Friday, November 19, 2010

New photographs of the studio.

I recently posted a link to a blog that I read that was showcasing the 'unique' spaces and places in your home. Rooms other than the necessary - studios, workspaces, man caves etc. So I went back through this blog and found images of the studio from almost three years ago... and it's funny how much and little it's changed. So that got me thinking about the space and I've decided that one of my weekend projects is to do a bit of a clean up and then post some images here of the studio as it is today!

Monday, November 08, 2010

The finished set, the mokume gane pattern was fun to create. The subtle hints of the silver foil layers don't really show in the photograph, but they add just enough depth and sparkle to the design. It felt good to get a bit of a push in the studio and with some new sketches on the table and some photographs that are the start of my next exhibit ready to go... feeling creative!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Playing with color.

I recently had a 'contest' on my Facebook page. Anyone could leave a comment listing three colors that worked well together and designated a shape; circle, square or oval. From the comments one was selected at random to be my inspiration and 'swift kick in the rear' to get back into the studio and get my hands full color and clay.

Well, it worked, this is the color palette (Espresso, waterscape blue, and vanilla) inspiration that I'm working from, I find random photographs from either my own stash or online to make a color design and then it's off to work at the polymer table. I'll post soon with the finished polymer design!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quiet times in the studio.

I've been slowly working out some ideas for three new and different designs of polymer pieces. Now the hard part will be sitting down at the table and getting my hands into the clay and moving forward.

And oh... some of the photographs from this fall season that I'm using for some inspiration are absolutely beautiful. I'm cropping and editing a few and will post again soon.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Two Days!!!

On Friday I will be flying off to Jacksonville, FL to embark on my Polymer Clay Cruise! I'm so excited. I've been getting updates on what to bring, classes, goodie bags and more. And it looks as though both hurricanes in the vicinity of the Bahamas will be well past and or well out to sea!

I'm bringing the old camera with me and will take some pictures of the workspaces & more to post when I get back.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lake George craft show!

Gearing up for the final craft show of the summer season. I will be up at Lake George, Shepherd's Park, on Friday the 20th thru Sunday the 22nd from 9 a.m. 'til 5 p.m.. Stop by the booth if you're at the lake!

Then some time off to gear up for the Fall LARAC show & Christmas. I have some fantastic ideas in store for some new pieces using the plants, textures and flowers in the garden combined with polymer clay & hand dyed satin cording! So cool... pictures will be posted once things are moving along!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Exciting news!

Wow! I'll be heading to the Bahamas for a five day Polymer Clay cruise... days at sea & evenings will be filled with classes & demonstrations and then I'll have two days in both Half Moon Cay & Nassau to play in the sand & sea! The classes are taught by the best polymer clay artists & teachers and I'll be learning some amazing techniques & projects! I can't wait until September...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thank you!

LARAC was a fun weekend. Even with the rainy Saturday and the misty clouds today, the crowds were smiling and I truly enjoyed talking about my artwork with all the visitors to my booth.
Thank you again to all who stopped by & hope to see you in August at Shepard's Park craft show!
I'll be posting some pictures up soon of new designs that are in the works.

Friday, June 11, 2010


F-44 is the official booth number!!!

I'll be right on Maple Street in front of the Adirondack Trust/Smith Barney buildings. The tent structure is up & the main components are all figured out, tomorrow morning (early!) I'll relayout the tables as almost everything got packed away for the night and lay out all of the beautiful jewelry sets!

Can't wait! Here is a photograph of the booth with the prints on the walls & the basic tables set up.

More pictures of the displays to follow tomorrow!

Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-5

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Phew!!! Almost ready.

The jewelry is all packed in the cases... the photographs are wrapped... the prints are boxed. Tools, tent, tables - check.
Tonight was the night of getting the final things set for LARAC. All looks good with only little touches tomorrow & then I'm heading downtown at 6p.m. to set up some of the bigger things!
So excited... wait 'til you see!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Next Weekend!!!

LARAC. I've set up the new tent to make sure all is well & finished putting together the elements for booth display. I've fired the last batch of beads & have been busy designing new necklaces, earrings and a few bracelets!

Hope to see you there.

Saturday & Sunday, June 12-13, 9a.m.-5p.m
City Park, downtown Glens Falls

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More & more...

Beads & designs that is! With the LARAC Summer Arts Festival right around the corner I'm busy in the studio finishing lots of cool beads and some really beautiful jewelry sets.

The new tent for the show is on the way & I'm finalizing my ideas for the decoration of the booth. Some of the things I've done in the past are staying, but I've got a few new Ideas that I hope will make the tent a beautiful showcase for the jewelry, prints and photographs.

Can't wait... June 12-13 in City Park, Glens Falls, NY.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Today we installed 45 works for my solo show in the Widlund Gallery. We worked through the initial layout of the gallery and I only switched a few pieces from my original plan. This is the 'sneak peek' of each of the gallery walls & the works as they are! I hope that you will get a chance to see them in person, the colors look fantastic & the details of the jewelry are beautiful.

There are fifteen flowers that each have three pieces; the original photograph, an altered digital print, and a polymer clay jewelry set. Some of the flowers are perennials from my garden here at the house, others are wildflowers from Putnam Farm & Crane Mountain. Each is unique and represents the colors, textures & shapes of the individual flowers.

Remember the opening reception is next Saturday night, May 8th from 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tomorrow's the big day!

All the artwork is packed and ready to go in the morning. I'll be at the gallery installing the works for much of the day, I promise a few photographs as a sneak peak of the exhibit tomorrow evening.

Wish me luck!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Down to the wire.

I'm putting the finishing touches on all the pieces for my show & am getting so excited for Friday! I'll post images of the gallery once everything is installed & beautiful!

Some upcoming dates to remember:

Colors of Nature: Prints, photographs & polymer jewelry
May 1-27, 2010
Opening Reception, May 8, 5-7 p.m.
Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY

LARAC Summer Festival
June 13-14, 2010, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
City Park, Glens Falls, NY

Lake George Arts & Crafts Show
August 20-22, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Shepard's Park, Lake George, NY

Friday, April 16, 2010

Almost there...

The final frames are coming via FedEx & I've started setting up the designs for the piece labels. I'm getting excited & nervous as we get closer to April 30th, the hanging date, followed by the opening on May 8th!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Almost Ready!!!

Photographs are framed, the final jewelry sets are on the beadboards ready to be designed & finished and the last frames & backing are on their way for the prints. I'm so excited about the upcoming show, here's all the final official information.

Colors of Nature. Floral prints, photographs & polymer clay jewelry. Perennial garden flowers from the home garden and wildflowers from the fields of Crane Mountain provide the inspiration for the prints, photographs and polymer clay jewelry. Each of the fifteen flowers is the focus of a trio of art pieces that interpret the colors and textures through the different art mediums of printing inks, photography and polymer clay.
May 1 - May 27, 2010
Widlund Gallery
Tannery Pond Community Center
228 Main Street, North Creek, NY

Opening reception: May 8, 2010, 5-7 p.m.