Sunday, December 02, 2012

another new enamel piece showcased at the fall sale.  done in black and blue, i riveted the enamel to a sterling silver disk for some contrast.  this one is still available!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

new epoxy ring

i added colored beads to the cups before adding the epoxy.
this one sold at the show, but i'll be making more in different colors, so watch for them on etsy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

extension of the granulated series....hearts!  i also did these distressed and darkened for those that like things a little more rustic.

Monday, November 12, 2012

the fall show on saturday was a huge success!  thank you so much to everyone who came out!
congratulations to the winners of the three $20 gift certicates, denise r., debbie s. and tracey h.!
your gc's are in the mail.

if you need some holiday gifts, give me a call, there's still a lot left.
also if you are local, i'll be at the ramsay community sale, Art in the Hood, on December 9th.
11am - 5pm at the community center on spiller road.
hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

the amazing lora hart featured my ring in her eye candy this week!  thanks lora! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Momma Can't Help Herself

okay, another braggy momma moment....
bronwyn decided to do another dog portrait just for fun and practice...check out bella!
this is a smaller one (8x10) and had tough colors, but didn't she do an amazing job?

bella is my friend Michelle's dog.  be sure to check out her blog site at
have a great week!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

dates for the 2013 sketchbook tour have been announced! who will join me in the exciting creative project?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Momma Moment

okay, bear with me for a proud-momma moment... these two paintings are of our dogs, done by our 12 year old daughter, bronwyn.  doesn't she rock?!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

check it out!  i was featured as jewel of the day on the Into Temptation blog!
it's an older piece of mine, but it spawned so many new designs on this theme.
thank you so much for including me!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

just listed a couple of sweet little rings on etsy!  they're both from my layered window series and use recycled gift cards.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

check out this great article in the New York Times about the the Brooklyn Art Library and specifically the Sketchbook Project!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

the sketchbook project 2012 keeps trucking around the country!  check out this post about the chicago show and be sure to check out dates when the show might be coming to your town!

Art House: Sketchbook Tour 2012

Saturday, May 05, 2012

o is for...

v is for...

r is for...

artist bio

these are the last of them!  sorry if you didn't see 'your' letter :)  there's been talk of publishing larger versions of these into a children's book though and that of course would have every letter.  cheers!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

another four pages...

b is for...

w is for...

p is for...

f is for...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

i finally did it!  the sketchbook: limited edition is done!!!! serious happy dance going on here :)
the full book goes in the mail tomorrow.

front and back covers

title page

i didn't go in alphabetical order, since there weren't 26 pages anyway, but thought it was good form to as least start with 'a'.

second page is 'l'.
click on any of the images to see them larger.
i'll be posting 3-4 more pages each day so check back.

all together now....happy dance!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


i just published my first book on! got a preview copy and they look great! all about the 52 rings i did in 2011 for the ring-a-week challenge.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sketchbook #2 - Works-in-Progress (WIP)

i've been working on pages for the new sketchbook project and thought i'd post some WIP shots. they aren't great shots, just taken with my phone, but will get scanned later and before i color everything in. in no particular order, here is B, L, A, T and G.
the theme i chose was "How to Spell & Other Things to Learn"

Friday, March 02, 2012


FINALLY! i finally finished all 52 rings for RAW 2011! sorry this took so long but i wanted to finish 3 or 4 things that all needed epoxy before i poured and that took longer than i hoped. but it's done! the distressed granulated rectangle was soldered to a post before pouring the epoxy with purple beads.

Monday, February 20, 2012

WIP-wall hanging

what i've been working on the last week or so. will be a wall hanging made entirely of recycled gift cards and jump rings! the colors are so wonderful, i keep making it bigger :) stay tuned for more work-in-progress shots.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


i swear i'm not lying! i have been in the studio and truly have numerous projects on the go. but they are all in a pathetic state of only partial completion, not even worthy of work-in-progress shots. so instead, here's what i worked on for valentine's day :)

to my wonderful husband and beautiful babies, happy valentine's day!

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Sketchbook Project - part 6

the last three pages!

england - 2009 and loire valley, france - 1996

northern ireland - 1998

and last but not least, new york city - 2008
(2008 was actually the second time, but oh well)

this was such a fun project! i can't wait to get started on the sketchbook project limited edition. that one is due at the end of april. it doesn't go on tour like this one, but will have an opening in new york city and be part of a book publication (which is why it's limited edition and a maximum of 5000 artists). and even more exciting? my 12 year old daughter, bronwyn, is going to do one too! stay tuned...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Sketchbook Project - part 5

3 more pages...

cabo san lucas, mexico - 1998

galveston & surfside, texas - 1993
(our family rented a house with 2 other families here every summer for a week. the house we rented was destroyed in the last big hurricane)

hiroshima, japan - 2010
(1000 cranes are for luck and wishes coming true)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sketchbook 2012 Tour!

here are the dates for the sketchbook project 2012 tour! if you live near one, try to get out to see the thousands of sketchbooks in person!

  • Greater Boston Area

    July 6th-8th
    25 Exchange Street
    Lynn, MA

  • Portland, ME

    July 11th-14th
    SPACE Gallery
    538 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101

  • Toronto, Canada

    July 18th-22nd
    The Gladstone Hotel
    1214 Queen St. W
    Toronto, ON

The Sketchbook Project - part 4

three more pages...

curacao, netherlands antilles - 1985
(we lived here a little over a year)

london, england - 2009
(the crown jewels, get it?)

sao paulo and iguacu fall, brazil - 1982

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Facebook Fan Page

so i've been trying to get more exposure over on facebook, by way of a fan page, and devised a giveaway to encourage some followers. i'm sneaky that way :) when i hit 100, i'd give away a finished piece of jewelry. we hit 100 yesterday!!

my old-fashioned, but effective, 'random generator'

my expert draw assistant, bronwyn

stir 'em up good!

and the winner is....Melissa L.!

check out the sterling silver granulated earrings she won!

i'll be doing another draw when we hit 250, so let everyone know! and go to
and like the page!