Tag Archives: Handmade

Shipbuilding

Brooklyn artist Ann Wood occasionally posts downloadable templates so that fans can make their own versions of her fanciful constructions… I make them occasionally with my little pal next door.  We’re going to do the boat (find it here), but here’s the gift one I made for her to get us started. The possibilities are […]

Elves in the house

Winter mornings, warmed…

Like little mummies, this year’s Christmas morning gifts carefully preserved a bit of everlasting spring… above, leafy coffee spoons for my family, revealed… and a plate of those cookies to go… off to the big city for holiday visits!

Underground potters!

Each year spring brings with it the Underground Potters group show and sale at the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ… a feast for the eyes and the imagination.  This year the group celebrates 10 years! Beautiful work… on view and for sale April 28 – May 12.  The artists include: Susan Bogen, Allan […]

Let them eat valentines

Ahh… Valentine’s Day.  A favorite excuse for a handmade treat, or five.  This year’s crop is ready to go, a heart shaped feast just once a year. Not to be underestimated, a bit of cocoa and some raspberry jam go a long way when it comes to matters of the heart.  And there is still […]

Valentines take flight

Watching the doves each morning, the similar shapes of folded wings and hearts is striking.  The days go by and I see wings everywhere… this one I’ve snatched from the detailed border of an old iron frame that holds a mirror on a bedside table here… scritch, scratch, sketch – a wing.  But not a […]

Hey cupid

before after  :)

November dreams in citrine

From the monarch series I’ve been working on this year… my wing spread bracelet with bezel set citrine. And a one of kind statement necklace… a designer cut agate druzy slice is featured with faceted citrine, joined with a polished pryrite bead.  Hand fabricated in sterling with hand made bezels.

Monarchs are coming

At long last, my monarchs are almost ready to emerge (see sketches in a previous post, here).  Still a ways to go, but this little preview seemed worthy of posting. I’m excited about the results… and will have more to come!

Sketches… on my drawing board

As summer prepares to burst forth, once again I’m captivated by the tiny winged things that inhabit the coming season with their magical presence.  As they grow outside my door, they often seem to grow in the studio as well. Lately, I’m enthralled, and my latest obsession coincides quite nicely with a feature that my […]