Showing posts from November, 2008
You know I just love color! It is reflected in my metal work and my majolica pottery. Color is just so much fun.
So I have fallen for this new technique that I blogged about last week. It is sort of a cross between a patina and a coloring book!
I am just reeling with new ideas for it. These are the latest... balloons.

Remember that song from the 80's.. Nena's 99 luftballons? That's what I have been signing because of these sweet things! My kids think I am nuts, walking around the house signing in German...well more nuts than usual. You know you can see it on youtube! Youtube is a marvelous thing for seeing obscure and random things from the past...but I digress.

I listed the red balloon necklace and the red ring in the Etsy shop....just scroll down and click..

What can I color next.....

My 15 minutes of almost fame....

So it seems my big debut that I have been waiting month and months to be published.... you know the bit with the photos of my jewelry in ME Home Companion.... well it seems that ME's is looking for a new publisher because theirs is dropping them! 'Scuse me ... I read it.. isn't that enough.
So it seems that my jewelry will not yet be seen by a national audience in print. Ah well... maybe they will find a new publisher print the march edition and make me famous! if at least not famous how about busy with sales!
The economy is in the tank and that makes it hard for artists to make a living 'ya know. This Christmas season is so much slower than last year. Even with the new ads out it is just so very slow... I know, I know ...everyone is saving their pennies just to be sure they can pay the mortgage, but for gosh sakes did everyone forget it is the Holidays? Go shopping... boost the economy from the bottom up...I know I'll do my part!
Starting with the artists on etsy..


I've been experimenting with a new and interesting process of color on metal. I love patinas as most of you know so this was a really natural direction for me to pursue. The process is on copper and begins as a regular green verdigris patina which you then layer hand applied colors on top of. Then you can blend and blend the colors into each other and it is really fabulous. I am so enthralled with this I really just want to color all day.
The first two pieces I have set in a silver pendant and listed in the shop but I can't wait to experiment with more complex designs and shapes. The designs are pouring out of me head. I just wish I like to saw more. I keep putting off getting out the copper and sawing. procrastination for a job i dislike doing....wish I could skip that part.