Monday, December 7, 2009

Another Amazing Trade

While getting ready for my baby shower I wanted to make an altar and began searching for goddess sculptures on Etsy.
I ran across the work of Katharina from Gislebertus and fell in love with all of her amazing sculptures!

She was open to doing a trade and it turned out her parents live in Prescott! Small worlds right?!

These are the pieces I traded for her amazing piece pictured above.

I love how the altar came together and want to thank Katharina again for her openness and kindness. Check out her shop!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

This Friday

Please join me and two fellow artists for a holiday show and sale!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I turned thirty-three on Thursday. Sounds like a pretty good number, double the fun!
Some thirty-three facts, according to wikipedia:

  • The atomic number of arsenic
  • A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually
  • 33 is according to the Newton Scale, the temperature when water boils.
  • A significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22
33 is the coming of age of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

Well, I do feel I am coming of age, at least a new age. Wednesday is my last day of work at the coffee shop. The Jerome gallery is wrapping up at the end of December.
I am cleaning the slate, clearing a path for my daughter to join me here.
Wish me luck.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beyond Printmaking

A group of nine women printmakers currently has a show up at the Raven in downtown Prescott.
It's a great mix of work and very affordable.

This show will be up until January so you have plenty of time to check it out.

We're considering having another opening in December, I will keep you posted.

We did a show here last year and were successful.

This year the art director hung all our work inter mingled instead of in sections.
It looks great!

Hope you can all make it by!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bisbee Butter

Bisbee is known for its Bisbee Blue turquoise, and now it might be known for another alliterative title- "Bisbee Butter".

Apple Butter that is! The great place we stayed at had some amazing apple trees that we were told we could help ourselves to. Well you don't have to tell me twice!!

I am a big fan of free fruit, urban harvesting , etc.. AND these apples were deliciously tart and gorgeous as well. Hardly a worm was found!

All I've been doing for apple butter is cutting up the apples, (peels on) and putting them in the slow cooker with nutmeg and cinnamon- not even any sugar!
This batch turned out delicious and a very charming shade of burgundy.
I cooked the apples on low for about 7-10 hours.
And walla! Awesome Bisbee Butter!

......Bonus round... the first person to comment on this post receives a jar of the aforementioned butter...send me your address.....! fun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I went over to Matt's classroom to bring him some food and spied this AWESOME drawing one of his students did for him...

I guess it's true what they say...there's no messing with The Dean!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Okay, Crazy....

So let me introduce you to my Tomatillo plant.
Planted in May along with everyone else, she grew very big, but no blooms.

I think she thought she was a house plant because she was hanging out with all the other house plants. Then... last month, right as we're about to pull all the plants up in the garden and put the houseplants inside,etc...
She blooms.

Lots of blooms!

And now little tomatillo husks and fruit are appearing!
On their own time line I guess!
So should I leave her outside and hope she doesn't get frozen...

.....or bring her in and try to coax the little husks along?
Life isn't crazy enough evidently!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Heart Bisbee

I have always loved Bisbee, but had not been back to visit for awhile. Matthew had never been and for his official First Fall Break we went.

It was truly gorgeous with beautiful days and cool nights.

We relaxed and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Good friends and perfect Arizona weather!
We stayed at the Gardens and would definitely recommend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some Beginning Preparations

I know we all love this time of year!
I am excited to be on the ball enough this time around to be working on some Day of the Dead jewelry and artwork.

Halloween and Day of the Dead jewelry with skulls, reds and lots of wood and bone.

I am hoping to participate in a Day of the Dead Celebration at Sharlot Hall and these pieces are being made for that event taking place November the 1st.

Also made these postcards that were quick and fun!

Looking forward to cleaning and re-doing my alter and will be sure to share pictures of that with you!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pomegranate Prints

I have been thinking of natural dyes and natural ways of making art work.
These are experiments with pomegranate juice as an ink.

Gorgeous colors!

I am thinking of adding graphite to these images, but they are also nice as is.

This was fun to do, I am also going to try strong brewed tea as a colorant.

I am surprised at the variation of color. Fun!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Equinox!

Well, yes I know I am a day late, but I thought this too nice not to share.

Hope you all head a lovely day yesterday and more lovely (cooler) days to come!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Goodies from the gem show in Tucson!

We had a lovely time visiting friends and buying beads.

Now I need a week locked in my studio.....

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Approaching Fall

Getting some inspiration by the changing seasons.
New pieces in the shop.

Going to Tucson for the Gem Show this weekend, lots to share when I return!
Enjoy your weekend.