Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Hearts

I experimented with making hearts out of wire, and then weaving yarn randomly throughout. If done solidly like the little red one, perhaps it could be an interesting base for embroidery?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Driftwood and Glass Beads

My sister has been hunting driftwood recently for a few different projects. She inspired my dad to go and collect some of his own, and he was kind enough to let me have this piece. :)

My oldest really likes to string beads, so we worked together a little at a time over the course of a few weeks to create this suncatcher. She sorted the glass beads into little cups by color over and over...which became the inspiration for our design. Loved watching her work! :) I added some of my lampwork beads and a few collected treasures. It makes me smile!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Introduction to Mommy's Sewing Machine

These bean bags were my 3 year old's first official introduction to the sewing machine. She picked the fabrics and threads for each one and especially enjoyed using the foot pedal to "drive" the machine. I think her favorite part though was filling them with rice! :)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Scrumbled Bracelet

Today's crochet scrumble started out as a little strip that was curling in on itself...so I just whip stitched it together into a tube and gave it a little twist before joining. I think it could use some beads and/or more stitching...but it is a good start!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Tiny Friend

My 3 year old found a little friend today.
She named him Johnny. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My plan to CREATE

So far, so good! :)

I bought myself a day planner, and I have been jotting down at least one creative thing I did each day. I will do something creative every day, but not everything will make it to the blog. Several evenings so far have been spent working on bigger projects. As those get finished (or little things make me particularly happy) there will be a post.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Flower Tattoo Design with Sharpies

This creation is a cedar slice that my dad cut and my sister drilled holes in to add marbles as a Christmas gift. I added this flower tattoo design based on her sketch. A fun little doodle with sharpies...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I'm Back in the Studio!

I've moved and had two precious babies since my last post (a few years ago!)...and I think I'm finally ready to get back into the studio. My heart aches to surround myself with colorful materials and get back to work. So with 2015 comes the commitment to CREATE something on a regular basis. I haven't quite hammered out the details, but I do know I need to do this for myself. Maybe I complete a project a week. Or if I'm not working on a bigger project...it could just be a doodle...or an interesting photograph...or something I made with the kids...or a tiny painted canvas...who knows!...but something...even if small...every day...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Friday - Featured Artist

Well, I'm pleased to announce that I'm one of the featured artists for May at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, TN. My lampwork jewelry is on display there all month.
If you have some time, the gallery stays open later tomorrow night for "First Friday", and from 6pm-9pm there is a reception with complimentary refreshments and live music (classical music performed by cellist Anna Sanders). There are other businesses in the area that stay open late for "First Friday" as well...if you're looking for something to do. :)
The beautiful watercolor pieces hung above my jewelry are created by fellow gallery member/artist, Genie Even, and I'm so pleased with how the entire display came together! :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Fiber Art at the Art Market Gallery

I recently juried into the Art Market Gallery under a second medium...fiber! I'm so excited about this, because experimenting with fiber and beads are my two top creative passions. Being able to bring both types of work into the gallery will allow me a much broader range in my creative adventures. :)