Sunday, January 13, 2019

Craft Forms

Thankfully the snow held off long enough for us to make a trip to Craft Forms on Saturday. Its at the Wayne Art Center, not far outside Philadelphia just off Rt. 30.

Anu by Tate Newfield, Assembled blown glass, enamel paint

I was especially excited to see my internet friend Gail Baar's work in person. Her statement resonates strongly with me and I think you can probably see why we are drawn to each others work.

Body Language 7 by Gail Baar, Fiber

Notably there were two works in polymer, a necklace by Ford and Forlano and a brooch from Jeffrey Loyd Dever. But what Kyle and I both felt we enjoyed the most was simply the wide array of materials and techniques represented. It made for really interesting viewing and reading - metals, clay, paints, papers, fibers, staples, pine needles wool, scorched wood, resins, magnets, glass...antique bear fur.

The show runs until January 26 if you can make it.

Restore Your Agency II by Morgan Hill, various scorched woods, resin, magnets

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New recycled earrings

There's a new batch of Redeemed, recycled earrings now in the shop but people tend to snatch them up pretty quickly so if you're interested in a particular pair I would say don't be hasty.

My next batch will be available at ACC Baltimore next month.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019

For me 2018 had some real highs and, unfortunately, lows. And although technically nothing is really any different than yesterday, something about a new calendar, with all of 2019 laid out before me, feels fresh and encouraging. (I'm old school in this respect - paper and pen calendars for me thank you. I've been using free printable ones for a couple years now and in 2019 I'm using these.)

Printable calendar from oh so lovely. This is one of 46 designs for 2019!

The first new work I'll be posting this year will be one-of-a-kind Redeemed earrings, available Jan. 6 (with an early preview for email followers...sign up here if you haven't already.)

Wishing you peace and all good things for 2019!