Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This art doll has a center section that has been removed and then filled with clear crystal like forms.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


He is made from a vintage spin top, rusted metal, clay and wire.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pipe Dreams Vessel

I am currenty enrolled in an on-line Pipe Dreams Metal Smithing Class with Stephanie Lee.
Above is the fruits of my labor! The class was for a week and we have access to videos for several months.

I am a bit intimidated by micro torches, so I opted to by this tiny torch. Super easy to use and it puts out some pretty good heat! The only draw back is having to refill it more often because of the size, but I'm okay with that.

This is my first necklace I created with my pipe vessel. I have a couple more in the works.

I made this necklace a while back. Wasn't sure how I felt about it, so it stayed tucked away for a while. After making my pipe vessel and feeling pretty good about my creation, I pulled this one out for another look.  

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Angel Frida

Angel Frida

This angel is made with copper metal that has been etched in some areas. The bodice is a circuit board from a camera.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Reminder - Folksiders Market!!!!

Just a friendly reminder for you folks who live locally in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area that the Folksiders is having there monthly market this coming Sunday from 11-4pm in Rabbit Hash, Ky. I will have a booth set up!!! Hopefull being by the water will be a little cooler. Hope to see you there supporting your local artist and doing some early X-Mas shopping!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Alaska - The Last Frontier

Denali National Park


 Train ride to Whittier

Wood carver using chain saw.



Iditarod sled dogs

Alaska Pipeline

Panning for gold

The University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks

"Great Alaska Outhouse Experience"
by Craig N. Buchanan

"Hanging Clown"

"Ian At The End Of Summer"

"Iron Matriarch"
by T. Mike Croskrey

"Statue of Liberty Doll"
by Rosalie Paniyak

We spent seven wonderful days in Alaska, and met people from all over the world. The mountains are majestic and the natives were warm and friendly. We didn't see darkness for seven days and the average weather temp. was between 50-70. Depending what area you were in.