Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Day Arts Festival Emerging Artist

Yesterday, I went for a walk to the post office with Aline to mail some Etsy goodies out and then met with Creatrixjane at Staufs to deliver some earrings and to get my daily fix of chai. As we were sitting there the delivery truck for the Columbus Alive (weekly paper) pulled up and hauled off a stack of the current week's paper. Of course on the cover was something about OSU football...which always seems to be the main focus of the news in this city. Not being a huge football fan (my birthday always seems to fall on Super Bowl sunday) I flipped past the pages of football fever, looking for the article that was to be published about the Emerging Artists at the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival. As I flipped through the paper, I paused to drool over the Frank Lloyd Wright article and photos, daydreaming for a moment... I continued turning pages tilI flipped to page 42 and saw a HUGE photo of my face. I was rather startled! I think I yelped. I thought it would be a small article with a little profile pic. What followed was a nicely written article about the four artists that will be the featured emerging artists this coming Monday at the festival. I am looking forward to the show, and working like a mad woman in my studio to finish up the final touches on a fresh batch of work.

Come visit me Monday in Upper Arlington, Ohio! I will be at Booth #1 from 10am-5pm.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back in the studio...

So, I have been back from vacation for a few days now, but have had a lot of catching up to do and am just now getting around to sharing some of the photos. The vacation was amazing and a much needed break. We visited many places that I absolutely fell in love with and I was not ready to come back to Ohio after spending an incredible week in the Bay area of California. I would live there in a heartbeat!

Here are a few photo highlights from the trip...

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tristan felt home when he found the penguins... he ADORES penguins. We watched these little guys bob around for a long time, they all kept swimming up to the glass following Tristan back and forth. Seemed like some supernatural human/animal secret communication was going on.

Then I found these crazy transparent jelly fish that were only visible when a light shone on them. I tested out the macro lens on my new camera and captured some great photos.

This random and lovely assortment of dingies and kayaks were all lined up at fishermans wharf. We spent some time here watching the sea lions flop around and bark while the sea otters were showing off playfully in the bay.

I'll be posting more photos over the next couple weeks, so many great ones to share.
(I'm not sure why blogger is turning all my vertical photos horizonatally....hmmm.)

And today was the first day of second grade! Tristan was not quite ready for summer to be over! I remember feeling the same sense of anticipation...doesn't seem that long ago when I had those butterflies that made it hard to eat breakfast that first day back!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Treasure Hunt

Aimee of just made a nice post in her blog about the map pendant I made for her from her family's hometown of Naila, Germany.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Craftin' Outlaws

Come and visit me September 15 in Columbus Ohio at Craftin' Outlaws.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Printed Necklaces Listed!

So after a lot of hours in the studio soldering and hammering away over the past several weeks, I have finished many new pieces that will debut soon in my shop.
I listed several new necklaces today, and will add more tomorrow.

This is one of the new printed series that includes many birds and art deco style floral patterns. This peacock is one of my favorites!

This one is inspired from mandalas and Indian textile design. I was SO happy with the results of this pendant. It surprised me how clear the impression of the patterning turned out! I may have to make one of these for myself!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Tiny Canary - Web Debut

Anne Simpson

Yes, I too have been simpsonized. My brother in law will be disappointed to see that they have found an automated way to illustrate people as simpsons characters. He has a real talent for drawing Simpsons caricatures...I am always amazed!

Not sure the skin color is very reminds me of the guy who used to visit me at the juice bar and would drink 3 glasses of carrot juice every day.