A Killer Cool Treasury

‘Autumn Inspiration’ by gallery32

Turquoise and Choco…


Original Acrylic Pa…


Large Original Draw…


ceramic blue plate …


Etching: Well I Won…


France- Pornichet -…


Spooky Turquoise an…


Antique Vintage Mar…


Red hooded Coat wit…


Primitive Vintage P…


Blue Bird on a Wire…


Vintage Letter L Br…


Vintage Cloth Napki…


Teal skirt




ooak monoprint bota…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Romantic Photo Lockets

I wanted to share some images of the photo lockets I spoke of this week.  This is the first time I have attempted to cast with resin. I wanted these lockets to be more durable than some of the pendants I have made before. I also wanted to learn how to use the resin because it will help me to expand my photo jewelry line.  The resin was easy to mix and the pouring seemed to go well. Of the 10 lockets I poured only 3 were acceptable to use. I forgot to coat the back of the images to prevent the resin from darkening the image. I also learned that a little resin goes a long way. I had an issue with resin spilling over the sides of the lockets.  So I took the ones that didn’t work apart, before they were completely cured so I could try again.  Here are the 3 lockets that succeeded and I will list more throughout this week.


Buy Handmade

For the next couple of months My work will be featured on Hey Handmade.  This site promotes and lives the handmade lifestyle.  In their own words,

“Behind every handmade and vintage item is a person, their passion, and a story – not assembly lines, manufacturers, or corporate identities.”

I hope you take the time to peruse some of the talented people on this site. I encourage all of you to “Buy Handmade” whenever possible this holiday season and support local artists.

My fellow Lawrence etsians are hosting a Handmade Market at Pachamama’s On Saturday October 22nd. Be sure to stop by for some great deals and products.


Summer Bloom

I popped over to my neighbor’s yard to snap a photo of the last of her Iris. I really like the pop of red on the right side and the bright pinks in the flower.  I will be working diligently on some new ideas this weekend. So look for a new line of wearable art pendants and rings next week in the shop.

Shared Peonies

I had a busy weekend of work, friends and baking cupcakes.  My friend let me cut some of her lovely Peonies to photograph.  I wanted to move away from the washed out pastel tones and make an image that was more vivid. I took them outside to get some bright light and I like how the white flower is a bit washed out.  I added a textured background to give it some depth.  This weekend I also brainstormed about some new ideas for the blog and my etsy shop.  Look for some subtle changes this week.


Yellow Budding Tree

Another photo from my walk last week. I love these striking, dramatic yellows and the lovely bokeh, of course.  I have ordered a Composer Lensbaby lens for my camera. I am super excited for it to arrive.  I have a Muse Lensbaby, however, I wanted this new lens that offers a bit more control over the “sweet spot” in the image. My hope is that with more control I can start using it in my portrait photography to add a different perspective and look.  I can’t wait to share some images with you.


Making a Photo on the Cheap!

I wanted to take some floral photos today, however, the flowers at the grocery all seemed to be brightly colored and expensive.  I decided to use the next best thing.  Silk flowers.  Off I went to the hobby store and they were having a 50% off sale. Score! I also stopped by the Salvation Army and picked up a few cheap ceramics to use. Total bill for this little photo shopping excursion: $18. I love a good bargain.  I will be uploading a few of these to etsy over the next couple of days.


The Light in August

Sunlit Daisies 224/365 Project

I went to the grocery store and they were selling these lovely pink and white daisies for $1 a bunch.  When’s the last time you bought anything this pretty for a buck? So I brought them home, put them in a vase and took some photos.  I love how the light hits the petals and makes them almost disappear.  This image is now available in my shop and is also available in black & white.


A Simple Post

Summer Tulips

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu