Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Here is a necklace I put togather while gearing up for the holiday markets I did this past season. I wanted to take my flowers and do something different with them. I used a perforated disc as the base for combining different already made flowers and a sparkly vintage crystal into one sculptural pendant. The main flower is mad with Czech 3cuts and they just catch the light so beautifully. The black really shines. More pendants to come in the future.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Well on friday I received my rejection postcard from the Lyndon House Arts Center 35th Juried Exhibition. I admit I felt a bit bummed out that one of my pieces didn't make it in. I really thought that my acrylic/poetry/3-d flowers was worthy of exhibition.

Of course here in Athens there are lots of very talented artists and one can never guess exactly what the judge will be loooking for. However, I have in the past often wondered what made certain pieces gain entrance into events like these. With art being such a subjective field it is possible to have a classic masterpiece passed over for something more post-modern abstraction. Not that I'm trying ti imply my works were masterpieces, I just happen to think they were very nice.

Also, beads and beadwork sort of get a bad rap in the fine art world. They are considered more of a craft instead of a fine art although if you haven't seen her work to affirm the fine artiness of beads check out beadwork artist Liza Lou and her amazing airstream sculpture.

Last time I was part of this show I had one piece accepted and one rejected and then a local gallery hosted a refuse show. So, hoping for that second chance. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rings galore

This past holiday season I spent a lot of time creating new items for all of the markets. As part of this process I went a little wild with sculptural rings. So, for your viewing pleasure, a parade of rings!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lyndon House 35th Exhibition

So a few years ago when we lived here in Athens I entered into the Lyndon House juried exhibition. At that time I had one piece that was accepted in and it was really cool. So the time has come again for the exhibition and I figured why not try again.

So I whipped up two pieces that I thought were beautiful examples of my current work and brought them over last week as entries. Here is one of them I've entitled "refelction with hope for tomorrow.
This piece in 3d and the flowers come of of the canvas. The canvas is covered with an acrylic wash as well as an original poem.
Cross your fingers for me. I find out next week if either of my pieces made it in.