Friday, December 16, 2011
Here is a image of one ornament I created using copper wire and Czech glass seed beads. A tree for your tree. This ornament ended up going home with Darien whose shop is Design Co Denton. She takes her gals (and guy too) out and about around Denton and makes imaginative, fun stationery.
I lucked out with a double take home since my upcycled, reclaimed wool stocking ornament
was wrapped in a Bridged Bammer Bags original mini. Ian was with me and participated in the exchange too with another tree for a tree made with copper wire and larger Czech beads going along with my Tree of Life series. He took home a really nice reclaimed leather dove ornament.
We all had a great time laughing and stealing each others' ornaments until they were locked down and left passing along warmest holiday wishes. Until the next event, I'm sure everyone will be busy getting through this holiday season.
Friday, December 9, 2011
On Friday night, in conjunction with the Denton tree lighting and First Friday Denton I spent the evening demonstrating my technique at A Creative Art Studio. There was live Celtic music as well as a performance by the Denton High strings ensemble. We had warm wassail and tasty finger foods. There was a fairly large crowd that came through and right off the bat I sold two of my trees. The woman who bought them was so excited about them that I couldn't help but feel good and wear a big bright smile.
At the end of the evening I thanked Robin for having me and headed out into the crowd. I must admit that before I located them in the crowd I took a few moments to myself to walk amongst celebrating and take in the Denton evening. I had the chance to taste some of the remaining wassail that was still being served as part of Denton's wassail fest. Thanks La Di Da for the delicious leaded wassail that warmed me up in the cool wet Denton air. Then, I made a quick stop into one of my son's favorite shops More Fun Comics & Games to pick up a little something for Chanukkah.
When I had breathed it all in I headed over to the stage area to find my fellas. Lucky for me, Jim is tall and usually easy to spot over the crowd so it was no problem. We shared the warm wassail and brought in the holiday season with hundreds of other Detonites as Sarah Jaffe and members of Midlake entertained us all. On my way back tot he car I happened upon all the friends I have made over the past year as they stood on the corner schmoozing. What a fun evening.
As if that wasn't enough for one weekend, on Saturday night some of my trees were featured at the Oxide Gallery December opening reception. There were three different shows being featured that night; their regular gallery show, a juried show themed in Childhood, and the juried jewelry show. They had music, catered food, wine and plenty of good cheer. I really enjoyed being able to walk around and chat with the other artists and guests. The show will be up through the month of December and will be changing at the end of January.
Until next week, happy crafting.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I am excited about finally getting my new copper trees posted and available in my Etsy shop. I have about 6 in there currently and will be continuing to add more.
Also coming up this week I will be at two different events in Denton.
The first event will be First Friday Denton at A Creative Art Studio. Robin Huttash always puts on a great event for first Friday with live music, art demonstrations and snacks. This year first Friday will be happening at the same time Denton's annual Wassail Fest. It should be a great evening to come on down to the square and partake in all of the festivities which include a tree lighting, lots of wassail tasting, kids activities and just general celebrating of the holiday season.
Finally I will be rounding out the week over at the Oxide Gallery for their December show opening reception. Some of my newest jewelry pieces will be featured as a part of this juried exhibition. The catered reception is open to all who wish to attend.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
i'm cleaning the cabin
after a week of deep green
on the south toe,
outside, the mother bird
huddles deep into
her corner porch nest
as thunder rolls and rain
comes down hard
mother nature replenishes
we freshen the spaces
i jump the gap
heading down the rock walk
to run a load of things
for packing in the car
but she catches me
i too am washed
by her majesty
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
As all things do, the tin can project continues to evolve as I let my creative spirit go. The possibilities seem endless as every time I finish with a new set of pieces I see more and more bubbling to the top of my artistic cauldron. You can see the evolutionary process here in this post from bead mosaic on a tin can lid , to beads and paint, to only paint on a hammered tin can. And while in the end my hammered tin can paintings might appeal to nobody but me, I am completely ok with that. I am completely involved in the act of creating art from what would otherwise be trash and I feel calm and satisfied and free while doing it. The process and what I feel while going through it is not really for anyone else, but I am also not keeping it tight inside just for me. I am glad to share. The idea that someone else may find a smile, a moment of joy or beauty in one of my pieces is thrilling.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
this young lady came back on Sunday to get the lovely flower headband you see in her hair
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011