Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Moon Bun Came to stay...

This past Christmas a tan Moon Bun and a grey Moon Bun came to live with us. They are charming and like all classic, quality toys become great inspiration for play. You can find them, and other amigurami friends, at Moon's Creations on Etsy.

Unlike traditional rabbits, we have found our Moon Buns to be quite adventurous in nature. They hide in shrubs, they pounce on cats and they have been known to ride dragons incognito. (My son did a drawing of one just to prove it!)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Prolific Weekend

With a dozen pieces going to The Radius Gallery at the PA State Museum this coming Thursday and my first craft market coming up at the beginning of June, I am focused and energized. I've had an especially prolific weekend. Here are just a few pieces.

Off to take more photos with the wonderful evening light...

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I just find it necessary today to make a statement about the fact that although I use a lot of neutrals (grey...I really like grey), I also enjoy color.

The proof - a collection of current Etsy favorites.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Some of this week's work in various stages of completion...

Very busy! Preparing to take my work to The Radius Gallery and for my first craft show of the year (details forthcoming).

Thursday, April 16, 2009


My family and I had two short but memorable visits to Cape Town, South Africa last year. Our guide on a one day tour of the Cape peninsula made sure to educate us about the Protea genus of plants, the national flower. Several months after we came home I found these great Protea Sticky Decals from Cape Town illustrator/designer/writer Heather Moore at Skinny la Minx. I was instantly in love with her graphic style and the Protea struck a cord with me.

After several weeks of deliberation as to placement, I've finally chosen a spot...the front door! Her decals work great on glass and I love the Protea as a modern substitute for a traditional wreath.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A List and A Silver Lining

Since my March 27 post regarding my search for balance several things have happened that have really helped focus me.

First, I should mention that I had blog friends comment, share their own struggles and offer suggestions on the post. Knowing that one is not alone is so comforting! Thank you!

Secondly, I have been asked to consign my jewelry at The Radius Gallery and Museum Shop at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg. This is great; its a target with a defined goal, 12 pieces. So I have made a list and posted it. Visuals really help me.

And lastly, I made a unscheduled visit to the doctor for knee pain. Results say arthritis. Ten days resting the knee means (here is the silver lining) 10 days at my work table. So I decided to take one afternoon and experiment and work on something I have been putting on the back burner for a while, making a polymer ring. The design needs refining or changing or something but I did manage to push through the biggest glitch...I can't break it!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

An ever so brief retrospective...

Looking forward and looking back today.
This is from a series of sterling silver rings from college that were made to be worn as rings and, with the addition of a cord, pendants. I wasn't crazy about the process of casting but certainly liked the end result.

It makes me wonder if I should take a Precious Metal Clay class.

Have any of you worked in metal clay and if so, what was your experience?