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Upcoming Classes in Ohio

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We’re getting ready to travel to Ohio and see family and friends as well as do some art and music. I’ve got three classes (etching metal bracelets, patina on metal and kumihimo) lined up at Gahanna Bead Studio at 1082 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, Ohio. I grew up in Gahanna, and it is always a […]

Wonderful Watercolor Fun

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We didn’t do the usual Springtime Dyeing Days marathon with shibori and tiedyed textiles and clothing. I have plenty of both for the moment, and have been working on overpainting, adding metallic accents, and taking the textiles I have already dyed to the next steps.

However, I needed a burst of colorful fun, so I […]

Illustrator brushes and art

Free Illustrator lace brushes

I thought I’d lost the files from my Illustrator classes that I took at Front Range Community College, but I found quite a few and that includes the one with the brushes I created that allow me to “draw” lace onto lines. It may sound simple, but they took some doing; you start by building […]

Rounding Out The Year

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Most of the artists I know have projects that are awaiting their attention while they work on […]

Cozy Up with a Polyclay Quilt

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I’m preparing all sorts of revamped pieces for the October show at KCP Gallery. PolyMarket Press is the Featured Artist of the month, and I’m presenting all sorts of art from the books I’ve written and published. That includes turning the 250+ “bolts of cloth” from the miniature quilt store featured in Adapting Quilt Patterns […]

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 […]

Polymer Clay Classes at KCP Gallery

polymer clay on switchplates for home decor

The weather is warm, we’ve got great illumination from the skylight plus big tables–so I’ve been getting out the polymer clay at KCP Gallery, where I’ve got my studio and gallery set up. Time to make lots of new beads, miniatures, dolls–and some home decor as well!

I’m doing class in all of the above, […]

Winding Down, and Winding Up!

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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 […]

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 […]