Monday, October 24, 2011

Just got to use my new photo booth to shoot this gorgeous commission I just finished. Love the weight of this one, definitely making a statement wearing this beauty. Check out my flickr for more shots of it. Somehow I am going to make a ton of new work for the show in.... 4 weeks. Already have a few pieces ready that I am very excited about, will post images after show though:-)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Facets 2011

If you are able I would love to see you there! It is quite the line up of talented artists that I have no doubt will leave everyone wanting more:-)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

After removing the bent over hedges this spring, we planted these:-) some are around 10 ft tall and all are beautiful...its so hard to leave this sometimes...

the garden is surviving the heat, corn coming in, tomatoes, carrots, beets, peppers, brussel sprouts?! lots of squash and weeds... and really killer mosquito's

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Etsy Shop

2 years of nursing school ahead of me and I decide to open an Etsy Shop.

guess I'm in for quite the ride.

One studio mate that has pushed this new work along is my new 120lb Hay Budden. Resurfacing an anvil wasn't quite as daunting as I imagined, and hopefully I didn't mess anything up too terribly. Its got great ring and rebound, and a serious amount of space for me to work on.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

new year/last year

Since my last post I have: applied to move overseas as a "traveling spouse" (obviously that didn't work out), bought, slightly renovated and moved into our unbelievably perfect new home on Greenmount, developed new biology, chemistry, and statistics skills, and set up a beautiful new studio. I am currently in the Nursing track at CCBC. What a surprise. I love Biology, Chemistry, and really enjoyed Statistics. I am a full time student and will be applying to programs in the next few months.

I am overwhelmed by my circumstances. The gift of learning, the gift of existing in a beautiful space, loving and amazing friends, an extraordinary husband. This past year has been a year of immense growth of which I am so thankful for.

Here are a few pics of my life and work that have been squeezed out along the way.

my lush backyard... more house pics to come. looking forward to some serious gardening.. beekeeping? and who know! p.s. we have Great new neighbors!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Developments!

Well, the start of a new school year is here and I have to admit I am excited. I love my job as a full time sub at the oh so special Rosedale Center, the staff and kids bring me to tears they make me so happy sometimes.

This will be a very busy year for me and I am looking forward to growing and learning so much! I happened to google myself this afternoon and was blown away. I was written up in this gorgeous online magazine The Artery There are some really great artists written up, and the article about me is very encouraging and beautifully written.

We also finished and rented out the huge house we bought 2 years ago this summer! We are moved in and loving it. Here are a couple of pictures to show our apt and some of the work we did. I hope everyone is having an exciting and encouraging Fall. I am definitely welcoming the cooler weather.

I also wanted to share that I am planning on enrolling in school to get my RN- become a nurse. After much thought and heartache I hope this is the best choice. While I will miss the high schoolers, who woulda thought, I hope to eventually serve on the clinical side. I am thinking about places like Kennedy Krieger, or possibly institutions like Sheppard Pratt.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

M.I.A. excuses

I bought a house almost 2 years ago. the roof and everything in between needed to be taken out and redone. this has eaten up my evenings and weekends for the most part, happy hours and the like still observed when possible. This last weekend we worked on getting the railing all finished up. We reused a bunch of old ornate cast steel parts and built a new railing out of them. A huge amount of work, but worth every second, it looks great. Heres a shot of me doing the final touches, welding the two rails together at the corner.