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Knit Knack

knit and purl sampler

2015 is already cycling into Spring, and I’m practicing old skills and learning new ones. This year I’ve learned to knit, thanks to Donnie and the Knit WIP gang.

I started with a scarf with just knitting, then on to practicing knit and purl stitch combos. The white piece may turn into a sampler wall […]

Minis and More

PolyMarket Press books

It’s been an exciting few weeks that felt like a mini-month! We’ve rearranged a bit at KCP Gallery to make room for showing and doing lots of new artwork, and we are getting ready for the return to school and for Fall.

Things we’ve been working towards all summer are showing results, and it’s great […]

Oh, Hi O

metal etching class

We’re going back to Ohio to enjoy some of Springtime with family and friends there, and to do a trunk show and metal etching class at Gahanna Bead Studio. We’re getting back to some things and forwards to others; life is more of a spiral than a circle! I’ve finished up my own student-hood for […]

New Beads and Beauties

etched bronze and beadwork necklace

All the activity at the Kay Carol and Priscila Gallery and Working Art Studio has been keeping me hopping like the proverbial Easter Bunny. So far this year (and its only just the end of March!) we’ve had the several featured artists, cleaned and painted the gallery in preparation for more, hosted musical events and […]

Winding Down, and Winding Up!

FRCC Art Club popup gallery ad graphic

The year 2013 is coming to a close, as is the last semester in my degree program at Front Range Community College. My Media Graphic Design degree is within reach, and I have enjoyed all the art classes there so much that I’m going to continue to take a few here and there as I […]

Festival on Main

kumihimo necklace with bronze copper brass masks

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!

Title: Festival on Main Location: 667 […]

I Fall To Pieces

parts for bjd doll

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 […]

Reconstructing the Past

etched bronze and kumihimo bead necklace with silver columbine

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 […]

Braid-y Bunch

kumihimo braided bead ropes

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 […]