100 Days of Gelli Printed Mandalas!

100 Days of Gelli Printed Mandalas!

Have you heard about #the100DayProject? You make one thing every day, usually on a theme. I’m doing Gelli Plate prints of mandalas, mostly, so far, but if I have a busy day I have no problem posting an image from a sketchbook! It’s going well and I’m...

Wonderful Needle Felting Student Work

Here are some lovely student projects from a recent two hour workshop I taught in needle felting! Want to get started in needle felting? Here’s a good source of tools and supplies: https://www.weircrafts.com
We’ve Been Making Japanese Dolls

We’ve Been Making Japanese Dolls

These are kokeshi, a Japanese folk doll that uses scrap wood turnings to make simple dolls that don’t have separate arms and legs, they’re a simple body and head. In the photo above are some samples that my kids and I made and one that a student gave me...
You Can Reconnect to Your Creativity

You Can Reconnect to Your Creativity

Feeling stuck? Haven’t done anything creative in a while? I’ve been there. After 20 years of metalsmithing, I got bored and stuck. I started painting out of the blue. It was the start of a new direction artistically that has really paid off. I’ve taught jewelry...