I can’t seem to stop making these!
We woke up here–not without warning–to a sugar-snow dusting and very cold temps. But a friend and I were warmed and refreshed by the fantastic color of Art in Bloom, an annual exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that … Continue reading
And the making goes on! With more to come. Here’s my interpretation of those wonderful tremblant pieces from the 18th and 19th century. (The little Swarovski crystals on the end of the pearls tremble as you move.) Fun with vintage … Continue reading
I was digging around one of my hydrangeas yesterday and when I removed the leaves at the center of the old stalks, who appeared but a very sleepy Mr. Toad. I love toads!
I’ve always made fairly simple companion earrings for my necklaces when I have enough beads, but I’ve never really focused on statement earrings…until this week. Wow what fun. They’re just as intricate and complex as my necklaces and great fun … Continue reading
For one day. It’s melting fast. Last night it snowed and once again we brought out our wooliest socks, had a fire in the fireplace, and hugged mugs of hot tea–the return of Hygge weather in the north. Truthfully, I’m … Continue reading
We usually get a few swans on the lake in the spring for a few days and in the fall–probably on their way to a much larger lake just south of us. But this year, Sidney the signet and his … Continue reading
Yes, even as spring peeks through the clouds here, I’m stuck on Christmas. This time, more Norwegian nisse. Unbelievably, I had everything I needed on hand to make these guys–large spools, mold-maker, sculpty clay, paints, cotton, the little mushrooms, etc. … Continue reading
My latest batch of linen and felt ornaments. They have a little stuffing in them for 3-D effect.
I’m at it again. At last December’s art sale, a woman asked me to make 6 shoe ornaments for this year’s sale. She wanted to buy them for her friends who shared her passion for shoes. So, here are the … Continue reading