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Festival on Main

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Bryan and I’ll be showing jewelry, artwork and books, and doing some demos including beaded kumihimo at the Firehouse Art Center later this month Friday August 23, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Longmont Festival on Main. Do stop by and say hello if you are in town!

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I Fall To Pieces

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Patsy Cline said it so well…some days things just are NOT all together. That’s how it is right now for the purple faerie ball joint doll that I am making. First the cat stole one of her lower arms—luckily I have made a paper under-body pattern that I am testing and it was no problem [...]

Aurora Rose, a Ball Joint Doll

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I just finished making my first ball jointed doll, and its been a fun filled learning curve. I’ve made many dolls, but she’s the most complex. Kato Polyclay is extremely tough and durable, and after sanding has a beautiful skin-like texture. I used a 12.5 oz. block of beige/flesh and had around 3 oz. [...]

Springtime in the Rockies

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We still have a few inches of snow on the ground here at the 2nd of May, [...]

Reconstructing the Past

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This semester I’m taking part in a wonderful project as one part of an Independent Study in metal work/jewelry construction at Front Range Community College. This is a service-learning project in cooperation with classes in Metal/Jewelry, Women’s Sexuality and Women in US History, honoring 11 female elders in the Boulder County Community and was [...]

Tidy Up The Paperwork, Then Treats!

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Sometimes part of getting on with new business in the new year includes those little bits of business from before. Like preparing and filing taxes, FAFSA forms and other paperwork, updating my resume and all that other stuff needed for going forward, so I’ve been diligent.

I’m even getting pages from my old website re-formatted [...]

Braid-y Bunch

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It’s been a lovely break between semesters, and I’ve had a chance to practice two of the new skills I learned in 2012, bead crochet and kumihimo. Both are a lot of fun, allowing for creative choices when it comes to picking out the beads, and meditative when it comes to the bead stringing [...]

Winding Up 2012

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As the wheel of the seasons keeps turning and Winter Solstice is coming right up, I’m reminded as always to take a good hard look at what I’ve done this year and what I’d like to do next. Some recent health issues have made me exceeding grateful for good health and creative energies when I [...]

3 inch Spirit Doll

I’m back from the Houston International Quilt Show, inspired by color and ready to get on with the rest of this semester and lots of new creative projects in the rest of the year and the one upcoming.

I’ll be making new Spirit Doll samples to go with the kits I make and sell, and [...]