Mom's poinsettia brooch. It is maybe 45 or 50 years old, and probably from the five and dime...a magical place at this time of year to a little girl...some of you may have never heard of the five and dime, but that is another conversation. I remember looking at this in and amongst all of the wonderful "jewels" in Mom's jewelry box, as a special treat every now and then. A treasure trove of vintage buttons, costume jewelry, a mustard seed...and the occasional rhinestone. What fun it was then...and still now today as I remember her every time I wear it during the Holiday Season.
Happy Holidays to all of my family and friends near and far...you are so special to me, and so much in my thoughts at this special time of year.
My Chair...my beautiful chair. I found this wonderful chair about 12 years ago. I sanded and painted and sanded some more. I glazed and sealed with a clear coat that enables all of the layers to actually show the depth of the tomato red paint and dark chocolate brown glazing. This week, my elegant chair will be going to its new forever home...and I must say that I am sad to be letting it go. For years this has been the chair that kinda makes a girl feel pretty just sitting in it. I do wish my chair the best on its journey to the northwest, and I will once again be on the lookout for the graceful lines that seem to complete the thoughts that run through my heart and the need to give something a new beginning. Happy trails.......
I love using vintage items, and achieving a vintage look in all of the art I create. The time worn piece of furniture that finds my paintbrush, the chipped piece of china that yearns for a new beginning in the frame of an old mirror.
Bits and pieces are combined with vintage findings in my jewelry designs. My canvas work, be it framed or installed directly on a wall, also wears a patina that seems to find me as I work.
I find a bit of comfort in creating art with things that have been otherwise determined as no longer useful as is.
Working with varied mediums, I am often asked which one do I love the most. I find the answer to be the one that is in my hands in that moment.
I would have to say that the common thread to be found within my whimsical work, will be the feeling of having been there all along.
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Photos of current works as well as works created over the past 30 years of design in private homes and in the studio. Posts will be laced with info and tips from things that I have learned along the way. In essence, progress in any certain direction I may happen to be working towards at any given time :o) Enjoy!