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December 14, 2016
Metal Rock'n Fish


This Rockfish is presently swimming in the Ozone with some friends. Each time I 'pull' prints off a print block, I like to do them in a different style than before. In the first round, the fish was black and the background was blended oceanic colors. The second round of prints were on colored paper with the fish in black and white ink. This round, the fish is hand-inked in many different colors without inking the background. This latest school of fish are getting a swirl-ground steel frame and mounted on Cedar. I did a round of the 'Sea Horsepower' piece in the same way. For a look at those, check out the Printmaking  page. Love these so much I'm going to have to keep a few for the house. 

December 10, 2016
Scrappy Stackers


This is what I was up to yesterday with glee and excitement. If you've been to the Ozone lately, and peered at the chaos of the jewelry bench, you probably noticed snips and shapes of varying metals in varying sizes. The style of fabrication jewelry making I adore is based on manipulating and soldering sheet metals to achieve the finished piece. This leaves lots of bits left over to play with. When I accumulate a fair amount (this is when you, that have seen the bench, can laugh about that amount) the pieces become a new metallic palette from which to construct unique forms. The last batch turned out to be earrings and this batch are bench scrap stack rings or Scrappy Stackers. They are just big enough to wear alone and have lots of impact stacked. Can't wait to get back into the studio and make more.

December 9, 2016
Getting Mossy


Where were they going in that bus back in September? Okay, so it's been a while since the last blog and the excuses are plentiful but somewhat irrelevant and resolved. The greatest news is that we returned from our adventures with some incredible new raw rocks to work on. First of all, I didn't know that moss agate came in almost every color of the rainbow. Secondly, I had to do some research on why the shapes and inclusions varied so much. It turns out that the bus ride was only the beginning of the adventure in that respect. Since I only like to use 'organic' shapes of the stones, I either start the polishing stage as I found it or break the stone to find candidates within the 'motherstone'. This glimmering beauty above was a piece of 'float'; meaning it was on the surface of the ground and already in a usable size. I am currently polishing this piece as well as the piece that shows up in the Daily Visions  today. Come down to the gallery to see how these polish up and the other colors of Moss Agate already in the cases.

2016-04-27�- Hot Art Clothes!


The warmer it gets, off go the layers! Having comfortable style is important so why not wrap yourself in wearable art that is functional as well as sensationally cool. Leslie Palotas hand dyes each individual piece creating waves, octopus and other graphic renderings in fabric. Because she uses awesome companies like Xylem in Eugene for sourcing of the cuts, she makes stylish works of art to wear like Bolero Jackets and Yoga Pants. Leslie has just dropped off a new haul of work, come find the perfect piece for you.�

2016-04-27�- Variations on a Theme


For some reason I always love wearing chokers during the summer. Maybe it's the necklines, maybe it's that we're more active so we want jewelry that isn't dangling too much. I also notice that if my choker is too high, it leaves my chest rather bare. So to kill a couple of birds with one stone, I cooked up a choker that drops down to the length of a regular pendant. WIN! I've been playing with various lengths of drop and different stones, come in and see the variations on the theme.�

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