Spring Flowers

I’m learning to use new software and new tools along with those honed for a while now, and the new crop this year includes Inkscape design software that is a lot like Illustrator but lots of CAD stuff in there I’m not familiar with yet. Combined with the...

Experimenting with Color

I’ve often referred to myself as a mad scientist with art supplies, and that certainly is true lately. For several years now I’ve been doing a series of experiments with color on metal using alcohol inks, chemical patinas, heat, and more. Now I’m...
Spring Bonnets and Eggs

Spring Bonnets and Eggs

I do enjoy decorating eggs with polymer clay. These blooming beauties were first blown free of their egg-y contents, then coated with several cured coats of liquid polymer clay.I drew the faces with a Micron permanent ink pen, colored them with acrylic paints and...
Rounding Out The Year

Rounding Out The Year

Most of the artists I know have projects that are awaiting their attention while they work on one thing or another. I have lots of them myself, and I cycle around in what I’m working on at any given time; web updates, polymer clay, writing or laying out books,...
Springtime in the Rockies

Springtime in the Rockies

We still have a few inches of snow on the ground here at the 2nd of May, but flowers are starting to pop up inside–metal flowers, that is. I’ve been anodizing titanium flowers that I cut and formed and placing them with etched metals and patinaed...

…With Bright Shiny Faces!

“Good morning to you! Good morning to you–we’re all in our places, with bright shiny faces. Is that any way to start out the day?” or so we sang it in Camp Fire Girls when I went to summer camp. The singing and being in the woods were my...