Friday, 28 November 2014

soutache necklace and matching braclet

it's just like doodling but with cord
and very zen
i received a package of mixed beads from my friend
not a color i would have chosen for myself but once i added
some gold, clear and white i began to like it

Sunday, 23 November 2014


another one of my encaustic creations
 from my week long retreat of painting in owen sound
the right side is a transfer of one of my country roads photos
and the left is shellac burn technique

Monday, 17 November 2014

powertex dancer

even though powertex is a fabic hardener
you can still show motion and movement
using wire and foil for the body and styrofoam for the head
i cover the form with powertex and stoneart
the dress , a crochet doily , really finishes it off

Thursday, 13 November 2014


this years inspiration was definitely trees
and one of my favorite poems
by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) 
 i am never without it
 (anywhere i go you go,my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
  i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
 i want no world (for beautiful you are my world ,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and
whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
  and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
  and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
  i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

cameo and soutache necklace

something a little different than my usual soutache work
this commissioned piece was a bit of a challenge
but in the end it worked out and my client was extremely happy