Sunday, June 27, 2010


This unquie chandelier was given to me by my aunt, who had unfortunately misplaced the crystals many years ago. After spending several years in the basement wrapped in a box completely forgotten I decided to hang this chandelier in my newly painted studio. All I needed were crystals, but the crystals I wanted were way to pricey. "What would I use in place of crystals?" While out shopping one day I saw a table top chandelier in a hardware store with a plastic shade. This gave me an idea! However, ironicaly, this plastic can't be bought in any hardware store. Thanks to the internet I found a
company in CA that made this beautiful vinyl material for various types of lighting aplications in many different colors. I selected this beautiful yellowish, red, gold color, punched out the circles, used earring links, and jump rings to hang each circle from the metal rings. I love the way it looks.

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Studio Space

I'm so happy you've stopped by to check out my studio. Several years ago my husband encouraged me to turn our empty formal living room into a work space. After reading WWC magazine, I was inspired to repaint my studio a warm yellowish color that creates a constant feeling of light an warmth. I've surrounded myself with my work as well as the work of fellow artists. My continued exploration of calligraphy has sent me down varies paths, examples of which are all around my studio. I have many projects in the works for the empty spaces you see. Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and come back again.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm delighted to share the news about how my apron did at the auction. It started at $25 and went for $50. I was thrilled and so was Kimberly, who is modeling her new apron.