Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Little Cloud

































O what a beautiful morning
O what a beautiful day.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Urban Jungle Love

































A little bit of love in the city.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pin You

I love designing pinback buttons.

Years ago "the store" bought a button making machine.
It languished, un-loved and un-used.
I commandeered it and now I make thousands of these suckers a year.


Store buttons, vinyl themes buttons, cat buttons...
I design 'em in photoshop, print  and cut them, and then hand stamp each one into a button.
Two new designs I finished up this week.

































Some other recent designs.





Friday, August 14, 2015

Genny Girl

































I finally finished the Genesee Bock Beer bracelet.

It makes the best jangly noise on your wrist.

Check out more pictures in my Etsy shoppe.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Earring Night

I finally settled down and made some earrings this evening.

No earthshaking new designs, but it's good to be hammering bit together.

Love these little tin strawbs.
You can't quite see them but there are little brass puffy hearts behind the berry charms.
So that they look as nice from the front and from the back.
You gotta ride both sides of the horse.


Monday, August 03, 2015

Goosed

































"Goose" study - 10"x10" oil on canvas

One of these days I will get back to beads, please be patient.
I'm just loving all the paint right now.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Not So Business-y Cards



















I whipped up an exuberant and frothy new business card for my painted work.




















I really just could not do the understated, elegant thing... I even chose a shiny paper stock.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pink Peonies

"Pink Peonies" - from finish to start...






































































































































































































"Pink Peonies"
oil on canvas
36" x 36"
summer 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gizmo

"Gizmo"
oil on board, 12" x 18"
2015

A painting for a friend.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Rockin' the Bock

I am working on a new bracelet made with my glass beads and spangles cut from Genesee Bock Beer cans.

































If you're a Rochesterian you know you gotta have it.
The most beloved of all Genesee beers - Genny Bock Beer.






























This bracelet is not my first creation inspired by this brew...


















































There was the t-shirt design for the Record Archive.
*** please note that my goat has all his bits and pieces ***


































Today's bonus photo - Miss Margaret with her hair up in bock beer can rollers.
That's my girl.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bleeding Hearts
































Bleeding Hearts
oil on cradled board 24" x 24"
































detail

































Is it really finally finished?
It's been hanging around my studio being difficult for almost a year.
It was just such a boring painting, blah.
Then I just slapped some purple glaze on it from a painting of irises I am working on next to it.
Viola!

Is there anything more beautiful and promising than a pile of paint?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Darla day #6
































So far, so good.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Darla - Day #2
































Darla - day #2

Blocking in her bed of clover with a glaze of black and crusty green.