Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I've been exploring the goddess shape in a more free form manner than I've done in the past. I am not much of a "flowy" person, so working with shapes less regimented has really opened my creative juices up a bit.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I am very excited I sold this piece out of the Small Treasures show at Coast Collective gallery! I think it's the first piece of jewelry to sell out of a gallery show there. I believe it was the people at Royal Bay bakery who bought it, they have the BEST baking there! They are right at the top of the lagoon when you head to the gallery. Stop in for a snack on your way to Coast Collective!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I am pretty thrilled with the colors in the plunged dots on this bead! I am a bit of a purple nut so I am always thrilled when I get nice purples. The dots are Psyche from Double Helix I am a big fan of their silvered glass! Their clear is very nice too, melts really fast, no scum and no bubbles.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
A Etsy team I belong to, the SATEAM, is having a great holiday sale. For every purchase in participating etsy shops you get a entry and a chance to win a gorgeous charm bracelet put together by members of the team.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I've got some new earrings in my Etsy shop! I've been playing with silver a lot lately. These earrings originated a year or so ago when I took a class with Cynthia Archer at Amy Johnson's studio in Toronto. It took me a long time to get them balance properly and to get the last rivet just right, but I'm very happy with the design.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I got home last night and am trying to adjust to having three horses. I'll admit Cruize's death has hit me a bit hard. I feel a bit lost, I think Redman is lonely too. He looks out the driveway a lot and seems quiet. Tomorrow I think I'll turn him out beside Indy and Eazy and see if that helps perk him up. As for me, I am not sure when I'll perk up.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This weekend is the Gifts & Wishes show at the Coast Collective Gallery! Come shop amongst some fantastic and unique art for wonderful Christmas gifts! Thursday 12-8, 6-8 is the grand opening of the show, most of the artists will be there and there will be munchies too! Friday to Sunday 12-5. Come on down!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
In all the years we've had horses, I taught full time, we've never had our own riding ring. WELL that has changed. We now have a small sand riding ring and an area where a round pen will go in. Eventually we'll have lights too! It makes Indy's daily re hab sessions a lot easier! It's easy to harrow it with our quad, all though the quad seems to be on it's last legs!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Morrocan Moonlight I am often drawn to the colors and textures in rocks, I find myself often looking down a lot as I walk. This bead reminds me of a small forest pebble, waiting for something special to happen. Lots of earth tones, lightly etched.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
On my trip to turkey this summer we flew into Ankara airport. I expected it to me a lot bigger than it was, I was hoping to find some more of the blue bowls I had fallen in love with. The shield pattern on the one side of this bead for some reason reminds me of a local girl we met while waiting in the airport. She was heading to north america for a wedding, wearing a scarf with typical Turkish style patterns in it.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I am trying to keep a studio schedule, making beads etc for winter shows. Man is it hard to set your own schedule! I've started playing with Gaffer glass, but haven't got many beads out of it yet. Maybe in a couple days! Here's a few new listings I've got in my Etsy shop!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I spent the last week in Chinook Washington at M & D Designs (heaven for glassy people!) I had the most fun I've had in ages, laughed all day long, learnt tons and got to hang out with amazing friends! many thanks to Kristi for organizing it and to the folks at M & D for letting us hang out there. I miss everyone!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I am going to try and get back to featuring one artist a month (maybe more, maybe less!) on my blog.
How long have you been working in your medium?
I made my first wirewrapped piece 3 years ago. I had a handful of lampwork beads that I had made that I was so proud of. I made a simple necklace with sterling silver wire and the lampwork beads and my passion for wire wrapping grew from then on.
What is your favorite thing about your art?
I would have to say its the wonderful feeling I get after I've created something beautiful out of simple wire with my own two hands.
What's your favorite piece?
My favorite piece is my Dragonfly Pendant. I love dragonflies!
What's the hardest piece you've ever made?
The Dragonfly Pendant was the hardest piece I've ever made. I actually worked on this idea for several months. I gave up on it numerous times and would toss it aside until a new idea hit me. Attaching the wings to the body was my biggest problem I had, and the idea came to me one night just as I was falling asleep. I jumped up out of bed and sketched my idea down on a piece of paper so I would'nt forgot it the next morning. LOL!
Who or what inspires you?
I've been inspired by so many wonderful artist, Sandy Cowan, Iza Malczyk, and Sharilyn Miller to name a few. I also find inspiration in my natural suroundings, a walk in the woods, camping trips, and even when I'm working in my yard.
What's your favorite inspirational saying?
My favorite inspirational saying is:
If you can Dream it, you can do it.
What's one thing you've never done you always wanted to do?
I would love to travel the world.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Indy is healing up fairly well, slow and steady. He's been outside during the day lately, hopefully if the weather stays nice he'll be outside at night soon too. He seems happy enough to be outside, being in the stall all day gets boring for him!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Marie Dodd sent me a blog award! Thanks Marie!
Indy seems to be feeling a bit better, he tried to rip down the box fan we put on the outside of his door to keep him cool! He's spent more time up than down now, and it getting to spend a bit more time outside. All the well wishes are much appreciated!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
My new blackbird was chosen as Bead of the Day on the Fire Diva's blog! I love making smaller beads and the birds are a challenge, it's hard to get the right amount of detail into them without overwhelming the bead. I do love making them though!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My dream home, consists of a log house on the back corner of our property. It would over look a pond, the spot is currently a bit of a slew but some day we'll dig it out to be a proper pond. There would be a little dock with a studio on it. No buildings for as far as the eye can see.
We headed up to Stettler for five days. We needed to let me horse's health improve so we could head home. We did some work on our indoor arena, and fixed some fencing. Trees had blown down on the fences over the winter. I'd forgotten how nice it is out there!
We spent one whole evening wandering around the Stampede Art Show. You could spend and entire day there. Lots of talented artists! The room itself is pretty spectacular, lots of fountains and sitting areas. They had people done up like bronze sculptures, they'd sit very still for a while, then move! It startled more than one person.
Now, back to the proper order of the trip!
I forgot my pictures of our hot air balloon ride! At the end of our Cappadocia stay Andrea decided hot air balloons were a must. I however and afraid of heights. But, being the good friend I am I decided to give it a go.