Virtual Visual Design

Virtual Visual Design

I love computer design programs and the computer-driven tools like the laser cutter. But when it comes right down to it, I’m a visual-tactile learner. I need to see the real thing, not just an image on the computer screen. For one thing, my ability to tell what...
Some Wooden Wonders

Some Wooden Wonders

I’ve been using the Rabbit Laser Cutter at TinkerMill for a few months now, and I’m getting better at putting together the designs and controlling the cutting and etching levels. I’m well under way with jewelry displays, box making, key chains, and...

Challenges

My beading friends meet together to work on projects and share techniques that we figure out. All of us have worked together in stores, shows and events, and we all have varying styles, techniques and levels of experience. We all have beads in common, though!  At the...

Classy!

I’m learning my way around Tinkermill in Longmont. There’s a great deal TO learn there–lots of machines, materials, and creative knowledgeable people. I’m happy to be one of them, and to now be starting to offer classes there. How to use 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...