Monday, January 25, 2010



I am gearing up for the journey on this magic carpet ride.......... One World One Heart!
I love found objects! A&E's Hoarder Show on TV frightens me a bit........because I think I might qualify as a case study on one of their episodes. I would dare say that I make very little eye contact most places I go because I am always searching for great finds. When I go on an outing, or on vacation I take pictures of cracks in walls,

and sidewalks.......junk piles etc. etc.
and if I invite people up to see my etchings.......that's what they really see. I am a hopeless collector of stuff......that may not have a purpose at the moment, but will someday. My husband would like to slide some of my trash stash inside these piles of grapevines on our vineyard, for a new pagan cleanliness ceremony.
However, I have found a kindred spirit in Michael deMeng and his wonderful vision of found transformations.
Some of you might have met him and had the pleasure of having a class session with him. I did so this past October. Finally, confirmation that you can never have too many finds. He loves junk too. My give away this year is this piece below that I created while in his class.
After looking through my loads of junk this is what evolved. My First Crush...... Lots of opportunities to think with this piece, which started with an orange crush soda can I found on the road one day. Who is the crush.....the girl or the cat......could it be the rock had a part in this too........I'll leave that up to you.
If you would like to participate in my

give away please leave a comment on my blog. You may leave a comment up until midnight February 14th California time. I will select a winner on February 15th. I create only one of a kind pieces, so there will never be another one like this. Make sure I can contact you at your blog address. I hope the one who wants this the "mostess" wins! Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to meeting all of you, and viewing your blogs, as well.

Although, my Reluctant Juggler shown above is not a giveaway, I may need him to help me draw the number of the lucky OWOH winner!

Monday, January 18, 2010

That Works................

So, I am sure you have all looked at something you have created at one time or another and said " that really works! If you love the piece then no matter who tries to bargain for think......NO deal. It is still glowing from your creative energy.....the aura around it has not even left the work space. .how could you possibly part with it? If you attend a show, you might also recognize the keepers by their hefty price tag. But then, you know the old rationalization...........Well, if someone is willing to pay the price, then I am compelled to sell it..........of course never dreaming that anyone would dare make such an offer. Sometimes we try to save these fave pieces too by marking a sign that says they're sold. Such are a very few pieces of my work that reside in my home.........ones I actually did keep.

There is usually regret about the pieces that were really never intended to be matter what.. ....even if someone was willing to pay the are a few of my sold regrets........never to be exactly recreated again, since I make one-of-a-kind. Sniff, sniff, I can even remember who bought each piece......which is a temptation.....they are only an email or a phone call away. Can you recall art like other goods?



The Devils Rejects

Darrow's Manymphs On the Go!

Something Nagging at my Head

Kitty Katdaver
Miss Issippi and Nemrod

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Look Ma...........Yes Hands!

Something to keep you entertained.........on a long winter's night in between.............bursts of artistic creativity...............AND

I have been known to make a few shadow gestures myself.......but enough about that! This is great fun to do, providing you are double jointed in some cases.......... But Wait it does not cost you $19.99. Think of the fun you could also have being the life, and, or the entertainment at your next gathering. What a way to surround yourself with a crowd...before you know it you might be signing autographs. I became invisible once at a party, and played a whole game of tennis in a living room full of people, without them knowing, seriously,...(oh those parties from the past)......this is much easier to do than that. Could also be a workout, or warm up for those hands on a chilly morning before working in the studio. Let your hands be your guide. Artistic people it's always about the hands!