Every Picture Tells a Story

I’ve always liked the idea of making special gifts for people. The problem is I always underestimate the time it will take to make something I’d actually WANT to give to someone. I have plenty of unfinished gifts from Christmases and Birthdays past that will forever be constant reminders of why I never hand makeContinue reading “Every Picture Tells a Story”

Happy Little Hauntings

I’m actually cheating a little here, this is not a recently completed project.  I think I may have completed this last year. But it is the season for all things creepy and I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought what better time to share this than now. Assembled from two Altoids tins, andContinue reading “Happy Little Hauntings”

I’m (Not) Coming Out

“MY OH MY….. we are living in crazy times.” Said pretty much everyone who’s lived in any time ever.  Yep, perhaps it was the very first complete sentence Lucy, our most ancient ancestor, managed to coherently grunt out just before she took her very last upright step. For almost a year, I’ve debated taking thisContinue reading “I’m (Not) Coming Out”

When as Good as it Gets is Good Enough

I can’t believe its been 9 months since my last post.  There are two reasons for that. The first reason I won’t go into as it is depressing and dark and not at all interesting. I know, depressing and dark is almost always interesting, but in some cases it is also just predictable and boring.Continue reading “When as Good as it Gets is Good Enough”

In the Garden

Today I’m feeling like I need an escape; a peaceful place to gather my thoughts and tune out the world. I have it in my mind to create such a place in my own back yard, but for now I’ll just have to pretend. Here is a simple paper cutting I finished last month. ItContinue reading “In the Garden”

I Have Ways to Make You Talk

You never know what twists and turns might happen in the studio. What started out as two separate pieces, each destined for starring roles in their own story, turned into something completely different. First, there was a bird, which I stumbled upon (literally, I tripped right over him) in a thrift store and paid too much for, probablyContinue reading “I Have Ways to Make You Talk”

Altoids Tin Pop-UP

For some strange reason I had a strong need to create a chrysalis from polymer clay. I had no idea why or what I would do with it once I made it. How could I tell its story? I thought it would be fun, and maybe challenging, to create a pop-up. I’m pretty happy with howContinue reading “Altoids Tin Pop-UP”

All Doweled Up

I found some dowels and bun style armoire feet in the garage the other day. I decided to make kokeshi dolls out of them. Or, scroll dolls in this case. That was so much fun, I decided to buy a few more dowels and feet and make more. And then I had a crazy ideaContinue reading “All Doweled Up”

Bates and Switch

Remember this? He was to be an addition to an altered Altoids tin paying homage to a classic American film. In keeping with the mood of that film though, I realized he should be in black and white, so it was back to the folding board for me. The second time around you think I would’veContinue reading “Bates and Switch”

No Excuses (well, maybe just a few)

Ummmm – excuse me while I sneak in here and pretend I haven’t been missing for the past six months(!). But I do have several good excuses; 1. I opened a brick and mortar shop, which keeps me pretty busy. 2. I’ve had no internet access from that shop, which keeps me off-line most theContinue reading “No Excuses (well, maybe just a few)”