Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Runaway Bracelet

I made this bracelet as a sample for a local bead shop.

The plan was to use my lampwork beads, with their commercial components, to show shoppers how to incorporate glass into their chunky leather cord bracelets.

The plan worked.
I sold a small mountain of large hole glass beads to people who came to my trunk show yesterday.

The three beads in the bracelet were off mandrel, very amorphous, free-form donuts.
I wish I had photographed them before I put them on the bracelet (always in a hurry).
And, I wish I still had the bracelet... I sold it right off the display.

I really wanted it for myself, good thing I can make more, eh?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Trunk Show

The front and back of the postcard I designed for a trunk show.

I've been torching beads like mad, despite a couple of days spent on jury duty...
All my Rochester peeps should come and see me on Saturday and keep me company, eight hours is a really long time for me to sit still in one place.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wet Pears

I adore pears.

It was pouring rain but I foolishly walked along the edge of a busy highway to take about a hundred photos of a pair of pear trees. Looking for that perfect photo to make a painting from. I got soaked, I got an earache, I got the images.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Chicken on Asphalt & A Studio Sunset

Another new oil painting.
The sunset from my studio window.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Making Apple Branches

The first oil painting finished in my new studio.
I took photographs of its' progress all along the way.

Lastly, the photograph that I took in my sister's front yard of her apple tree with my phone.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Done & Done

I have finished two oil paintings - the first ones to come out of my new studio.
Yes, it feels amazing to have such a perfect, perfect place to work.
The one the left is "Chicken on Asphalt" and on the right "Apple Branches."
Both will be at "Artist's Row" on Sunday, September 15th.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New & Gruesome

New glam skull earrings.
Bone or stone skulls, rhinestone collars and glass headpins.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Painting Progress

Painting up a storm.

Monday, September 09, 2013

The Husky Parts

I've been playing with my button machine...

Blackout poetry buttons and nasty faces.

I will have these and hundreds more at Artist's Row on Sunday.
Each one is one of a kind and $1 each.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Pinning It - Old School

Sure I have a Pinterest account.
You can see it by clicking here.
But I also 'pin' the old fashioned way, with pushpins, clippings and a wall.

I have 400 followers on Pinterest - who are these people?
My daughter says Pinterest is "Tumbler for housewives," I think it's more like visual Farmville for artists.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Silly Raspberry

One charm, in a pile of charms, that I made this week.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Get 'em While They're Hot

That was fun.
I have 50+ new ponytail elastics ready to go.

Once I've made the glass buttons and cleaned them the next step is to get out my bucket of hair elastics.

And find the perfect color band for each naked button.

Then find my box of wire and get lay out every spool of 18 gauge.

Next the tedious part, fabricating all the wire loops that hold the elastics and do the attaching thing.

Let them cure and Viola!

All of them will be for sale, Friday night in my new studio.
It's First Friday at the Hungerford Building and all the artist's will have their spaces open to the public from 6-9.