Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal July

I was so fortunate to get picked for the Art Jewelry Elements July monthly challenge. Lesley Watt aka The Gossiping Goddess provided use with gorgeous ceramic pendants, you  can find similar pendants in Lesley’s shop THEAElements.   I’ve been busy organizing my studio and getting rid of items I don’t need. It was fun to design […]

Inspiration and Action a Creative Guide

I am so grateful to be walking this path as a creative, but it isn’t always easy. The wealth of information at our fingertips is truly overwhelming. I feel like I am finally cracking the code of inspiration and action. We all need some inspiration, but we also need to take action.  Last  year I […]

Photographing your Jewelry, how I learned to take better pictures

I have been making jewelry for several years and I have finally found my style and what makes my heart sing. I sell very well at the small trunk shows that I do, but I knew that to get to the next level I had to up my game in taking photos of my jewelry. […]

Back in the Studio and Wine and Design Workshop at ArtSpace Herndon

I am finally back in the studio creating and it feels great. I kicked off this fall by participating in Herndon’s Art Crawl in October, it really re-ignited my creative flame. It was fun to chat about my work and I have a clearer vision of what I want to make.  I have two upcoming […]

Body, Mind and Soul

I have had this blog topic on my mind for a very long time. I am a firm believer in moving my body and getting exercise.  I find that when I exercise, it clears my mind and feeds my soul. I also find when I exercise I eat better and sleep better.  I love walking […]

Creating with Cabochons

Sally Russick is one of my first beady friends that I met in class at ArtBliss, she is inspiring and creative. I signed up for the creating with cabochons challenge with good intentions, but chickened out in completing  my plan. I have a gorgeous cab by Kerry Bogart and I am afraid I will mess […]

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop

I am so happy to be poking around in the studio again. Thanks to Lori Anderson and Heather Millican for sponsoring this blog hop. Every day we have no idea what another person is going through. I decided to pick  Carpe Diem as one of my beads, because every day is a gift and I […]

Holiday Ornament Swap and Focus on Life Ornate

I love doing the ornament swap that Sally Russick hosts and was lucky to be paired with Linda Landig this year. I love the ornament Linda sent. Linda made the stone snowflake and topped it with a beautiful lamp work bead.  For  Linda’s ornament I wanted to make a stained glass type star. When that […]

Walking this year and Focus on Life Week 46-Faithful

I am finally coming up for air after a very difficult summer and fall. One thing I started doing this year is walking with friends.  A couple of friends had challenges at work to see who got the most steps. Weekly now I have walked with many friends before school during the week, early in […]

Focus on life-Week 26-Free Space

I am jumping back in this week. It has been a flurry of activity in my life and I have spent very little time in the studio or even at my computer. I have been enjoying days spent with family and friends and juggling more than I care too, but it is all good and […]