The Before and the After, the  Rough to the Final, the Beginning to the End, regardless how one wants to phrase it there is something fascinating about the vision becoming a lucid work of art.  My dad was a computer geek since it’s conception.   Even now I till remember the old dos putty computer, and playing single colored…

All those fancy patterns….

You have seen them everywhere, detailed patterns repeated intricately on fabrics, wallpapers, vinyls, and plastics.  I was once in awe, trying to figure out where the pattern began and where it ended. Some time ago I decided I wanted to give it a try.  As you can imagine where to start left me scratching my head.  A…

Take-A-Peek-See: In the process of “untitled”

Welcome to another “Take-A-Peek-See” post.  While I was perusing pinterest, I came across a texture that inspired me to do this painting.  It will be a contemporary piece inspired by texture and form. The medium of choice is acrylic, due to it’s fast drying applications.  In order to get “clean” lines I needed something less…

Collection Highlights: Wood & Silver (Necklace & Bracelet Set)

One of the first jobs I ever had was at a well known arts and craft store.  Every so often demonstrations are given to customers to encourage them to purchase or branch out.  My boss assigned me to do a stretch beaded bracelet for the demo.  My initial reaction was an eyebrow raise.  Not only…

Take-A-Peek-See: In the process of “The Alleyway”

Paintings can take time to create, so these little posts will let you “take a peek see” at some of these paintings in the process.  The above snap shot is of “The Alleyway”.  I wanted to do an architectural piece, with a lightly old feel to it.  This is a play on perspective, with a…

What a random bead could bring…

Being the artist in the family, I occasionally get random supplies for gifts.  One such gift was these beautiful little swavorski faceted crystals in various colors.  I for one rarely mix colors, so as you can imagine I stared at these little sparklies , bewildered at what I could do with them.  I had a…

One Necklace, One Prize, One Winner

VISIT…. The Howloween Blog Hop…Haunted Carnton Plantation…. then make a comment (at the link), and you could win this necklace designed by your’s truly. It’s primarily made of hemalyke, featuring onyx round beads as a focal point.  An oxidized plated silver lobster claw clasp finishes the back.  It measures about 20″. A simple but dark metallic design. The Give-Away ended on…