Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Yes! It's true! I'm cleaning out the archives and making room for some new work in my studio.

All my birdhouses are specially priced on ETSY right now, 
and this just adds to the savings.

Don't delay. This offer end 2/28.

and cannot be used towards supplies, de-stash or barn board pieces.

Sunday, January 19, 2014




It's become a little addictive to me. I have incorporated this digital collection of images into my studio practice. I probably spend about 15 minutes a day, researching artists or art movements and then pinning images to inspiration boards. I collect and then go back and review them, thinking about why they move me and how the image influences the work. It's an interesting tool and I really enjoy the ease and organization it creates.

You can follow me on Pinterest and see some of the things that move me. (CLICK here for the link) These are my virtual "Mood" boards, so to speak. The most active board right now is "Canticle". I am in the early planning phase of a new project. These images speak to some of the elements, moods, colors, and themes that I am thinking about. You will see older boards, from my 1st three semesters in Grad School. 4th semester officially starts on Friday. The new board for all the artists I am bound to encounter in the next six months is sitting there anxiously awaiting to be filled.

Oh, yes... there is the obligatory food board. Everyone seems to have one, this one I use to collect new and interesting recipes. Many of which are vegetarian, with hopes that I can feed my newly turned veggie son.

I'll be starting a new board later today...  for my Etsy shop...Glimmering Prize. Yes, don't pass out. I'm in the process of reviving my Esty shop. Check back soon. (Really, I promise. Cross-my-heart-hope-to-die-stick-a needle-in-my-eye promise) That there will be all sorts of goodies listed on Etsy within the next month. Yes, it is a new year and I have to clean out my studio to make room for this huge new project I am doing. (Did i say it was huge? It's going to be huge.)

So, if you are looking for assemblage salvage, old books, little bits of this and that, or you just want a good deal on some artwork, stay tuned.  It's going to be an EPIC sale. Plus, for you insiders and faithful readers, there will be a very special discount. You don't want to miss it.

Alright...I have to get back to work. The studio is calling me.

Hope you are doing well. Keep the faith and stay creative!