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”

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”

Hope Untarnished

I thought I’d ease into my new-found interest in paper cutting by creating the piece here. When I say ease in, I mean this isn’t exactly what I would consider a true paper cutting. I simply cut out the flowers from decorative paper with scissors. The small, detailed flowers were cut using a die cut machine,Continue reading “Hope Untarnished”

One Man’s Trash…

It is true, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case though, it took a bit of work to turn actual trash into a little treasure. I hosted a baby shower last month and the very last hour before guests arrived, I had a brilliant idea to quickly make a guest book. NeedlessContinue reading “One Man’s Trash…”

The Hidden Path Revealed

I intended to write a witty, whimsical post involving mysterious sea creatures and how one evening as I took a moonlit stroll along the beach, I was visited by a wise old octopus. As he levitated above the ocean shore he stretched out far-reaching tentacles. Each tentacle pointed to a different path and each pathContinue reading “The Hidden Path Revealed”