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...

New Color for Fall

The leaves are just starting to turn, but polymer clay and colored inks are providing the ongoing bursts of color happening at my house right now. Click the image to see all three in the slideshow. A new batch of etched brass beads looks like antique brocade and sari...
Bon Voyage! We’re Off On A Polymer Clay Adventure

Bon Voyage! We’re Off On A Polymer Clay Adventure

The Polymer Clay Adventure is a fabulous year-long online retreat with 22 instructors created and hosted by Ilysa Ginsburg & Kira Slye. I’m happy to be on board, and my tutorial debuts this weekend. In 10 half hour  video segments, I  show start to finish...
Upcoming Classes in Ohio

Upcoming Classes in Ohio

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...
Wonderful Watercolor Fun

Wonderful Watercolor Fun

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...