Friday, October 31, 2014

Slag You're It !

A nice 6lb. chunk of slag glass.
It's getting harder and harder to find, which makes it all the more fun when you do score a nice hunk.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In The Best Possible Light

The light was so beautiful today that I had to take a few studio snapshots.

First, my new red chair. She must have six layers of paint (at least).
The tart wooed me at the end of an estate sale with her sad $4 price tag.
I mean seriously, why had no one adopted this sturdy little bentwood chair?

This paint-by-number garbage can is a crucial part of my painting process.
Seriously, you would roll your eyes if you saw how many kleenex get used while I paint.
Wiping brushes, wiping off paint off paintings, wiping off my fingers...

A Pyrex pie plate is my palette of choice.
I buy cheap used ones, they last a month or so before the surface is so gooped up that I toss it.
The black cabinet holds all my oil paints, lovingly sorted by color into individual drawers.

The rubber crickets have followed me from studio to studio for almost 20 years.
Crickets are lucky, right?
I love stupid faux nature.

Rubber rats, they're not just for Halloween.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Momma Said Knock You Out

The absolute best drawing I have seen in ages.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Purple Mercury

A new necklace in progress.
Glass heart, cut Mercury dime, sterling silver and a nice chunk of amethyst.

I procured a whole strand of these beautiful stones at the gem show.  They're just wonderful.

The dime has been cut away in places, a little bit of treasure that I found in a button box at an estate sale. I've had it for years just waiting for the perfect piece to add it to.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bird Brained

I adore making birds.
I should be making earring pairs, I should be making hearts, I should be making buttons...

Monday, October 06, 2014

Again With the Bangles

A big mess of leather bangles.

These are so much fun to make and wear.

Above, is a super simple one. Just a glass bead and a piece of leather.
Below, a more complicated one with beads and little bits of stuff that moves freely to fidget with.

They look great mixed with other bangles.
I've been wearing mine with some vintage bakelite bracelets.