December 8, 2013

Another Collaboration!!

We had so much fun combining our hands and hearts together, Christine Phelps and I made another artwork!! This jolly fellow is available for purchase in my Etsy shop just in the "nick" of time.

Crafted with great care and love, made from fired ceramic, spun cotton, and Paperclay, this piece is a lovely collectible, not to mention just great eye candy. Please refer to my shop for price and more details. Merry Christmas!!

October 25, 2013

And the Winner is........

The winner for the Gelli Arts 6 x 6 plate giveaway is ................


Congratulations Sharon and a BIG THANKS to all who participated in left a comment here. I wish I could give you all a Gelli Plate.

If you are Sharon Landon, please contact me with your shipping info.

October 21, 2013

Gelli Plate Giveaway

I'm excited about Gelli plates! It is a newer kind of printing plate that you can use to create monotypes right at home! It is made from a polymer material. It works well with acrylic paint and cleans up easily. Read more about it here:  There are great video tutorials on the Gelli Arts blog as well as YouTube.
Think of the possibilities.........your own prints, collage, journal pages/covers, fine arts.......your imagination is the limit!

I will be GIVING AWAY one 6" x 6" Gelli plate on my blog October 25th! All you need to do to enter this giveaway is to leave a comment why you want a Gelli plate and what you would do with it. Winner chosen at random and will be notified. The actual Gelli plate will be shipped to you from Gelli Arts.

So let's have some FUN and create Gelli prints!!!

October 17, 2013

Vintage Halloween Collector

Read a little interview about me at Vintage Halloween Collector's blog! This is a great blog to find great Halloween items and learn the history of some of the vintage d├ęcor we all treasure.

October 15, 2013

East Meets West

It was a fortunate day when I met artist Christine Phelps via an Ebay transaction some 10 plus years ago. We both admired each other's work, but were timid to communicate. One day I decided to send her an email praising her folk art that I coveted on the computer screen. Once we made contact, we never have stopped talking. Having long phone conversations about art and creative process take up a lot of minutes and there is still time for the stuff of good friends. This friendship is one of my life's great treasures from California (Sharon) to Connecticut (Christine).

We have been tossing around the idea of collaborating for awhile now. This is our first piece together! I am SO excited about the possibilities of two perfectionists putting their creative hats on and going for the gusto.

I work in clay, paint, and like to bead. Christine works in just about everything from paint to spun cotton and does it well. She is developing her surface designs and patterns, so watch out! We hope you like our new work and look forward to more in the future.

This piece is available in my Etsy shop!

October 7, 2013

Halloween Boo-Tique!

Please visit my Etsy shop and pick yourself out a treat that you will love for all eternity.
There are plenty of Halloween goodies to delight!

October 2, 2013

Tinsel & Treasures!

I will be at the Tinsel & Treasures art show this Saturday, October 5 with many new pieces and a lot of Halloween designs too! I hope to see you there. Please refer to the website for the address to the Veteran's Memorial Building in Danville, CA for more info and see the list of other artists on display.

September 15, 2013

Sneaky peeks.............

I know, I know. It's been a while since I have visited this screen. I am SORRY! But I am back and ready to share all of the newest and most exciting works to date. Please visit my Show Schedule page too and see where I may be popping up next. Currently, I am getting ready for Halloween & Vine on 9/28, and Tinsel & Treasures 10/5. Whew! It's gonna be a busy month.

June 11, 2013

Sneak Peeks

Here are some of my newest friends waiting to meet you this Saturday, June 15 at the Northern California Art by Fire Show/Sale!!

Shepard Garden & Art Center
3330 McKinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 10, 2013

Northern California Art By Fire Show/Sale at the Garden

You are invited and encouraged to stop by the NOCA (Northern California Art By Fire) Show/Sale at the Garden. This show is located next to a beautiful park with ducks and a rose garden. Our group, NOCA features handmade pottery and glass artworks created by its members. The show is this Saturday, June 15!!
Here's the info for the show:
Shepard Garden & Art Center
3330 Mc Kinley Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

I have new work and new designs to present to you.........I hope you can stop by!!

April 7, 2013

I will be showing my newest pieces in bountiful colors, shapes, and sizes at this event! Please read the flyer for details. See you there!!

March 26, 2013

What's Cookin'

I’m posting this picture to dispel any visions you may have of my glamorous studio space.  For the last 27 years and still going, I have created my art from small spaces. Although I would love to have more space to create, I have made it work and work I do in my kitchen most days. Counters become just another surface to pile stuff in progress, and tabletops are another venue for ideas left over. Sometimes I like to peek into those fun magazines that feature artists’ studio spaces that appear so tidy and color coded and delightfully embellished in ribbons and cool artifacts. I wonder if they are really that organized after the camera has left the scene. For me, it’s about the creative experience. I could potentially create anywhere as this picture suggests. Perhaps one day, I will be fortunate enough to be able to combine my many supplies and projects and put them into one place with easy access. I would like that. So, if you are waiting to create your masterpiece or start your life’s work if and when you get that perfect niche, wait no longer. Today is the day!

January 4, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Happy New Year!! With the arrival of the new year comes a time for clearing out and making room for new work. Please join me and the other members of the Northern California Art By Fire (NOCA) next Saturday, January 12, 2013 for our annual sale of seconds and other discontinued work. I will have ceramics and artwork available for purchase. Please read below for complete info on the sale: