Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May, trip to Charlotte, Mint Museum and The Beckler

Recycled necklace by Bob Ebendorf

Charlotte downtown
Book illustration by George Braque

Hand  carved, wood, amazing detail
Mint Museum, jewelry by Miriam Hiller

Jamie Bennett
Bob Ebendorf

 New work by me for Creative Metalsmith &getting ready for Larkspur :)
Gardening has begun

Sunday, April 19, 2015


George and I judged a show in Rockingham, North Carolina, this was the"best in show" black and white photo,  I love the horse's eye and emotion that comes through in this photo.
First time setting pear shaped stone, John Cogswell's stonesetting book had some helpful tips, very sparkly with star of saphire and tube set diamonds.
I still cant believe my orchid rebloomed, I totally left it alone, I might try the fertilizer for next year and see what it does
George got a painting in the June section of "Carolina's Got Art" the opening will be in charlotte the first friday of May so we will plan to go. Looks like a rather large show.
Ive been getting alot of new work done, I now have my pieces in the Little Art Gallery at Cameron Village.
These are some more pieces that are going  to the "Creative Metalsmith" in Chapel Hill. They will be carrying my work as of May:) I will also have work in the "Artspace" gallery store starting in June. These are all new opportunities, so the challenge is on to be more productive.
Been working in the yard sporadically, finally got the other side of the fence up, Spring has been very welcome here in Raleigh.
this is actually the 20th anniversary of Larkspur, time flies I think I have been doing that show for probably 17 or eighteen years, there will be lots of new "In the Garden "jewelry there first weekend in June.
I'm still inspired by the Pullen Baptist Church Rosette
I see it every morning on the way to the Y
Winter was long, glad spring is here

Sunday, March 1, 2015

january brrrrrrr , Feb.. March 1......

Samples and work by Jessica Calderwood
Several days of this
outdoor light sculpture by Susan Cannon,
Demo piece from ECU Symposium by Kim Cridder

Two pieces from ECU Symposium that I liked, Check out Arthur Hash Blog for a great photo documentation of the event http://theartescapeplan.blogspot.com/

Spring has got to be on its way

its really was February.... Had a great time at ECU symposium this year, lost our heat for a week, put up my first official trunk show and now settling into some projected goals for 2015.  Work more on selling the magic, get photos with a model, get photos on white background, make a major neckpiece, add two more shows to my year, fence the other side of yard, These seem doable. Its really cold outside, we may get a snow. planning a fall trip to Vermont. Jessica Calderwood workshop at Pullen and SNAg in Boston.......lots to sort through, better go one at a time. Got snow.  2 snow events later , and now its March.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January on to new adventures.

Pet Portraits for animal cousins Quinn and Runner, done by Keith Norval
Studio visit with potter friend Brad Tucker
Baxter and his new Christmas toy
New Years Eve sparkle, jeweled purse belonging to mother of the bride
My fav photo of bride and groom , reminds me of a Hopper painting
What fun ringing in the new year, with Marion :)
                                                     All decorations put away till next year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December : Before its over

Baxter and Mitsie got the holidays going early this year by finding a box of ribbons. Glitter everywhere.They are definitely mischief makers.
Finally finished the "jewelry exchange" documentation. I traded with Llyn Strong from Greenville SC.
And the Christmas cactus bloomed
Mary Anne K. Jenkins had a special birthday party, hosted by her two children it was good to see her. And then the shows began ...Piedmont
New display. I like the colorful rug with the predominately, blacks and whites. Alot of new work.
"Heirloom Brooch", Rhodalite garnet, 18 k and oxidized silver
                                          flower necklace with handmade chain. From the series                                                                           "Clouds got in the Way". Things got a little dark
                                          and sad, RIP,  MTM Nov 25, 2014 just shy of 91.
                                          I will miss you Mom.

                                         And my cactus bloomed. We walked the beach,
Had thanksgiving, and next thing you know it was Christmas.
It's the eve of Christmas Eve. Ive embraced the season, watched Christmas movies, filled last minute orders, drank alot of Starbucks while out shopping, spent time with friends, somehow I haven't felt as stressed out and crazy as usual, just enjoying the quiet of the night. It's raining and cold outside. Enjoying our little tree with magenta balls.  Peace to all.