Tuesday, March 29, 2011


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...


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


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 !