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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring Fever

It hit me last night; that overpowering urge to purge,relocate,recycle and un/redecorate. I saw the anguish and yes fear wash over the face of the hoarding, indiscriminate collecting,love living in clutter fella I live with.He knows tough times lay ahead because with the need to purge comes that bitchy, self-righteous I am soooo better than you persona.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another color, texture miracle

There is nothing I love more in art than to see color hidden beneath texture. This pear, one of Laurie's pieces, has given me more inspiration this week in making polymer plates to use as pendants with or without beads added.Today I am playing with photo transfer of music pages from a very old Country Western music book. The lyrics are the best part.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

How to catalogue?

I am struggling with the monumental task of photographing and cataloguing all the pieces I have in my jewelry collection. This includes crediting artist patterns, bead and gem suppliers and calculating the cost of supplies plus labour and then pricing each piece.Note to this at the beginning of creating each piece. That is have an inventory list , addresses of suppliers and picture of finished piece.Much like an appraisal. Any thoughts on how to simplify this task and save my marriage?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Post Secret

I confess...I contribute to Post Secret.. Do you? Can you tell which ones are mine?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Color, gotta have it.

This amazing artist has the last word on color and it's importance in making the work sing.Beverly Gilbert's new book, "Eye For Color" is always never far from me in the Studio. Her wheels make color selection so much easier and surprising with some of the combinations.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy kiss and love day

Ok it is a bit off the path for Valentines Day but I kinda think it hits (ha,ha,ha...get it ...hits)the opposite market. Do you think Chris Brown will be sending it to Rihanna? Sick..I know. Too much chocolate before 7am.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Funny Valentine

We all create our own chain of fools. This is mine....oh and yours too, Laurie. Love your Valentine.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

%#@$%&*^%$#@ IDIOT

Yes, It's me Dr. Totalwasteofmytime, I have returned to contribute to another Modeling Class for the little Lassies. Dr. TWOMT speaks:..."I see the specialist (woman Dr.) prescribed XXX".(aside from me)...Between you and I it is apparantly a wonder drug as after 4 days I am transformed. I had asked her last week to try this drug and to my shock (this, would never happen with Dr. TWOMT), She said sure????!!!!! back to Dr. TWOMT again he speaks:..."Gee, she is sharp! I probably would not have thought of that!" Thats why People, he is called Dr. Asshole/ Dr. TWOMT by my friends, family and yours truly.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just can't get enough

Someone pleeze save me and lock the clay drawer. It is 3AM clay is in oven.Lights are all on. Coffee anyone?

Monday, February 09, 2009


 This is my fav pick-me-up in a glance visual. It sits right up front on my Inspiration board and was sent by Laurie at a very fun and silly time in my art life. We were intent on challenging the postal service and sent a plethora of odd mail. My mail lady loved it and admitted she read it all; that is: all not enveloped. Hmm, maybe the beach ball and paint can went a bit too though!
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Saturday, February 07, 2009


  The weekly test of all that is holy has rolled in once again. I have long been held up in our tribe as the Grammy...Oscar...Peoples Choice award
of patience and this weekly recertification of this status has rolled up again. I do not exaggerate people. This one card holding player is enough on his own to help me maintain my crown as he asks every nano second...What's wild then answers himself for the billionth time..."The Players"...aha ....aha....duh!
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Friday, February 06, 2009

Message in a bracelet

 Not a
perfectionist,surprised? I like the look of the uneven; rough edges, oxidized finish, disappearing images all especially on polymer. This uneven, splotchy bracelet has all of the above and more...there are message plates speaking words of, Message in a bracelet. Peace out...
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just can't let it go


I just can't leave the clay drawer closed. I dream of clay bracelets, clay beads and today clay letters. I am seriously contemplating buying up all of myrles abandoned clay and trying a table top for a small table Great Grandpa made for Nana. My greatest obsession is still the free form beads and plates with holes wherever so I can use them for pendants, outdoor hangings and a Sweet Dreams sign for the guest room These 2 bracelets I loved for the toughness of them....biker chick style. Any thoughts?
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This is what I Love about Art

 This is a polymer clay bracelet finished with carved ivory beads.I used a bit of bronze paste to dirty it up a bit. I so love
the beaten up grungy look of jewelry that's been around the block....not so much in men though.
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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Has the Groundhog been sighted?

Snowy and foggy today but we are all excited that spring may be here and are out with our shovels to welcome the little groundhog. Can you see him?

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