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

A Bed of Roses






and a bounty of new beauties



all inspired by this bouquet of yellow roses



that have been captured forever as new dish designs




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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