Welcome to my art blog.

This is where you'll find some of the things I'm trying to accomplish... a little of this and that. Paintings, photography, collage and sewing...every artful endeavor helps me keep my sanity in this mixed up world.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Workshop in my living room

Of all the wonderful artists I have had the opportunity to learn from, I think Carla O'Connor has had the biggest impact on my artistic development. She is a wonderful woman from Gig Harbor who has shared her incredible approach to truly creative painting for many years. I've taken 3 workshops from her and would love to share in the experience again and again. I own one of her little originals.... just HAD to have it! That is why I got so excited when Creative Catalyst developed a teaching DVD on Carla! If you can't get to a workshop, Creative Catalyst is a fabulous way to bring these brilliant artists right into your living room. Check out the link I've posted below in the right hand margin for their web site. I believe they have a blog as well.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I love Etsy!

I have finally developed my Etsy store. I know, I know. Where have I been. Etsy has been all the rage for several years now and I'm just getting there now... but better late than never. There are soooo many wonderfully talented people using Etsy, it's more than just a little bit intimidating, but what the hey. Scroll down to find my Etsy link in the right-hand margin. Hey, look at me... I just managed to post the Etsy widget to this blog. Mom would be so proud.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Once again I find myself awash in a sea of artistic stimuli. With a few weeks to spare before I need to focus on inventory for the Farmers Market in May, I have been indulging in different means of arriving at my "happy place"... you know, that place where time disappears and all is right with the world... like a kid with a new box of crayons. Pouncing Rain is a wonderful little happy place for me; a small jewelry studio where one can learn from some very accomplished teachers the art of jewelry making, from PMC to enameling to metal etching and beyond. The above photo is a piece of copper I etched using a ferric chloride etch. I was very pleased with the outcome. The words sum things up for me, inspired by the poem from Lord of the Rings... Not all who wonder are lost.