Wednesday, March 17, 2010


After taking Leighanna Light's Creepy Charlotte class at Art and Soul Las Vegas, there was no stopping us! Friends Karen and Jerri were here and along with Kathryn and I we went to town.  View these dolls in progress.......

Here's my first finished "Ga-Ga Grunge Girl" as I'm calling them.

And here's a look at one of Kathryn's.......

Look out, they're addicting and are invading my home!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Gallery Wall

Kathryn and I hung our new material at the "City of the World" gallery  last week.  This is a non-profit gallery run by a few school teachers and is in the art district in downtown Las Vegas.  We decided to do 20 5"x5" canvases, 10 each.  The continuity was the size, not the subject. 
The three close-ups are my pieces...Kathryn will be posting hers as well.  All are mixed media, acrylic.

Fun to wear


You can't be around Karen Cole and not want to make something out of copper!  And so after spending some time with Karen, Jerri and Kathryn , what better to do than create a copper embossed neckpiece.  Such fun wearing it and you can't believe how many people think it's attached to the shirt.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Got out the jewelry findings and the copper and came up with "Darkling Beetle" It all started with Karen Cole showing us her technique one week-end in New York. Now I have all kinds of stuff I need to use. But one can never have to much stuff.

Friday, August 28, 2009

P.S. Found it!





Found the cable so here's the book...





The finished size of this one is 3 1/2" x 6"


Illumination..Joy's post

Here are some views of the page I did at Lynne Perrella's class on Illuminated Manuscripts. When folded into a book, each section takes on a whole new life of it's own.



The red rosin paper is such a strong and useful substrate for these works.



When I returned home, I had to work on another piece... and here it is....lots of texture and color. These pieces end up being very pliable though, and lend themselves to folding and sewing very easily.


If I can find the cable to my camera to download ( ugh!!) I will post pictures of the folded book. Where is that cable??.........

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tudor wear




Making objects of art from vintage brass findings can be addictive. After spending some time with Jerri, Kathryn and Karen learning Karen's wonderful copper tooling with added findings techniques we then moved on to larger pieces. This is made entirely of brass findings from Metalliferous and junk shops. It is both wired and glued to the bookboard.