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Ivory Owl Necklace

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

full-view-owl-nk-copy.jpgA Barn Owl on an old ivory piano key is held in an architectural brass piece.  An oxidized sterling triangular section at the top, represents the night sky and is pierced with stars.  Sterling cylinders on either side, begin the beaded section.  Antique brown glass tubes, with a scattering of tiny brass beads.  A hand made hook and eye clasp is easy to use, comfortable, and attractive.  This piece hangs at about 19″.  



Stone art

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Sometimes I create drawings on beach stones with charcoal , which is often found at the site.  These drawings are left on the beach as offerings.

Stone art

Another place to see my jewelry if you are local.

Monday, May 21st, 2012

I now have my jewelry at Art on Main, in Bristol, Vt.  (A nice mountain town with cool people.)  I’ve been working hard to get a good sized lump of jewelry  to submit.  They are carrying several of the ivory pieces.  If you are in the area, go check it out!

Soon, I will also have jewelry in the gift shop  at  Basin Harbor Club.

I’m spreading myself thin these days.  Gardening, making art  and jewelry in the beloved studio space here.  The Kestrels are nesting over my head in the rafters, the chickens are happy and roaming about, butterflies and bees are active…. life is so sweet.

Cow 5″x7″ acrylic on canvas

Sunday, July 25th, 2010


Detail of ship in a mural.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010


Another view of the mural going up a stairway in the formal entry.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010


An Early American Rufus Porter style mural in a formal entryway.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010


oops, accident…..

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I had an unfortunate accident while at work on the last day of April.  I fell 12′ from a ladder and broke my wrist and radius.  I have had surgery, with a titanium plate and screws put in to stabilize the broken bones.  The doctor says it could take 3-9 mos. before I am able to lift something heavier than a paperback book.  This is a trying time for me, but I feel lucky the injuries were not worse.  I am alive, too!!!

So….. I am on a healing path.  I still have my dominant hand to funnel my creative ideas through.  It’s ironic that this injury has nudged me to focus on doing what I love.  Art! I will probably never go back to my interior painting job.  I will do murals when I have healed enough, and other decorative finishes.  Check out the new pics I have posted.

If any one reading this once thought about purchasing something from my website, but just didn’t get around to it for whatever reason, please reconsider.  I am offering some discounts to get some pieces moving to support myself as I heal these bones.  Email me and we can figure the cost breaks.

Learning to “see”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

After I spend a day in my studio working on a painting, I tend to “see” things in a more critical way. I notice how light falls on an object. I look at how different elements affect one another… like dew pooling on leaves and rain breaking the surface of a body of water, light laying down on rocks. Or the way a Heron cups its wings and brings its gangly body so gracefully to a perch, weightlessly.

Vision is an amazing gift we all take for granted. We see everyday things that we really don’t give our attention to. Like a grand old tree on the side of a road we pass by on our way to some other place each day. Sometimes I stop and investigate. I am always glad I did, no matter how late it makes me for my destination.

All of my life I have looked at things up close. Nature is a mystery that has hooked me and I can’t get enough of it. It makes me travel slowly through life.

I’m working on a series of nests and eggs. When discovering a nest with eggs, I feel the sacredness of its contents. A home. A family. Something is growing. Something is being protected.

Hummer Nest

Reed Nest

Beach Nest

mannequin heads

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

compblog-head-painting.jpgcompblog-pic-mannequin.jpgpainting the lips(click on thumbnails)

I have been painting mannequin heads and selling them for display models for boutiques and jewelry stores. I buy the blanks, which are fiberglass reinforced plastic, and doll them up. This one measures 17″ high. Circumference of head is 20.5″. Each one is different. This gal has a pale blue-green dress with a v-bodice. She has long dark brown hair, blue eyeshadow, with both painted on and fake eyelashes. She has holes in her ears and can wear earrings.
These mannequins are perfect for any dress shop or private boudoir and can display earrings, necklaces, hats or scarves.

photo of Pitcher and Pears

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Pitcher and Pears

Here is a preview of “Pitcher and Pears”. 16″x16″ acrylic on canvas.

I’ll post it to the site soon.

(click on thumbnail for larger view)

I’ve got a blog!!

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Welcome to my blog! Suppose I should say what I am up to…

Today I am putting varnish coats on “Pitcher and Pears”, which no one has seen yet. Will have it available to view soon.