Monday, September 24, 2012

I had a great time this evening at the KVIE Art Auction Preview Gala.  I really enjoyed all the fabulous art and meeting some of the artists.  My piece for the online auction can be found by clicking here:  KVIE Online Auction

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cleaning up the art room.....again. I wish being an artist and being organized went together better

Thursday, September 6, 2012



I've been so busy with student work and art for the gallery shows that I haven't posted any jewelry.  Here are some examples of my recent work. 

My jewelry is made from a variety of materials.  I have collected a diverse assortment of new and recycled materials that serve as inspiration for my jewelry as well as my other artwork.  I often combine hardware, cds and computer parts with deconstructed necklaces and belts.  Look closely, can you tell if the element came from the jewelry store, a thrift shop or the garage?  If it looks good and feels good I use it.  




Sunday, September 2, 2012


The High Hand Gallery Artstock show is up and running and I have art on the wall. For awhile I really wasn't sure if I would finish in time.   I'm happy I finished but now that it's up where I can see it better I can tell which pieces I attached around 4:00 am. I don't know if anyone else notices but it bugs me. That's the problem with waiting until the last minute - there isn't any room for error.

In addition to the Artstock show I still needed to finish some new artwork to put in the gallery for this month's rehang. I finally finished two new pieces this morning at 4:00 and got them to the gallery on time. Whew, now I need to keep the up momentum and finish some more so I don't end up doing the same thing next time a deadline comes around. I'm taking a collage class at American River Collage so that should keep me motivated... especially when projects are due.   Here are my latest pieces.

Mixed media collage "Urban Jungle" series
Untitled mixed media collage