Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Essential New Toy

Well, I have the essential new toy, yeah! I guess some would say I am behind the times, but, my old Dell DJ 30's battery died. I felt guilty spending the money, but hey, an artist HAS to have music, right? I have been busy downloading the cd's that I have. What a process, but it will be great once I am done.

On another note, (no pun intended) next weekend is the Empty Bowls event. Come to Floyd and show your support!
Here is a little more info on that:

March 29th – Empty Bowls Event
At the Jacksonville Art Center in downtown Floyd Virginia.

Come and enjoy some local music from The Statement, Bernie Covenry and Andrea Marshall while eating some fresh home made bread, great soup in a handmade bowl with desserts from the Floyd County Culinary Class. Tickets cost 10 dollars for adults, 5 dollars for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free and you get to take home the bowl! Tickets are available at the New River Community Action Project, Wildfire Pots Studio at the Winter Sun Building and the Jacksonville Center. Proceeds go the New River Community Action Backpack Project. 11am to 1:30pm. 540-357-5657. For more information: call 540-357-5657

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Odds and Ends

It has been a rainy, cold weekend. I love it becasue I got to get off the hampster wheel for a few days!

I fooled around with my new digital camera and have a lot to learn. I got my old one in 1996, and I tell you, they sure have made a lot of progress with the image quality.

Here are some of the completed earrings I have made with the tissue paper collage process. Now that I understand how the process works, I am going to make more. I am now in search of decorative tissue and handmade papers to use next time around.

Also, I thought I would post a few new photos. Enjoy.

March 2009 full moon

View from the kitchen window.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I seem to be moving slow. I am not sure if it is from the winter, or trying to get caught up at work, or what. I finally took photos of the finished earrings from the patterns I made on the snow day! Now, I just have to post them. :)

I quite tickled because my monotype, "Autumn Lights" was just accepted into the Academy of Fine Arts Juried Show which will take place April 3rd-24th, 2009! The Academy is a fantastic place for all of the arts to happen. (Please offer them some support).

Not much else is happening, well, other than listening to the sleet hitting the window.

More soon!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day

What a great surprise, snow at last! I had hoped to get a lot accomplished, but just piddled. I had a stack of art and jewelry magazines collected on my coffee table, so, along with a great cup of coffee, and watching the birds, I grazed through the collection.

One magazine had a neat tutorial on how to make earrings with tissue-paper. I did not get a finished product to show you, yet, but I did get some pretty cool bases. Some of them I will make into charms for another addicting charm swap I signed up for. Yeah, I know.

A close up of a square pair of tissue-paper overlays. Cool, huh? I can not wait to finish these off!

I plan on making a few more of these tomorrow, and doing a few new monotypes. One more snow day was just what I needed!