Friday, November 20, 2009

Fall Teaser

big fall show is tomorrow and miraculously, i am ready! here a few pix
of new items debutting at the show. have a great weekend!

fine silver earrings made to go with the antique button pendant i did last year

tree series cufflinks...can't leave out the men!

revival of the 2-tone anodized aluminum pendants

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Show 2009

It's time for the 2009 Fall Show & Sale!
Saturday, November 21
10am - 5pm
2007 Ramsay Street SE
Calgary, AB
New designs, holiday gifts, teacher gifts and more!
Light refreshments served.
403.262.3795 or
Visa, Mastercard, cheques & cash gladly accepted.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Beautiful Baldies

check out my amazing kids who shaved their heads on friday in support of kids with cancer!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Phoenix Baby!

i feel like i'm back in university, cramming for a studio art project! i really must learn to stop leaving things to the last minute (yea right!). these lovely bits are for an enameling class i'll be taking on saturday in phoenix. in mesa actually, but close. why am i flying all the way to phoenix for an art class that i could surely take in calgary? well, the class is being taught by my good friend jewel clark (yes, her name really is jewel!), a fellow university of texas metals graduate. we get to visit after many, many moons and i get to take a class that i've been interested in for almost as long. will have more pix on monday-ish, have a great week!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Extended Tree Series

these are an extension of the tree series. the color disks are anodized aluminum that have been riveted to the silver bit. contact me for purchase availability. cheers!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And More New Collage Pendants

you've seen this one before, but it was a crappy photo!
my all-time fave and of course its the one that sold :)

the tag on this one reads 'dance'

Monday, September 28, 2009

More Collage Pendants

just a couple of the collage pendants that made their debut at the group show. all the collage pendants are reversible (with painting on the backside) and are made with wood, acrylic paint, recycled gift cards and sterling silver.
couple more tomorrow.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Successful Group Show

Veronica Stewart-Cameron, Nicole Schon, me and Linda Hickey right
before Group Show No. 2 began!
Veronica and her eager helper, Bronwyn, showing off all the lovely Japanese papers and albums.
Happy customer rocking her new bling.

Nicole with her beautiful teapots and AMAZING tea.

Linda talking quilts (you should see the one I got!) with a prospective client.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Group Show No. 2

a creative collective featuring:

Stacey Maddock Designs

Pebblestone Papery
handbound albums & books

Linda Hickey
fibre art

premium teas & accessories

Saturday, September 26
10am – 5pm
2007 Ramsay Street SE
Calgary, AB

visa, mastercard, cheques & cash
gladly accepted

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Pay It Forward Art

check out this new blog! this is such a great idea! i'm on the list and if you have even one creative bone in your body, you should too!! if you're interested contact amy weber, our pay it forward hostess :)

check it out!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


BalladThis is a teaser from Maggie Stiefvater's BALLAD, a novel involving homicidal faeries and kissing that's coming out October 1st.

He turned towards me. For a long moment, he stood facing me. I was held, anchored to the ground – not by his music, which still called and pushed against the music already in my head and said grow rise follow – but by his strangeness. By his fingers, spread over the ground, holding something into the earth, by his shoulders, squared in a way that spoke of strength and unknowability, and most of all, by the great, thorny antlers that grew from his head, spanning the sky like branches.

Then he was gone, and I missed his going in the instant that the sun fell off the edge of the hill, abandoning the world to twilight.

Buy it here. Enter the contest at Maggie's blog here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Razzy Boy

Photo by Jessica Lee

They say the dog is man's best friend. That he is loyal, faithful, protective and never judges. He is the friend who is there for you when no one else is. He brings joy, laughter, and let's be honest, the odd moments of anger too. But above all of that, he brings many great memories to your life. Sometimes a dog will even bring you to tears...

Today the tears are tears of sorrow of a life past. The tears are for a friend who brought so much to our lives, yet never spoke a word. He didn't have to speak for you to get to know the kind of gentle soul he was. You just had to witness the way he pranced around with a prized stick in his mouth, or how he would get oh so close to new born baby without touching it, to realize how gentle he was. Always the gentleman, he would wait for you to walk down the stairs or out a door before he would follow. He was also the house exterminator - without hesitation, he would gulp up that scary looking spider or that pesky moth that had entered the house.

One of our fondest memories goes back to when he was a couple of years old. Stacey was walking Shiraz and the newly born Bronwyn at the dog park. A group of hornets surrounded the baby buggy and it looked certain that our precious baby would be stung. But the gentleman stepped in and wedged himself between the baby buggy and the hornets. He was stung three times. Bronwyn and Stacey were unharmed.

Today after a brief struggle with cancer Shiraz bid us farewell. No words can really express what he meant to our family. He was the dog you always dreamed of owning. He was gentle, kind and loved being around people.

When we picked his name over 11 and half years ago we could not have imagined that it would have suited him so perfectly:

In the words of Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describing a Shiraz: full-bodied power, great definition and lovely elegance.

Please take a moment to view this incredible video that was made over 10 years ago by a very special friend.

Ian, Stacey, Bronwyn, Fintan and of course Mouton

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Collage Pendants #2

this is the backside. sorry for the photo glare, but the clearcoat doesn't like the camera.

i've been going crazy with these collage pendants! they are so fun and colorful. i've got 3 more works in progress, but not ready for their 15 minutes of fame. here are 2 that are completed. think i might have to keep the orange and red one! i also painted the backs. it covers the rivet evidence, but also makes the pendants reversible. crappy photos, won't be taking professional shots until closer to my show in september. have a great day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Collage Pendants

after taking a wee bit of a break after my spring show, i am back into the swing of things! you don't realize how tired getting ready for a show makes you until you wake up from a 2 week nap. gee, guess i was a little worn out :)

school is almost out, spring is finally hitting calgary and i got the creativity bug again. i have so many cool and colorful gift cards, just begging to be recycled into something cool, that i thought i'd give using them in a new, fun way, a whirl. here's the first result. there are two more in various stages of progress on my desk, but i'll save those for next week :) as usual its not a great photo, just sitting on my centerpunch block with some sunlight, but it'll have to do. this one is painted wood with recycled gift card and sterling silver riveted to it. haven't decided what it'll hang from either...any suggestions?

have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 04, 2009


thank you to everyone who came out to the spring show this past saturday, it was great!
and congratulations to the gift certificate winners, gwen, heather and berri-lynn!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Spring Show 2009

It's time for the 2009 Spring Show and Sale!
Saturday, May 2
10am - 5pm
2007 Ramsay Street SE
Calgary, Alberta
New designs, Mother's Day/Father's Day gifts,
teacher gifts and more!
Light refreshments served.
403.262.3795 or
Visa, Mastercard, cheques & cash gladly accepted.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Art-O-Rama 2009

If you are in town, be sure to come to the opening on Thursday night!

Thursday, March 5
Preview (with sales) 11-6 pm
Opening (sales continue) 7-11 pm
Saturday, March 14
Final Day of Sale 11-3 pm
Friday, March 6 to Friday, March 13
Exhibition & Sale Continues 10-6 pm
Closed Sunday, March 8

2009 AHST (Artist Home and Studio Tour)*
Maura Byrne
Thomas Debicki
Conrad Ouchi
Deborah Lougheed Sinclair
Bee Kingdom:
Ryan Marsh Fairweather
Phillip Bandura
Tim Belliveau

Ted Godwin, OC, RCA
Eric Cameron, RCA
Katie Ohe, RCA
Ron Kostyniuk, RCA
Peter Deacon, RCA
Seka Owen, RCA
Brent Laycock, RCA
Phyllis Godwin
Neil Liske
Plus over 35 SPECIAL GUESTS including::
Mary Swain
Pauly Wong
Susan Kristoferson
Helena Hadala
Aaron Sidorenko
Verna Vogel
Kai Scholefield
Janis Burns
Kim Bruce
Greg Robb
Lynn Robb
Greg Pyra
Errol Lee Fullen
Roger Scrimshaw
Myken Woods
Josh Holinaty
Genevieve Simms
Julie Chapdelaine
Thomas Harcsa
Reinhard Skoracki

Art–O–Rama Exhibition & Sale was launched as a way
to commemorate past years of AHST, as well as to
mark and anticipate the exciting line-up of the 7th
annual Artist Home + Studio Tour, to be held on March
28, 2009. On behalf of the Triangle Gallery, I would like
to extend sincere gratitude to each of these artists for
graciously inviting the public into their most intimate
spaces in an incredible gesture to help the Triangle
Gallery continue to present quality exhibitions.
The exhibition is our way to give back to these artists
and to acknowledge their contributions while presenting
their captivating works to both familiar and brand
new audiences. Featured this year are artists from all
of our previous AHST tours as well as Artist Circle
members and special guests.
With the state of our economy in the forefront of our
minds in 2009, Art-O-Rama will present a variety of
mediums: painting, sculpture, photography, illustration,
glass, jewelry, ceramics, furniture and printmaking that
is affordable and meaningful. The caliber of these works
and the generosity of the artists, have made the
experience of selecting the works for this exhibition an
absolute pleasure and privilege.
Rhonda Barber
Guest Curator/Gallery Administrator

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Finished the laundry

yep, it took over a month, but i finally finished the laundry! haha, it's as good an excuse as any for not being better about writing here. i've been doing a bit of work in the studio, but mostly just running around with the kids...there's a lot of soccer practice on my dance card these days. and helping out at the school etc. usual mommy stuff. but now its time to hunker down and get to work. i have 3 shows coming up. the first is at the triangle gallery as part of their art-o-rama show starting on march 5th and running for 10 days. if you're in calgary, be sure to stop by the opening on the 5th at 7pm! then in may i'll have my spring show and a group show in june. busy, busy....more pix to come! cheers!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy 2009!

happy new year everyone! hope it is starting off well for you. mine can't officially start until i finish the 10-15 loads of laundry from our holiday trip! so i'll be in later with some new photos of work and maybe a few holiday shots. have a great day!