Category Archives: The Artist

paper and mixed media art, tutorials, DIY

In which I am sucking badly at doing new things.

…and that’s basically just fine. There comes a point in every artist’s life when you’ve been doing something for a while and you develop a certain mastery over your craft. It feels effortless (or at least, you don’t have to think … Continue reading

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I did a thing.

Its’ been a year and a half since I touched a hammer or pair of pliers. I have no new stones, no new metals, I’m missing supplies, I’m out of butane but by golly, I did a thing. It feels … Continue reading

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I will love it and squeeze it and name it george.

I totally made a thing today. All stash or slush bowl. Pure inspiration. All mine*. A triple strand of dreamy aquamarine, pink-hued freshwater pearls, rose quartz rounds, amazonite and Austrian crystals for a touch of bling. Accents of moonstone and labradorite, … Continue reading

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And then there were four.

Spacious Nuthouse Estates is currently chock full of nuts! And, er, cats. The Youngest and her cat have come home for an extended summer visit, before heading up to the Pacific Northwest. They’ll be making the permanent move later this … Continue reading

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Getting over myself.

A year or two ago, I took a couple of e-courses on running a jewelry business and since one of the perks is lifetime access, I’m re-doing the financial/business course this month. I am hoping I can stay on board … Continue reading

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Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.

Remember when I fell down the stairs before the Celtic Faire last month? Apparently I did something bad to my knee. My mom suggested a trip to the knee doctor and a cane. While I am more than happy to … Continue reading

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Color play. Texture play. All play!

I just bought myself the Vintaj edition BigShot from Sizzix – it’s a poor man’s rolling mill that you can use to emboss metal or cardstock or whatever. This version was specially made to use on metal and they make … Continue reading

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