Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Published...





Yay ! I received my complimentary contribution copy


of Jewelry Affaire today, another beautiful issue


thanks to Beth Livesay


the Stampington crew and all the artists





I am honored to have my work published

along with so much other talent !




these are the hand crafted jewels you will view on page 112.



to read more about the process click here

Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspiration continues...




OH MY GOODNESS ! WELCOME TO MY WORLD !!!







I was laughing out loud at this photo !

What a messy girl I am...but oh so creative

So somehow in my mind that makes it okay !

LoVe my girlfriend Gail for sharing this snap shot
she took of me while creating this new piece,
created with clay and ripped cotton sheets for the roses

( I am adding another stem to the side of the vase in this photo )

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it comes thru firing okay
and I can share a photo of the piece when it is finished.


here is a snap after the 1st firing


now I will be color glazing the stems and leaves
and adding values...

you may view the finished piece here


Monday, March 21, 2011

Vivid imagination



.
I've been playing with the idea of getting back into retail...




it's not like I don't already have enough on my plate



this is just how my mind spins and how my brain works



combine my imagination with my creative spirit



and this is what I visualize



notice all the customers are walking out with purchases



no one is empty handed



and such a diversity of merchandise




I could keep going with these fun little water color
images being created in my lap



but it seems the page is full



( a brief history... when I was in my 20's I created & operated a very successful lifestyle store,
it was one of a kind and a dream come true. I met a an amazing amount of great people, some as clients and customers and some that worked with me, many still stay in touch and it's success was how I was able to
purchase my sweet cottage overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, California.
That store was 5000 square feet.
I'm dreaming of something smaller & taking on a partner this time.
I am so NOT fond of paper work ! )


Sunday, March 20, 2011

...imagination overload continues...


from here


om.

still having an insanely good time



capturing images from my imagination



and transferring them on to paper








Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Stay positive anyway


.
Life has a way of taking us on some crazy twists and turns at times

there hasn't been much available time for creative play



. . . . . . . . . .



imagine my delight when finding these luscious beauties

at the courtyard door upon returning home from another long day



It is so nice to be appreciated




it brought a smile to my heart and a lift to my spirit

and the paint supplies came out of hiding





lovely inspiration for new ceramic dish designs




& spring is on it's way !






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