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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

polka dot bracelet, hematite and aqua jasper - $35.00

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bracelet of hematite (an iron ore), aqua jasper, and a hand-made polka dotted ceramic Kazuri focal bead from Kenya, pewter lobster clasp, adjustable length, pewter capped jasper bead hangs from extension chain; fits most wrists. I love the polka dotted look of this - makes me smile...

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Friday, November 9, 2012


Someone mistook my illos shown here a couple of days ago as watercolors so I thought I'd talk about my method - here's another spread from GUESS WHO'S IN THE DESERT (by Charline Profiri, Spring 2013). Textures are, of course, much easier to see actual size.

Textures are created by scanning cardboard (cactus), a crackle surface I created with gesso (roadrunner path), rocks and stones, a shadow created on the patio umbrella (background foliage on left) various papers that I've painted and scanned and further manipulated (plant leaves, mountains, sky, earth...) 
I supposed it is best described as digital collage -  Illustrations are created by manipulating scans of found objects, textures and hand-painted papers in Adobe Photoshop to create new patterns, adding digital paintings, and collaging it all together.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

busy, busy

I've been locked in the studio for months finishing book projects and neglecting my Etsy shop. This week I'm finally getting some new pieces ready to show - I've had a wonderful time shaping, hammering, oxidizing and sealing wire clasps and links and putting them together with new semi precious stones, Czech beads, sterling silver and pewter charms, and ...... I love these new bracelets!  I think I may have to make a bracelet of just these rose charms (see one hanging from 's' hook)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

sweet stuff

this yellow jacket likes my new bracelets too! I've spent the early morning photographing new things for my shop and enjoying a cool fall Texas day

busy in the desert

I've been finishing GUESS WHO'S IN THE DESERT (wonderfully written by Charline Profiri) and it's off into the world.
Kids read the clues and try to figure out what animal is hidden on the page - the answer is revealed on the next spread.
Who's hidden here?                                                                              (tarantula)