Thursday, December 6, 2012


I finally started to tap into some doll parts that I purchased this past summer at the antique show. The body of this angel is a smashed spray can I found on the ground several months ago. The cool and spooky thing about the piece is that the eyes are movable. Depending on what kind of mood you are in, you can either close them or leave them wide open. Sometimes they will slowly open when set in the closed position. That's like an added bonus to the piece!   

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Abuelita Grace

"Abuelita Grace"
I've been laying low for a little while in regards to blogging and creating art and it's due to family commitments and work. However, I do try to sneak in a project or two. Abuelita Grace is a commissioned piece I did for a fellow New Mexican. She saw my work on Etsy and really liked what I created, so she contacted me. I use to do commissions many, many years ago and I grew very tired of the deadlines. I haven't really done any since then. What was different with this commission is that Christina, the client, let me work at my own pace. Thank you Christina!!!!
 I really enjoyed working on this piece with all the wonderful stuff she sent belonging to her beloved grandmother. Abuelita Grace has crochet needles for arms, hand beaded earring for the head, vintage buttons, porcelain doll legs, and a beautiful lace hanky. The doll looks better in person and I hope Christina will enjoy her as much as I did in creating her! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cold Hands/Warm Heart Exhibition

I was invited to participate in a winter juried show (Cold Hand/Warm Hearts) at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center on Nov.17 - Dec.22. The show opens Nov. 17, 6-9 pm.
There will be thirty plus artists showing and it will be an awesome show. Stop in for refreshments and holiday shopping. Their gift will also be open and over flowing with handmade items.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Brazee Street Studios

I will have a table at the Brazee Street Studios this coming Friday Nov.9 (6-9pm) to sell some of my art work (Art Between the Lines). There is a holiday art show "Multiplicity" and 2nd Friday open studios going on at the same time, so if your in need of some holiday shopping, please stop by.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


I can't believe the month of October is almost over!! The last thing I remember is the two shows I had last month and then it gets fuzzy. The first part of the school year is crazy busy!!! Then throw in a couple of birthdays, three holidays and one funeral(out of state), then you wake up and it is X-Mas.
I'll survive like I always do and remember how blessed I am for all the beautiful people in my life!
Anyway, lets talk about Mabel. She is made from an old vintage grater, part of a candle holder and the head is an old metal head I picked up at a doll show a couple of years ago. Sometimes it takes me a couple of years to figure out how to use a certain item I have collected for my art work.  
Oh, Yeah! I took on a commission from an individual from my home state of New Mexico. I'm planning on posting WIP for this piece. So, stayed tune!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Art Affaire - Best of Show

Another awesome art show(Art Affaire) with a best of show! I had the pleasure to meet many new faces and a few customers from the Loveland Art Show came to seek out my booth for a few more purchases.
Thank you for coming out and supporting the local artists!  
My booth.
The weather started out with very dark and menacing clouds,
 and by the time the show opened, we had beautiful blue skies. 
The wind started to pick up in the late afternoon to about 30mph.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I don't recall doing an assemblage in a wood box. Anyway, I have several people getting after me to use more color in my work, so here it is folks! Some color!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Loveland Art Show - Best of Show!

I was very honored to be selected Best of Show at the 16th Annual Loveland Art Show this past weekend. Pretty awesome to be selected.
The weather was absolutely beautiful!
The attendance was great.
I only do a few local art shows and stopped doing shows out of town due to commitments at home that take priority.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wire and Fiber Co-existing

It's been a while since my last blog entry, so I thought I would slow down and take some time to post my WIP.

Quilting Arts Magazine published a really interesting article about fiber artist Diane Savona. She produces salvaged textiles that are just amazing. She incorporates found objects in the most interesting way into her quilts.

After reading the article and drooling over her work, I thought why can't I use wire with quilting?! And so, the playing begins. 

I should have a completed piece with wire and fiber to share with you in the next few weeks.
I do try to get an assemblage piece done here and there.

Monday, August 6, 2012


I found these great 1.5"x1.5"x.25" vintage wooden blocks. I really like how thin they are! The legs are white wooden tees used for golfing. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Imbedded Pieces Revealed

Altered doll heads with Apoxie Sculpt.

A few posts back, I posed  a question if anyone knew what these embedded pieces were.
Looking at them upclose will reveal that they are small BB's.

I used tacks from the hardware store and embedded them into the Apoxie Sculpt.

This head has texture from a rubber stamp or some type of tool.

Apoxie Sculpt is a really wonderful material to use. It comes in two parts and when combined you have a cetain amount of time on which to use before it starts to set, and it cures as hard as a rock!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


He carries a vintage light bulb in his left hand and a rusty washer in his right.
Can anyone guess what's inbedded into his head?

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.