Friday, October 10, 2014


Last flowers of the summer
"Morning Glory" that Anne Terry gave to me.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer 2014

Steve Winwood and Tom Petty Concert.
I guess this is all old news.  Summer is over, it was good. The coast was delightful, the mountains were beautiful.

Significant birthday:)
Lots of abstract and introspective thinking. I'm ready for fall now.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Way overdue to busy to post

Therefore this one may need to be somewhat jumbled. Got off track with my 3 a month challenge and totally fell off my "jeweler I know" for each month . So Ill play catch up.   Spring started with SNAG conference in Minneapolis. I had not been in a couple of years, and really enjoyed seeing people I hadn't seen in a while and meeting new people who are devoted to the field of metalsmithing. Some of the lectures were outstanding my Favorite was Mirjam Hiller, from Germany. Her work and presentation were spell-
bounding. Here is a piece that was purchased by one of the attendes at the conference.  Bob Ebendorf received a well deserved lifetime acheivement award, his acceptance was gracious, sincere and inspirational for up and coming as well as seasoned metalsmiths, jewelers, art jewelers, designers and craftsmen ie. makers.

This was the first time my husband George experience a SNAG conference. He had a great time touring around the art museums and biking the greenways. The gallery night took us all over the city my favorite show was in a bookstore in "uptown" the show was about art with words and featured a piece by a "jeweler I know" Adrienne Grafton.  Be sure to check out her website.   

the famous cherry by Claus Oldenburg at the Walker and a Frank Gerry Building "The Wiseman" at the University of Minnesota.
Needless to say we saw lots of art.
Got back to a fabulous work-
shop with Tim Lazure another "Jeweler I know"He is currentlty teaching a ring making workshop at Penland with Jen Townsend. His work is exquisite, he is a master craftsmen and makes wonderful tools, as well.
Did I mention puppies and pears and flowers. "Larkspur", "Artsplosure" and today is the first day of summer, summer solstice.. Another season to embrace.
Lisa Oakley pears at Larkspur
Georgia O'Keefe
"in the garden" series
The cat mural complete this year at "Artsplosure."

Edward Hopper.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

March Month Jeweler Sandra McEwen

Sandra designing, her drawings and use of color reflect her RISD  illustration background
Her patience and skill are amazing, she creates interesting and unique jewelry at her artspace studio.
Sandras' Blog shows several of her processes for cloisonne and champleve pieces at   She will be teaching a May workshop at pullen.

Friday, March 21, 2014

this was february somehow it didnt post. Feb & March blurred long winter.

River dwelling delux

College of the Albemarle Professional Arts Bldg

Barber Shop in Columbia NC

Beautiful Gallery at COA
Laura Wood piece in Chroma Show at COA
Sunny day Turtles everywhere
my first trip to Pocosin
puppy classmate Lily
Devins first meeting with Baxter
Baxters first long car trip
puppy classmate MAX
puppy classmate little Lily
Devin's new cat Bean
Cameron Village

the snow
the cat in the box
more snow
a necklace completed for the Chroma Show