Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The year is ending on a melancholy note with yet another gallery closing. I think I had better make finding some new venues my most important resolutions for the new year but along with that I have to decide WHAT I actually want to do! Lately I've been considering a return to clay on panels as I demonstrated in Cynthia Tinapple's Polymer Clay Global Perpectives.... I want to explore more abstract compositions with textural effects.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
We are in the middle of a European adventure & we have made a home in A houseboat on the Prinsengracht Canal for the last three nights. It has been rainy today & the rain is drumming on the roof - perfection.
Today we visited the sublime Van Gogh Museum.
Some of the sights:
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I wound up the week by shipping earrings to Ontario and taking some over to Side Street Studio. This morning I stocked the Etsy Shelves with six pairs of earrings. From start to finish this concept has taken almost a month to work out. I have several pounds of fizzled experiments in the trash but I am very very happy with the items I'm offering!
Friday, September 13, 2013
I'll be shipping a batch to Artemesia in Westport Ontario and delivering some to Side Street Studio here in Oak Bay. I have set aside some special ones for my Etsy Shop - that will be Job #1 on Monday!
Monday, September 9, 2013
|These ones match my dress!|
As the project developed I realised I was really enjoying myself so I decided to make these for sale. I like the way they accent my FuSion Bangles. I'll be working on making more and coming up with an interesting display format for them too. I really like using boxes but the added volume affects shipping costs dramatically.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
On an impulse I began dumping entire containers out on the rug for a dramatic sorting session. It took longer than I thought. I have spent over a week tossing the equivalent of two garden sized garbage bags out but more importantly most materials worth keeping and sorted into appropriate places. Materials that relate to processes that I don't intend to revisit are being sent to the basement in storage bins. Last time I did this I had a huge online sale but this time I found that I have spent a year accumulating things that are worth keeping. I am looking at an assortment of books relating to metal clay that may go to Etsy or eBay.
Several items of furniture were sent to basement storage- they will go to the beachfront cottage I intend to buy when I win the lottery. Someone please remind me to buy a ticket for that!
Tables from my craft show booth supplies were brought up to function as workspace. A good purpose as I (think) have decided not to do any more craft shows. Time will tell.
My new wax station is the finishing touch!
|curtains conceal storage containers|
|My wax table|
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We feasted on some of the delicious creations from some of Snohomish's very good restaurants and Shannon shared several tubs of Ice Cream from Oregon's famed Salt and Straw Ice Creamery.
It was a fabulous mixture of playing and learning and I loved every second of it!
|Day One- Shannon explains the fundamentals|
|A random weaving demo|
|drying the first layered forms in the sun|
|The hot wax station|
|It was as much as it looks!|
|Melanie Ferguson & Kathie Vezzani|
|Shannon and Gwen Maxwell Williams|
|Melanie Ferguson's indicate carvings in the wax|
|Gera Scott Chandler|